Certificates, Diplomas and Degrees.
PgD in International Tourism Management, AUT – 08/2014
Certificate in Liaison Interpreting, AUT – 10/2010
Certificate in Translation Studies, AUT – 10/2010
B.A in Political Science, Auckland University – 10/2002
Associate degree in Political Science, Istanbul University, Turkey – 06/1997
Registered with the New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA)


Professional Experience
Translator and Interpreter for New Zealand Government; including Department of Business, Innovation and Education (MBIE), including Immigration New Zealand (INZ), Ministry of foreign Affairs (MFAT), Ministry of Health (MOH), National Health Board (NHB) and all local District Health Boards in New Zealand, New Zealand Custom, District Courts in New Zealand, Dispute Tribunals, New Zealand Police, Marshall Bird & Curtis Law Firm, Davoud Mansouri-Rad Barrister-Solicitor, Contractor to Pacific Translation, Contractor to Transnational, Christchurch, Shine (is New Zealand’s largest single domestic abuse organization registered as a charity with the Charities Commission).

Member, New Zealand Society of Translators and Interpreters – 2010-present
Member, Refugee Council of New Zealand (Pro Bono) – 2010-present


Skills and Levels.
Turkish – Professional Translator/ Interpreter or equivalent
English – Professional Translator/ Interpreter or equivalent
Azerbaijiani – Professional Translator/ Interpreter or equivalent
Turkmen – Fluent*
Qashqai – Good working knowledge*
Uyghur – Limited Knowledge*

*Interpreting only as it mostly uses Arabic script


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Services and Specialities.

General Translation Medical Translation Media/Audio Translation Legal Translation Religious Translation Patent Translation Academic Translation Financial Translation
Education Translation Sports Translation Tourism Translation Business Translation General Interpreting Legal/Court Interpreting Business Interpreting Healthcare Interpreting
Education Interpreting Diplomatic Interpreting Conference Interpreting Media/Audio Interpreting

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I am Turkish, originally from Istanbul, Turkey with more than ten years of experience in translation and interpreting. I am also the only qualified Turkish Interpreter and Translator in New Zealand with New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA) and New Zealand Society of Translators and interpreters (NZTSI) approved New Zealand Qualifications.