Lucie Herraiz Cunningham
I value diversity having grown up in a bi-cultural (French and Spanish ) family and attended schools with pupils from very diverse cultural backgrounds. I have lived in various countries (France, England, the USA on both coasts, the Netherlands and Scotland.) I studied several languages at school and university: English for 11 years, Spanish for 9 years and Latin for 5 years. For each I took extensive grammar and translation classes. I took multiple courses in Dutch as a second language which led me to pass a national exam, the NT2II which is required for university entrance. I combined language studies with socio-economics and sociology studies in high school and university.
I used all these skills in my work, with a focus on communications, creating collaborative environments and running projects related to education and internationals' participation in their new country of residence.
On top of being a freelance communications specialist, I am a discerning consumer who loves to be won over by excellent products, services and customer service. For the non-profit project City's Finest, I have written many reviews about shops and restaurants.
I was a vibrant grassroots community leader and board member for various cultural and community organisations in the Netherlands and a volunteer for the Latin American Center in Atlanta, GA in the USA. It has been my pleasure of volunteering for organisations addressing issues such as diversity, emancipation, civic participation, the green movement and culture. I care about my clients and their success.
Have a look at my LinkedIn profile for more details on my career, more testimonials and achievements.
"I'm so glad Lucie helped me with the English translation of my new website (www.retreatsardinia.com) which was originally in Dutch! Quick, accurate, passionate, caring, personal, friendly, professional, all qualities I regard as essential personally too. So I deeply recommend working with Lucie."
Retreat Sardinia- Tour operator
"Lucie efficiently revised my CV: she gave it a professional look and made my academic as well as my personal assets stand out. Moreover, she is a wonderful coach in my job application procedures. She connected me to someone from a company that I could imagine myself working for and this person forwarded my CV internally to the right department. Lucie advised me on how to write an effective motivation letter. She still helps me to keep an eye on achieving my (personal) goals. If you are looking for someone who is good at organizing, can listen well and is supportive, I am certain you will find a reliable partner in Lucie."
UPC University Barcelona
"I have hired Lucie for editing and writing assignments in English ranging from course transcriptions to website content for the last few years. Her writing style is precise and engaging. Our highly educated audience mostly consists of non-native speakers of English who are learning complex new concepts in global mobility for HR, relocation and Comp & Ben specialists. They value accuracy and clarity. She has translated reports and promotional texts for our organisation from Dutch to English as well. I appreciate how she also provides marketing advice when suitable and raises questions from a client's perspective before we finalise messages to our current and prospective clients at Expatise Academy"
Inge Nitsche, CEO
+44 (0)7809 361437
Glasgow, United Kingdom