Certified Thai Translator and Interpreter
Last active: 18 days ago
I am a native Thai and English speaker, having used both languages as the main means of communications with my family and friends since birth. I learned to read and write Thai fluently by the age of 10 through homeschooling.
I was raised in Sweden (providing me with the chance to also learn Swedish fluently), from where I moved to Ireland to further develop my English comprehension and writing abilities. I attended high school in Co. Kerry Ireland, where English became one of my top subjects and I ended up taking Honors English for the equivalent of the SATs or A Levels. My grade for this subject was a higher B.
Having passed all high school exams and earned a place in university, I moved to Dublin to begin my course majoring in English and French at University College Dublin, the largest university in Ireland. It was after a year when I realized that I did not wish to rush into getting a degree and would rather take some time out to work and travel, to gain worldly experience.
Since then I have lived in London, England and Bangkok, Thailand. I began official translation in July 2014 for a law firm (having earned an official translators stamp from the Department of Business Development, Thailand, by sending them a few examples of my translation projects) and have been working part time there ever since. This experience, backed up by previous summer work experiences in one of Thailand's most exclusive resorts and spas and 8 months of Thai language schooling when I was 16 years old, has enabled me to become an efficient translator of English to Thai and Thai to English.
I am now working as a part- time Certified Official Legal Translator at Kraivit Business and Estate Law Office, 21/93 Western Railway Road, Hua Hin, Thailand, where everyday brings a new but exciting challenge (especially as an interpreter in court or at a police station, where things can get pretty heated!). I am learning more complex and developed Thai as the days pass by and am one day hoping to become one of the countries top interpreters.