Hansen has for a number of years worked as a freelance translator
specialising in economics, finance and law.
worked as finance manager at NSR Travel (now part of Radius
Travel) in London. The ongoing management of the finance
department was conducted in English and Norwegian in parallel.
It included bilingual budgeting, profit and loss accounts,
balance sheets and annual returns, development and testing
of computer-based accounts systems and management tools, cash
flow management, VAT accounting, tax- and employer's social
security contribution accounting, as well as reporting to
headquarters, auditors and authorities.
Office of the Auditor General of Norway in Oslo she worked
with governance auditing and approval of information systems,
development of new auditing techniques, staff training, review
of procedures as well as assessments of internal auditing.
Through this work she has, in addition to developing her professional
skills, gained a thorough understanding of the Norwegian public
sector and its language.
been teaching English in Madrid, and also taught Norwegian
in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Her mother is English and her father
is Norwegian, thus providing her with a bilingual upbringing.
As a specialist translator she has concentrated on economic
analysis and reports, as well as on commercial contracts.