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Annie Allan

About Annie Allan

Mandarin Linguist
Having spent half her life in China and the other half in the United Kingdom, Annie considers both countries her home. Her life has been shaped by this unique combination of cultures, languages and ways of life.
 
After earning a graduate degree in international relations from the University of Bath and falling in love with the city, she stayed another year to pursue a postgraduate degree in interpreting and translation. From the United Nations office in Vienna to the world’s first cancer hospital, Annie has worked with international organizations and global companies in fields as diverse as pharmaceutical studies, fictional and academic literature, food, website design, cinematography and e-sports tournaments. She has
translated more than 800,000 words and counting! Annie has sat in on meetings with industry leaders as well as vulnerable patients in the direst time of their life, and she treats them all with the same empathy, kindness and professionalism. You can trust her expertise as an interpreter and count on her as the go-to person for help in general.
 
In her leisure time, Annie likes to read, write, paint watercolors and travel, all of which led her to join the Quark Expeditions team, so she can witness and record the rolling majesty of the White Continent