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30 years’ experience working as freelance and in-house translator in Latvia, Portugal and the UK. DBS clearance annually renewed.


Qualified Member of ITI from 2015. Full member of from 2003. MPhil from the University of Latvia.


30 years' experience in legal, technical and other fields from a true perfectionist.​



English, Latvian and Russian


30 years’ experience – invaluable second pair of eyes


For campaigns where simple translation is not enough.

My Story

It was 2003, and life had mercilessly deposited me in a country foreign to me – Portugal. At the time, I did not speak the language, did not understand the people and was thoroughly homesick.

There were only a handful of English-speaking people around, all retired ex-pats, but, thankfully, they did like to read. One day, when I was perusing the meagre offerings at an English lady’s house, I picked up a random book, opened it at the title page and was completely stunned. There, on the very first page of the book, without doubt written and printed in English, was a dedication – ‘Manai mīļajai vecmāmiņai’. I was in the middle of Portugal (literally), standing on a tiled Mediterranean floor with palm trees and a vigorous Bougainvillea brushing against the windows, absentmindedly listening to Sheila’s chattering, and there it was..


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