Anju Okhandiar. Chartered Linguist

I have lived in the UK since, 1980. My mother tongue is Hindi, and I'm also proficient in German -

I love languages.

Since 2004, I have lived and worked in Scotland.

Before becoming a freelancer, I was an English teacher for 21 years. I taught English as an Additional Language (EAL) to pupils whose first language was not English.

I'm a Chartered linguist and a qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists, which promotes international goodwill by encouraging the effective study and practice of languages. It upholds the highest standards and aims to enhance the recognition and promote the value of languages.

I'm also an Entry Level Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading, which promotes excellence in English language editing.


  • MA, Linguistics & Modern English Language, The University of Nottingham


  • BA, Philology, Humboldt University, Berlin



  • Publishing Scotland & CIEP: Proofreading, Copyediting and Further Copyediting courses

  • The Chartered Institute of Linguists: Technical and Literary translation courses

  • Society Of Indexers: Professional Indexing course

Professional Memberships & Other Roles....

1. Hindi language Consultant for CIOL Qualifications

2. Member, The Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL)

3. Career Affiliate, for German language (CIOL)

3. Member, Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP, formerly Sfep)

4. Member, Edinburgh Editors Network (EEN, a local group of CIEP)

5. Member, Society of Indexers

6. Member, Society of Authors

Volunteering I have volunteered in various roles for different organisations in the UK, including a Web Officer for UCGAL (University Council for General and Applied Linguistics), a volunteer Buddy for The British Red Cross, a volunteer Library Assistant and a volunteer teacher for Scottish Borders Council.

I currently volunteer as an E-mentor for the University of Nottingham, as well as a volunteer translator for Translators Without Borders.

Privacy policy:

-- As a member of the CIOL, I'm signed up to the Code of Professional Conduct of the CIOL.

For more details go to - Code of Professional Conduct

-- As a member of the CIEP, I'm signed up to the Code of Practice of the CIEP.

For more details go to - Code of practice