My name is Sílvia Ruiz and I am a language & communication professional. Always looking for new professional opportunities involving languages -my greatest passion- I am willing to embark on a mind-challenging project anywhere in the world!
Over the last 10 years 1 have worked in and outside Spain and travelled to some of the world’s most extraordinary cities. Fascinated by languages and words, I have devoted my professional life mainly to language, communication and education. For 3 years, I taught translation and language courses at the University of Heidelberg (Germany) and I am now doing the same at Pompeu Fabra University (Spain). I have also broad experience in organising (and presenting!) academic congresses and ceremonies and I have worked both in the subtitling and interpreting markets. I am currently based in Barcelona (Spain) and I work at the Communication Department of a postgraduate school owned by Pompeu Fabra University, Spain's #1 public university. There, I am in charge of creating, supervising and face-lifting the school’s online and offline contents. My insatiable curiosity constantly reveals me to new and exciting areas of expertise, which I am always willing to explore.
I am always looking for job opportunities which will help me grow as a professional. If you or your company are looking for an internationally-minded, challenge-seeking language talent, feel free to browse my LinkedIn profile, download my CV or contact me at any time!
I am a native speaker of Catalan and Spanish. I can also speak and write in English and German at a professional level. All my language skills are officially certified at a level of C2 or above (CPE for English, Oberstufe for German, D level for Catalan and the Proofreader's Certificate for Spanish). Hear me speak to convince yourself!
More that 800 hours of translation & language courses taught at the University of Heidelberg (Germany) have revealed me to be a teaching and audience lover. I have an absolute passion for conveying knowledge and I am well used to speaking before crowds. Also, I have a soft spot for science and I love to explore new fields and adapt to the latest market trends.
I possess a highly accurate ear for phonetics and an astonishingly good eye for detail! I unconsciously make use of an absolute pitch memory when speaking and this helps me pronounce languages at a near-native speaker level. Also, my long-trained critical eyes can spot a double space, a spare full stop or a wrong quotation mark in a text within a mile of distance!