Curriculum Vitae

Translator from English into Estonian

Name:                Meeli Kuura
Date of Birth:     19 January 1958         
Address:            Aisa 67-3, 80016 Pärnu, Estonia
Nationality:        Estonian, mother tongue Estonian
Ph.:                    00372 44 38 205           
Mob. ph.            00372 50 21 258         
E-mail address:
1976 - graduated from Tartu Secondary School No. 2 (current name: Miina Härma Gymnasium), English lessons for 11 years (from the 1st year), several subjects taught in English, other foreign languages: Russian and French.
1976-1981: University of Tartu, Estonia: dipl. philologist, teacher, interpreter - Romance-Germanic languages and literature (English). Second language - German.
Computer courses - databases, Ventura Publisher, Lotus 1-2-3.
1995-96, 1997: 1-year further training course for simultaneous interpreters, Folkuniversitetet Tartu.
2009, 2010: Estonian language training days.
1981-1983: occasional translations.
1983-1989: agricultural enterprises in the Pärnu County, translation of research articles on animal production, biochemistry and waste management.
Since 1990 I have worked as a freelance translator and interpreter, registered in the commercial register since 1998. Main fields of expertise: pharmaceutical (SPC, PIL), medical equipment (IFU), clinical trials, vehicle owner's manuals, legal, EU documents, economics, business, accounting, medicine, printer manuals.
I have translated 17 books from English into Estonian, mainly textbooks of economics, but also spiritual books and books on health; 6 from Estonian into English.
19942001 I worked part-time for the Pärnu Institute of Health Resort Treatment and Medical Rehabilitation, translating research articles and documents. I am a founder-member of the Estonian Association of Interpreters and Translators.
February - May 2000 - full time translator of the Estonian Legal Language Centre.
I work from home with the following equipment: Fujitsu Celsius 64-bit, 16 GB RAM, printer. Tarkvara: Windows 10 Pro, Google Chrome, MS Edge, Office 2013, Outlook, Acrobat Reader, SDL Trados Studio 2019, Wordfast Pro 3 and 5.