Vesna is an experienced Serbian – English – Serbian interpreter, who has been actively interpreting at a NAATI (Professional) Accredited, and now Certified, level since 1995.
Vesna’s background is in law and mediation, where she also holds professional engagements and memberships. Vesna’s key interpreting strengths lie in her knowledge of legal terminology, systems and processes, which enable her to provide high quality interpreting services in many complex legal circumstances. As an interpreting professional with high interest in language and linguistics, accompanied with the skills in communications and conflict resolution, Vesna is actively involved in her local ethnic as well as broader Canberra community both at a professional level as well as a volunteer.
After exiting her public service career of more than 30 years, Vesna now wholeheartedly supports the local community in multiple ways, one of which includes being a community radio program broadcaster, producing three weekly programs at the local 2XX 98.3FM Radio. Her program Serbia In My Heart is produced in the Serbian language and is devoted to the promotion and maintenance of the Serbian culture, language, history and tradition.
Vesna has been writing and reciting poetry for a number of years. She writes both in English and Serbian and her poems have been performed at poetry festivals and competitions, as well as published, across Australia and Serbia.
Vesna is currently the ACT AUSIT Branch representative on the National Council and is the Deputy Chair of the AUSIT Communications Committee.