Name & Surname: NDREK GJINI
Citizenship: Albanian & Irish
Languages: Albanian (Native), English (Fluent), Italian (Basic)
2010-2011: Master of Art in Writing,National University of Ireland, Galway.
2005-2010: Bachelor of Art (Honours) in Heritage Studies, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, Galway.
2004-2005: National Certificate in Print Journalism, Castleber College of Further Education, Co. Mayo.
1984-1988: Bachelor of Art (Honours) in Literature and Albanian Language. University of Shkoder, “Luigj Gurakuqi” Albania. Diploma Universitare, Faculty of Social Sciences-Language &Literature. (Recognised by National Qualifications Authority of Ireland as Bachelor of Art (Honours) in Education, Level 8).
2016…….Footfall Ltd. IT Manager & Website Development
2015…….Galway Academic Press. Managing Editor of The Galway Review
2013-June 2015, Galway Education Centre. (Programme Coordinator & IT)
2013: (July- August): IOM (International Organization for Migration), Diaspora Communication Consultant
2012- 2013, Galway City Council, Department of Culture, Arts Office Assistant
2009—— Freelance Interpreter and Translator in Albanian/English and English/Albanian for different companies, based in Ireland.
2006-2009: Platform 3, Ceannt Station, Galway, Supervisor
1998-2001: Journalist for the national newspaper “RILINDJA DEMOKRATIKE,” Tirana, Albania.
1996-1998: Spokesperson for THE INTERIOR MINISTER, Tirana, Albania.
1994-1996: Journalist for the national newspaper “RILINDJA DEMOKRATIKE”, Tirana, Albania.
1992-1994: Journalist for ‘THE ALBANIAN TELEGRAPHIC AGENCY’,Tirana, Albania.
1991-1992: Editor for the national newspaper “KOMBI,” Tirana, Albania.
1989-1990: Journalist for the newspaper, “PERPJEKJA,” Puke, Albania.
1988-1989: Literature Teacher in Secondary school, Iballe, Puke, Albania.
2011: Author of a poetry collection in English; ‘The Death of Night’, published by EMAL.
2011: Author of selected poems in English; published in ‘Cyphers’, an Irish Literary Magazine.
2006: Author of selected poems in English; published in The Mayo Anthology Book 2006, ‘Present Tense’.
2004-2005: Author of many articles published in “The Connaught Telegraph“, newspaper, Mayo Ireland.
1983-2001: Author of many books published in Albanian language.
Author of poetry and over 3000 articles published in different newspapers, and magazines Tirana, Albania.
ADDITIONAL SKILLS :Excellent IT skills: – Microsoft Office suite, especially Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, Web Design experience. Ability to learn to use new information systems effectively. Web-master and online editor of www.footfall.ie www.artsingalway.com, www.thegalwayreview.com, www.galwaywriteabook.org
1. Albanian Native
2. English Fluent
3. Italian Basic
INTERESTS & ACHIEVEMENTS:
2009…… Interpreter in Albanian/English and English/Albanian for the Lionbridge Company, based in Dublin.
2009….. Interpreter and Translator in Albanian/English and English/Albanian for the Beatrice’s Translating and Tour Guiding Company, based in Dublin.
2009….. Interpreter and Translator in Albanian/English and English/Albanian for the F.C. Translations Ltd, based in Dublin.
2007…. Interpreter in Albanian/English and English/Albanian for the “Context” Company, based in Oranmore, Galway.
2004… Member of NUJ (NATIONAL UNION OF JOURNALISTS), Ireland.
1991-2001: Member of “THE ASSOCIATION OF WRITERS OF ALBANIA”. Member of “THE ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS OF ALBANIA”.
1991-2001: Studied in Albania & Ireland and traveled to most of the EU countries. Participated in many journalist conferences in many countries in EU.
1996-1998: Member of many Albanian government and non government delegations in many countries in EU.
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