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Bittie Viljoen-Smook
Biographical info

Bittie Viljoen-Smook holds graduate qualifications in English, Afrikaans, Latin and German and postgraduate qualifications in English, Afrikaans and Applied Linguistics.

He is an author, together with Dave Dykman and Johan Geldenhuys, of numerous publications, including a translations handbook, an English style guide and five business dictionaries that span more than 20 years and that are generally acknowledged as the standard for the industry. Dave, Johan and Bittie are regularly invited as guest speakers at language forums and radio talk shows and are members of:

  • The South African Academy of Arts and Sciences.
  • The English Academy of South Africa.
  • The Terminology and Other Language Resources Committee of the SA Bureau of Standards.
  • The Centre for Legal Terminology in African Languages.
  • The National Language Body.
  • Prolingua.

Bittie has 30 years' experience in writing, mentoring and adult teaching of business English as well as in the creation, development and standardisation of financial terminology.

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