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Anna Davis

Keeping the Atlas cogs in motion since 2016

Anna Davis

Anna Davis did not take the most obvious route on her way to join Atlas Translations.

At the start of her career, Anna was a children’s nurse before leaving hospital-based nursing to obtain a degree in Public Health. After achieving her degree, she worked in Manchester as a health visitor for a number of years. Anna took a career break in 2010 to raise her four children. Once they were all in primary school, Anna returned to work but left nursing and health visiting behind to work in a different field altogether.

After working in a local primary school, Anna joined us at Atlas Translations and hasn’t looked back since. Anna has been with us since 2016 and likes to make claims she’s still the new kid and hasn’t the foggiest what she is doing—in work, life, the lot! (Do any of us?!).

Anna Davis – Does What Needs to be Done

In truth, Anna ensures that our very talented and hard-working linguists are paid promptly, understanding that for freelancers prompt payment is a pretty big deal. She’s also responsible for sending the invoices to our clients so that the equivalent Anna at other companies can ensure that Atlas also gets paid promptly. In short, she keeps the cogs in motion.

In her spare time, Anna is, in her own words, one of life’s great procrastinators. Claims that she can spend an entire weekend in running gear mumbling, “I’ll go in a min… I just have to finish [insert menial task/NYT word puzzle] first…” prove substantiated.

She runs a 5k about three times a week, although she argues that ‘run’ is a bit optimistic. In addition to slow jogging, Anna also likes to do spin classes. When asked what the appeal is, Anna says, “It’s dark, there’s loud music, and there’s no hangover the next day.”

Tea, Birthdays, and a Dinosaur

Anna also helps out with our project management work. She can be found working on birth certificate translations and arranging the notarisation of certificate translations.

Anna keeps the office running by ensuring there is fresh coffee and tea aplenty and remembering everyone’s birthdays.

Anna’s assistant (Basil the dog) joins her at work daily. You may occasionally have the pleasure of hearing him on the phone. No longer answering the phone, Basil likes to yawn loudly in the background, sounding a bit like a dinosaur. The best part about Basilsaurus’ input is that it’s often heard at inopportune moments—usually during a Zoom call.

Bra Bin

Thanks to Anna, we have established a permanent Bra Bin that is regularly filled.

Raising money for a great charity, Against Breast Cancer, the Bra Bin is currently located at 6 Upper Dagnall St, St Albans AL3 5EA, UK, inside Gwendolen Lingerie & Swimwear.

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