Reflecting your words accurately
Whether you are selling a product, writing a presentation, designing a marketing campaign, launching a website or participating in a tender, it is important to speak the “language” of your target audience. Each document has its own style and terminology. A contract is not written in the same way as a hotel brochure, for example. As a translator, I am very aware of this and the time which has been taken in preparing the document to satisfy specific requirements. When translating a document, I therefore take great care to reflect the same style and tone, while ensuring the highest level of accuracy. I do this by researching the subject area thoroughly and drawing on my broad background knowledge to enable me to use the correct terminology and concepts.
MAIN AREAS OF SPECIALISATION
Extensive experience ensures your words shine
I hold a First Class Joint Honours Degree in Spanish, Portuguese and German with two distinctions, and a Master’s Degree in Translation and Interpreting. These qualifications, combined with my bilingual upbringing, and time spent living, working and studying in the UK, Spain, Portugal, Germany and Switzerland have equipped me with a strong grasp of the languages I work in and their respective cultures. You can therefore rest assured that you are investing in high quality translations.
I have over 10 years’ experience in providing translations from Spanish, Portuguese and German into English. My clients, who are based throughout Europe, range from individual members of the public and SMEs to organisations such as the United Nations and the European Commission.
OTHER SERVICES AVAILABLE
As a Member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIoL), I abide by the organisation’s Code of Professional Conduct. Membership of the CIoL also entitles me to provide certified translations (sometimes also known as ‘sworn translations’ outside the UK). A certified translation is often required when dealing with official documents such as birth and marriage certificates, or academic certificates and transcripts.
There may be occasions when you want to have a text translated and then proofread by another translator, particularly if you wish to publish that document in print or online.
It often helps to have a second pair of eyes look over a text, which is a service I can provide. Proofreading helps to detect and correct any errors in the text relating to grammar or spelling.
“Translation is that which transforms everything so that nothing changes”
– Günter Grass