Elsa Wakeling
www.elsawakeling.com
SIMULTANEOUS / CONSECUTIVE INTERPRETER ENGLISH/POLISH
Elsa Wakeling

SIMULTANEOUS / CONSECUTIVE INTERPRETER
ENGLISH / POLISH / FRENCH

Permanent resident in the UK since 1969.
Simultaneous/consecutive freelance interpreter since 1985.
Registered on National Register of Public Service Interpreters since 2009.

Specialist in the following fields:

·                Political/Commercial/General business

·                Banking and Finance

·                Taxation

·                Environmental issues

·                Tourism and Leisure

·                Insurance

·                Telecommunications

·                Law/Local Government/Health/Community issues

In the years between 1992 – 2009 based in Warsaw, Poland, interpreting for various government and foreign institutions, at numerous conferences/seminars and for key political figures in Poland and abroad.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2009 – 2013

Permanent Court of Arbitration / Hague, Netherlands
Bilateral Dutch/Polish governmental negotiation, simultaneous interpreting

Simultaneous and consecutive interpreting at conferences and various business events in the UK and abroad.

From 2009 also working as professional freelance interpreter at UK courts and for the UK police services.

2006 – 2009

Based in Warsaw Poland. Working for 3 years as a manager and public relations representative in marine development where interpersonal skills, communications and Corporate Social Responsibility were crucial as well as building and maintaining high-level successful relationships with new clients.

1992 – 2006

Based in Warsaw, Poland. Interpreted for governmental and foreign bodies during Poland’s process of entering European Union membership.

Included various conferences, talks and seminars where consecutive and simultaneous interpreting was required in Poland and abroad (Brussels Paris, Vienna, Budapest, Berlin).

Interpreted for two polish Presidents – Lech Walesa and Aleksander Kwasnewski, The White House (during
President Clinton's two official visits ), OECD training seminars in Vienna and Budapest, The US Department of Treasury etc.

1982 – 1992

Freelance interpreting (Polish, English, French) in London for guests of the Foreign Office – political/commercial as well as an official Scotland Yard interpreter.

Acted as an official interpreter to Lech Walesa during his visit to the UK in 1989 as the leader of the Solidarity movement.


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Elsa Wakeling
www.elsawakeling.com