Meet The Team: Tamara Pereira, TLS Translations Team

Every month, we introduce you to one of our team. This month, meet Tamara Pereira, a member of the of TLS Translations Team.

Tell us about the role you do for TLS

I am a service coordinator in the translations department wherein I liaise between our clients and different linguists for translating of varied documents.

What’s been your favourite project at TLS?

My favourite project has to be when I was asked to train a new team member on translations. As we are all working remotely, this was something new to me but, through a number of virtual meetings, the training was completed with much ease. Having worked in this department for less than a year and then training someone new was exciting and I enjoyed every single second of it.

What has been your biggest challenge?

I lived in India for 27 years and moved to the UK in 2017. The distance from home and culture shocks that came along and not to forget my mum’s food is something I still miss to date. However, UK is now home to me and I love being here.

If you didn’t do your current job, what would you like to do?

It would be teaching, which was my first job after I graduated from college. Being a mother myself to a 20 month old, every day is different and I know I can actually make a difference to a child’s life.

Tell us something interesting about you.

I had extreme aqua phobia for most of my childhood, but I decided to learn swimming and was hell bent to get over it. Now swimming is my biggest hobby and a skill I can use for my lifetime. In addition, cooking and baking are my passion. Christmas plum cake is a top favourite of mine and my friends eagerly wait to try it every year. I hope to pass this on to my daughter one day.

If you could meet someone, living or dead, who would it be and why?

I would love to meet my grandmother again. She passed away a year before I got married, which was heart breaking. We were very close and I would love to have had her by my side on my special day.

What are your ambitions for the next 12 months?

My aim is to gain as many valuable skills as possible and be committed towards advancing within TLS. I want to prove that I am a good fit so that one day I can look back on my career and be proud of it all. Outside work, I aim to travel solo along with my daughter as much as I can to prove to myself that parenting might be hard but nothing is impossible!

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