Alena Jirasek has loved dabbling with words ever since she could speak. Firstly Czech and then English. This led her to linguistics and to qualifications in languages - mainly Spanish and French - and Speech Pathology. Alena has worked extensively in health and public administration in Australia, the United Kingdom and the Czech Republic.
As an accredited translator from Czech to English by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI), Alena is able to certify translations of legal, technical, medical or personal documents. She is also particularly interested in literary translations and has translated autobiographies, essays and poetry.