Margaret Forbes

Government authorized translator, Norwegian to English

Forbes Translation and Text
Tessems veg 7
N-7045 Trondheim, Norway

Tel: (+47) 73 91 33 49

Organization no: NO 878711122


Competence and experience:

Translation (Norwegian to English)

  • Annual and interim reports, letters to shareholders, and press releases.

  • IT: User guides, installation instructions, specifications and data sheets.

  • Marketing materials and information brochures.

Technical writing (English)

  • Installation instructions for intercom systems; text for sales brochures.

  • User guides for office support and database systems. Screen text.

  • Quality control of a wide range of English texts.


  • News reporting for South Africa’s largest daily newspaper, The Star. Editor of weekly property supplement. Correspondent at London bureau (one year).

Consultant/systems analyst

  • Participation in development, testing and maintenance of banking and payroll systems, as well as of the new Gilt Clearing House system at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (where I became project leader for maintenance). User training, including preparation of materials.

Career summary

1994-         Forbes Translation and Text - Translator/technical writer/copywriter

1989-1994 Stentofon AS, Norway Technical writer/translator

1985-1989 Norsk Data, Norway Technical writer

1983-1985 Johannesburg Stock Exchange Systems analyst

1979-1983 Andersen Consulting Senior consultant

1974-1979 "The Star" (circulation ± 200,000) Journalist



Bachelor of Commerce, University of South Africa
Majors: Business economics (with distinction), industrial psychology (with distinction), economics



Bachelor of Arts, University of Natal.
Majors: English and French

Authorized by Norges Handelshøyskole (the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration) to use the title "siviløkonom".

Member of the Norwegian Association of Masters of Science in Business.