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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsFeatures Editor - Translator - Project Manager

About me

Over the last seven years' living and working in China I gained extensive editing, project management, account management, magazine publishing and translation experience; with a variety of roles that were both client facing as well as in-house.

Skills

  • Leadership
  • Research
  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Business Development
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Chinese Culture
  • Account Management
  • Cross-cultural Working
  • Baking

Work history

2017

Project Manager

German Chamber of Commerce in China | Shanghai

Aug 2015 - Apr 2017
  • Shanghai, China
  • Full Time
  • • The Benefit Program offers exclusive discounts to all German Chamber members throughout mainland China. I proactively acquired new Benefit Partners, increasing the number of participating companies by 22% over a year adding companies such as Hilton Hotels, Mio Espresso and IQ Air. • I was entrusted with developing a new budgetary and forecasting model. • Completely redesigned the printed publication; developed and initiated a drastic rebranding strategy to ensure continued sustainability of the program.

2017

Editor

German Chamber of Commerce in China | Shanghai

Aug 2015 - Apr 2017
  • Shanghai, China
  • Full Time
  • • Entrusted with overseeing the entire editing, layout, design and publication of the German Chamber Ticker (GCT), the leading Sino-German bi-monthly business magazine with a readership of 26,000. • I supervised the activities of seven team members across Greater China, coordinating print and distribution. • Conducted extensive research to identify annual cover topics. • I recruited and briefed contributors, wrote my own pieces, and conducted interviews with key opinion leaders and high level experts. • I developed a comprehensive understanding of the business strategies of German companies in China as well key economic indicators that guide Sino-German foreign trade through editing flagship reports such as Business Confidence Survey (BCS) and Wages & Salary Report. • I was pivotal in the growth of the Chamber’s online presence. Based on my keen understanding of Chinese social media trends, I was selected for implementing the initial phase of WeChat adoption, completing a training aimed at maximising the added value of WeChat for companies.

2015

Senior Editor & Translator, Vendor Manager

CBG Shanghai

Aug 2012 - Jul 2015
  • Shanghai, China
  • Full Time
  • • With a focus on team building and promoting company brand cohesion, I trained the vendor management team on their online English presence. • Managed a roster of 15 freelance translators with a focus on marketing and telecom projects. • As a personal career highlight, and allowing me to indulge in my passion for baking, I cooperated with Joanna Pollnow to translate her Nordic recipes from Swedish to English and supervised the Chinese translation for a Chinese market. Currently in its second reprint ISBN-13: 978-9198234800. • Translated from Chinese (Simplified) to English and Swedish to English, as well as editing works translated from these language pairs.

2012

English Language Teaching Assistant

British Council

Aug 2010 - Jun 2012
  • Yunnan, China
  • Full Time
  • • As one of the very first foreigners my 650+ Chinese students ever encountered, I was forced to navigate cultural differences (with students and teaching staff), while providing the highest level of English language instruction. • Created all my own teaching materials and embraced the opportunity for cultural exchange and full immersion into rural China.

2010

Restaurant Duty Manager

The Maltsters Arms

Jun 2008 - Aug 2010
  • Tuckenhay, Totnes TQ9 7EH, UK
  • Full Time
  • • Provided training of new staff members • Organised bookings for accommodation and tables • Liaised with kitchen to produce daily menus • Balanced tills at the end of the shift • Handled complaints

Education

2010

BA hons Chinese (modern and classical)

School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

Sep 2006 - Jun 2010
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Graduated with 2:1