• Summary

    I am a writer, editor and a Hungarian-English translator based in London, UK. I worked for many prestigious companies such as the NAO, the FCA, SOAS, Goldsmiths (University of London), City University, University of Cardiff, Institute of Directors, Viasat and L'Oreal. I translated for Vice and the BBC - usually videos related to Hungarian politics.

     

    I am interested in politics, photography, sustainable fashion, art, design, literature, comedy, poetry, travelling, languages, communication and music. I dislike conformism. I don't support neither the left nor the right and I also dislike institutionalised religions. What I do like is critical thinking and informed conversations. And dancing. I am pro-Hungary, pro-UK, pro-controlled immigration, pro-European values, pro-women, pro-common sense, pro-cleanliness, pro-feminine, pro-masculine, pro-children, pro-intelligence, pro-traditional values, anti-establishment, anti-bad manners, anti-protest, anti-shouting, anti-calling everyone far-right, anti-bullying, anti-ignorance, anti-mass immigration, anti-violence, anti-war, anti-left and anti-right. The truth is usually a mix of left and right. Stop watching TV and start reading books. Stop accepting mainstream media news as the truth. Media organisations are controlled by political organisations. Start critical thinking today.

     

    Published articles:

    Meet the SOAS alumnus who funded a charity

    Muslim Minorities in a Global Context: meet the tutor

    Sure sweats on making impact

    Pimm's enjoys taste of success

    Cadbury gorilla still so sweet

     

    Linkedin: Agi Zabo

    #writer #editor #journalist #translation #translator #hungarian #hungariantranslator

  • Experience

    National Audit Office, NAO, London

    Editor Feb 2018 - CURRENT

    Editing UK legislation. The NAO helps the UK Parliament hold government to account for public spending and, in doing so, drive improvements in public services.

    Visit Britain, Westminster, London

    Editor Sept 2017 - Dec 2017

    Working on UK national heritage pages

    Financial Conduct Authority, FCA, London

    Editor May 2017 - Sept 2017

    Edited the FCA Handbook - a collection of legislations on UK finance

    SOAS, University of London

    Content Writer for the new SOAS blog (SOAS Study Blog) 2107 Jan - Apr 2017

    I produced journalistic content for SOAS including interviewing academics and writing about research.

    The Law Society

    Communications Officer May 2016 - current

    Produced and edited corporate materials for the Law Society. Included editing Law Society publications and legal booklets.

    Dual role: Communications officer and brand editor.

    University of East London

    Digital Content Editor Feb 2016 - April 2016

    I was responsible for creating a new website (content and strategy) for the School of Arts and Digital Industries.

    Cardiff University

    Content Writer and Editor for the College of Physical Science and Engineering. Nov-Dec 2015

    I participated in a web project that promotes the exciting research and capability of the Institute for Compound Semiconductors at Cardiff University. I co-ordinated the web project, wrote content and managed the website using SiteCore CMS.

    Goldsmiths, University of London

    Digital Content Editor Aug 2015 - Nov 2015

    I worked on Goldsmiths' website as a digital content editor using a mac, sm8 CMS, Photoshop and InDesign.

    United Advisers, Luxembourg

    Marketing Executive 2014

    I looked after all aspects of PR, marketing and web content, including flyer and artwork design, for the British financial advisor, United Advisers, in Luxembourg in 2014.

    Institute of Directors

    Digital Content Coordinator (project) May 2013 - Nov 2013

    I worked on the web content (researching topics, editing imagery and publishing articles onto the exclusive members' site) when the prestigious London membership organisation, IOD, launched its private members' website project in 2013.

    ELTE - Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest

    Student in Specialised Translation (Economics, Law, Finance) Sep 2012 - Jun 2013

    ELTE is basically the Oxford of Hungary.

    MA in Specialised Translation.

    English - Hungarian, Hungarian - English translation studies - specialised in politics/economics/history/EU law/EU institutions.

    Aspermont Media, London

    (mining publisher)

    Web Content Administrator for Mining Journal (website content and social media coordinator) 2011 - 2012

    Web Content Management for a mining company's publishing arm.

    City University London

    Digital Content Migrator 2011

    Content editor for City Law School.

    Grace Kennedy Money Services, UK

    Product Marketing Executive / Business Support Officer Sep 2009 - Jun 2010

    Organising and supervising all marketing and PR activity along with Business Support Administration activities. I've planned and organised the press launch when the company started to operate in the UK. I've liaised with suppliers, designers, HMRC and the police.

    Omnifone, London

    English - Hungarian Translator (Localisation) Jul 2009 - Sep 2009

    I worked as an English-Hungarian translator on a localisation project when Omnifone music provider entered the Hungarian market.

    L'Oréal, London

    Product Marketing and PR assistant (temporary contract) Nov 2008 - July 2009

    Beauty PR, copywriting, web content, event management.

    YouGov, London

    Client Services Account Executive Mar 2008 - Oct 2008

    Client management and business journalism. Wrote business and branding related articles that appeared in Marketing Week, mad.co.uk and Mediaweek.

    Cheil Communications, UK (Samsung)

    Web Content Executive Jul 2007 - Dec 2007

    Web content translation, localisation and project management for the Hungarian Samsung website.

    Viasat Broadcasting, London

    Production Assistant 2005 - 2005

    Viasat is a Swedish-owned television channel. I was translating promo scripts from English into Hungarian and coordinated the creation of promos.

    The National Archives, Edinburgh, Scotland

    Assistant Jan 2004 - Jan 2005

    The National Archives is a government department and an executive agency of the Ministry of Justice: they are the official archive of the UK government for England and Wales and the sector leader for archives in England.

    Hungarian National Press Agency (MTI), Budapest

    Trainee Journalist Jan 2003 - Dec 2003

    Writing and translating news from French and English into Hungarian.

    MTI is a Hungarian news agency. One of the oldest news agencies in the world, it was founded in 1880. MTI is owned by MTI Rt., founded by the Parliament. The members of the Owners' Advisory Body are elected by the National Assembly of Hungary on four-year terms.

  • Agi was a key member of the content migration team, successfully supervising other team members and working collaboratively with internal stakeholders to deliver the project. Agnes was flexible, hardworking and articulate making her a pleasure to manage during a high-pressured project.

     

    Ryan Taylor, Marketing Manager, City University

    Agi worked with us during a very pressured phase of a website redesign project, and handled the stress and pressures effectively. She's a diligent and skilled website editor with exceptional digital knowledge who brought a lot of experience to the project and helped us deliver it successfully.
    November 2015, Ellen Godwin Digital Manager - Ellen managed Agi at Goldsmiths, University of London

  • Skills

    Marketing /  Social Media

    Website content, social media, corporate writing, copywriting, blogging, product marketing, events, PR, branding.

    Journalism

    I am a journalist with a BA in journalism.

    Creative skills

    Writing, script writing, photography, graphic design, visual planning, leaflets, logo and branding design.

    Translation

    I am a specialised English-Hungarian translator with an MA in Specialised Translation, focusing on business, legal and economic topics.

    Languages

    Fluent: English, Hungarian, French

    Basic: Italian, Russian

    English teaching

    I am an English teacher with a CELTA diploma that I've acquired in International House, London, UK.

  • Education

    MA - Specialised Hun-Eng Translation

    University ELTE - Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem

    Specialised Translation. Specialisations: economics, finance, law, Specialised Translator 2012 - 2013

    Eötvös Loránd University or ELTE, founded in 1635, is the largest and most prestigious university in Hungary. The Department of Translation and Interpreting of ELTE was established in 1973 as the first such training institution in Hungary. The objective of the course is to train professional translators who are well-informed about relevant issues of public interest, with an extensive knowledge about the culture and institutions of their source-language and target-language countries, international organisations and EU-institutions, and who have acquired the professional skills necessary for translation. The translation courses are focusing on economics and EU related topics.

    BA - Journalism

    EKTF - University Eszterházy Károly, Eger, Hungary

    Communication+Journalism and French studies, Bachelor's degree

    Journalism BA: the course focused on writing, editing, literature, grammar, history, sociology and psychology.

     

    French Language and Literature studies: the course offered French language, French literature, French culture and pedagogy.

    Activities: Student journalist - my articles appeared in the university newspaper.

    International House London

    Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor, CELTA (Cambridge ESOL CELTA): Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults

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