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Bittie Viljoen-Smook
Biographical info

Bittie Viljoen-Smook holds undergraduate and graduate qualifications in German, English and Afrikaans, and postgraduate qualifications in applied linguistics.

She is the author of numerous publications, including a translations handbook, an English style guide and business dictionaries that span more than 30 years, with the dictionaries and style guides acknowledged as the standard for the industry. Bittie has often been invited as a guest speaker at language forums and radio talkshows and is a member of:

• The South African Institute for Translators and Interpreters
• Prolingua
• The South African Financial Services Language Institute

She has more than 30 years' experience in the banking sector, specialising in language practitioning, writing, mentoring and adult teaching of business English as well as in the creation, development and standardisation of financial terminology.

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