I started translating as a freelancer in 2002 while still an undergraduate at Oxford University, becoming a professional translator in 2004 when I graduated from the University of Bath with a Masters in Translation and Interpreting. Following 5 years as a staff translator with the UK government, I went freelance full-time in 2009 and have specialised in literary translation since 2012.
I have provided translation, editing, quality assurance and consultancy for a wide range of companies, charities, government departments, NGOs, academic institutions, media outlets and publishing houses.
Here is a taste of some of the varied clients I have worked for in my career so far, including both direct clients and ones whose projects I contributed to through translation agencies.
Translation and reader’s reports for publishers: Albujayra, Arabia Books, Comma Press, Darf Publishers, Deep Vellum, Hoopoe Fiction (AUC Press), Manilla (Bonnier), Mondadori, Neem Tree Press, OneWorld (Rock the Boat), Orion, Penguin Random House (Dutton, Puffin, Rider Books and Allen Lane), Phaidon, Pushkin Press, Saqi Books, Signal 8 Press, TEAS Publishing, W.M.Norton (Liveright)
Translation for magazines and newspapers: The Washington Post, The Guardian, Banipal, Words without Borders, The Common, Index on Censorship, The New Arab, New Books in German, Art and Thought, The Massachusetts Review, Literary Hub
ASML/Syria, English PEN, Cheltenham Welcomes Refugees, Gloucestershire Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers (GARAS), Hands Up Foundation, International Alert, Outside in World, Oxfam GB
Business and finance
Austrian Air, Autobus, AlpenParks investment, Baer, City Group, Cologne Job Centre, Commerzbank, Deutsche Bundesbank, Dresden Environment Centre, Dresdner Bank, EasyJet, German Federal Statistics Office, GlaxoSmithKline, IMEX exhibition for incentive travel, International Tennis Federation, Jordanian Ministry of Industry and Trade, Lufthansa, Mercedes Benz, MetLife Insurance, Oxfam, Psyma Market Research, Range Rover, Saudi Ministry of Defence, Scheer Management Consultancy
Government and international organisations
Various UK government departments including the Home Office, FCO and Cabinet Office, German Federal Statistics Office, Saudi Ministry of Defence, Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jordanian Ministry of Industry and Trade, Russian and Kazakh Ministries of Health. Internships at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Austrian Public Prosecutor’s Office for Combatting Economic Crimes and Corruption, Austrian-British Society, Bank Leumi, EON plc, Vienna District Court for Commercial Matters, Dresden University of Applied Sciences, Hamm Higher Regional Court Germany, Kraft Foods, Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Saudi Ministry of Trade and Industry, Media Legal Defence Initiative, UK Serious Fraud Office
Medical and pharmaceutical
Actavis, AstraZeneca, BfArM (German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices), Biogen Idec, B. Braun Melsungen, Ratiopharm, Roche Pharma, Fisher Clinical Services, Lonza Life Sciences, Norgine, ICON plc, Pharmaquest, Basel University Hospital, Düsseldorf Specialist Medical Centre for Paediatric and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Kazakhstan Ministry of Health, Leipzig University Clinic, Robert Bosch Hospital Stuttgart, Russian Ministry of Health, Tasly Pharmaceuticals USA
Science and technology
Google Science Fair, BMW, Land Rover, Siebe, ADT Tyco, Allplan Engineering, Centre Suisse d’Electronique et Microtechnique, Emicron Solutions, Empa, LB-Systemtechnik GmbH, Mobatime, UL, Valenta construction
Academic institutions and educational companies
Babel Babies, City University of London, Dresden University of Applied Sciences, Lancaster University, Language Nut, Lil’Ollo, Ruslan Russian textbooks, Swansea University
TransPerfect, Lingo24, Language Connect, TranslateMedia, Translate Plus, BigWord, AWS, Giraffe Translations