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Zeynep Temur

Administrator and freelance translater

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsEditorial Assistant - Assistant Editor - Translator

About me

• Languages: English (native, academic & professional), Turkish (native) and Arabic (upper-intermediate). • IT skills: Proficient in MS Office and various social media platforms. • Good communication and team-work skills: Involved in Students’ Union and have worked in environments requiring team work such as in schools. • Work efficiently under pressure and have good time-management skills: Organised and managed various events, met deadlines for various tasks including translation of books. • People orientated and enthusiastic: Developed new relations through Students’ Union involvement, school placement and various other jobs and extra-curricular activities. Established relations with individuals from various departments within all areas of work, education and extra-curricular activities. • Keeping up-to-date with current affairs and general world education. • Psychology behind interpersonal interactions, Arabic calligraphy and language learning and development.

Skills

  • Event Organisation
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Teamwork and Co-operation
  • Administration
  • Problem Solving
  • Operational Process
  • Literature Translation
  • Arabic
  • Turkish
  • Team Leadership

Work history

Currently

Administrator

Future Homes

Jul 2016
  • London, UK
  • Full Time
  • • Perform all operational and administrative duties particularly those associated with reservations. • Produce and distribute correspondence memorandums, letters and forms. • Answer all incoming calls and direct as necessary and deal with reservations related calls. • Interact and communicate with other departments regarding reservations related issues. • Develop and maintain a filing system and submit and reconcile expense reports. • Review accommodation information and availability and maintain accommodation literature and ensure accuracy – maps etc. • Research commission, no-show, cancellation and billing issues and resolve customer requests and complaints. • Perform other duties as directed and provide general support to all visitors. • To identify opportunities for better rates and increased reservations.

2016

Translator

İstanbul Üniversitesi Dil Merkezi (University of Istanbul Language Centre)

Jun 2015 - Jul 2016
  • Istanbul, Turkey
  • Freelance
  • • Translated a number of literary books (mainly poetry, novels and author biographies) from Turkish to English. • Required to meet set deadlines. • Self-edited and proof-checked translations. • Titles of books translated: “Divan-I Hikmet/Ahmed Yesevi” “Kutadgu Bilig/Yusuf Khass Hacib” “Selections of Epics from the Turkish world” “Yunus Emre” “Selections from Poets of the Turkish World” “Selections of Children’s Literature from the Turkish World”

2015

Student Ambassador

University of Westminster

Sep 2014 - Jul 2015
  • London, UK
  • Full Time
  • • Set up and helped organise undergraduate open days and postgraduate information evenings. • Worked within a team to make sure all areas of the campus were covered at all times throughout the events to enable smooth flow. • Provided advice to prospective students and answered individual questions about studying at the university. • Responsible for the registration of incoming guests. • Took groups of prospective students on campus tours. • Hosted school group visits. • Spread awareness of the NSS Survey within the campus and actively facilitated participation of students.

2014

Teaching

University of Westminster

Jan 2014 - Jun 2014
  • London, UK
  • Freelance
  • UWAS – University of Westminster Associates in Schools Scheme • Supported individual and groups of students across all the school throughout the academic term. • Assisted the classroom teacher prepare for lessons for both inside and outside the classroom. • Flexible approach with students from different ages and backgrounds.

2015

Teaching

Gladesmore Community School

Oct 2013 - Jun 2015
  • London, UK
  • Freelance
  • Role: General Assistant • Invigilated exams. • Data entry and marking of practice exam papers of students (for science). • Supported staff and students as required. • Prepared exam materials and teaching materials for classroom use.

2015

Brand Representative

University of Wesminster

Sep 2013 - Jul 2015
  • London, UK
  • Full Time
  • Role: Course Representative for Arabic • Took part in committee meetings organised within the department and cross-departments. • Took minutes during meetings and summarised notes taken. • Compiled student feedback – views, opinions and complaints - to be put forward to the committee board. • Informed students of meeting content: updates and changes regarding topics discussed. • Established relations with department staff in order to enable an efficient line of communication between students and staff.

2014

Vice President

University of Westminster

Sep 2013 - Apr 2014
  • London, UK
  • Full Time
  • Role: Vice President of Students' School Association (SSA) - Students’ Union • Organised and managed events within campus. • Managed content and attendance of meetings. • Delegated tasks within the team. • Managed social media accounts for team and event promotion. • Assisted making of posters and handing them out. • Encouraged better team work and relations.

Education

2016

Arabic Language

Ta'aruf Language Centre

Nov 2015 - Jun 2016
  • Cairo, Egypt
  • Arabic Language (Upper-Intermediate)

2015

Language and Linguistics

University of Westminster

Sep 2012 - Jul 2015
  • London, UK

2012

A Levels

City and Islington Sixth Form College

Sep 2010 - Aug 2012
  • London, UK
  • Turkish (A) Business (B) Economics (C) History (C)

2010

10 Gcses A*-c Including English, Mathematics and Science

Gladesmore Community School

Sep 2005 - Aug 2010
  • Maths (A) English Language (A) English Literature (B) Additional Science (B/B) History (B) Turkish (A*) Spanish (C) DiDA ICT (Credit) CBLC Spanish (Level 2)