I have been a freelance translator from Spanish into English since 2000, working for language service providers and direct clients. I specialise in the following areas:
- creative: literary, marketing, public relations, transcreation
- corporate: management, corporate communications, press releases
- economic and social affairs: politics, current affairs, international development.
I am also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh, where I teach Spanish to English translation to postgraduate and final year undergrade students.
Before becoming a translator, I worked as a product manager and editor of open learning materials, as a bilingual lexicographer, and as an English language teacher.
Writing well in the target language is the key to good translation. I have many years’ experience of producing translations that are accurate, fluent and stylistically appropriate. When I am not translating, I am a keen blogger and a voracious reader of both fiction and non-fiction, and I have an excellent appreciation of what goes into producing a crisp, well-written text.