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Nicola BOTTRELL HAYWARD
Hydrogen, smart homes and renewables

United Kingdom
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Native in: English (Variant: British) Native in English
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• Former staff translator and project manager with over 10 years of experience in the industry
• Affiliate member of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting
• Native English speaker
• MA in Translation (Distinction)
• Translation of technical and marketing texts
• Hydrogen, smart homes and renewables specialist

A seasoned language professional, I have worked in the translation industry as a project manager, freelancer, in-house translator and proofreader for over a decade. This experience is backed up by a Masters in Translation, demonstrating my sound knowledge of my German and French source languages and my deftness as a writer in my English mother tongue.

While I love being creative with words, I’m also skilled at quickly understanding new and complex technologies. This is why I am often chosen by clients for both their technical and marketing needs, ensuring a consistent approach and high level of technical accuracy in all their product literature.

I have a special interest in hydrogen technology and fuel cells as well as a strong background in smart homes, renewables and heating systems, having previously provided support to these sectors as an in-house linguist. I have also benefited from industrial training on gas boilers, heat pumps and biomass at the Viessmann Training Academy in Telford.

To keep up to date with the latest developments I regularly read translation journals and trade publications such as HZwei (German magazine for hydrogen and fuel cells), Installer (plumbing, heating systems, renewables) and The Engineer (engineering innovations).

I’m deeply committed to maintaining superior translation standards, hence I am an Affiliate member of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting and carry professional indemnity insurance. I work for high-end translation agencies and direct clients and can cooperate with a network of colleagues to provide publication-ready texts if required.

So if you are looking for a trusted translator who brings precision to technical docs and punch to PR, please do drop me a line. I very much look forward to hearing from you.

Specialisms

Hydrogen and fuel cells: I am currently developing my expertise in these exciting new fields as these technologies begin to move into the mainstream.
I have previous experience in all these areas:
Smart homes: security systems, intelligent controls, motion detectors, smoke alarms, eco homes
Renewables: wind turbines, solar power, solar heating, biomass
Heating systems: gas boilers, oil boilers, pellet fuel, biogas, stoves, underfloor heating, plumbing, air conditioning, energy storage, ground source heat pumps, air source heat pumps  
Environment: ecology reports, recycling
Other engineering/technology: machine tools, consumer electronics, catering equipment, packaging machines, postal logistics, tiles, designer lighting
Marketing and advertising: brochures, press releases, trade fair material, websites
Commercial: business correspondence 

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