Working languages:
German to English
Spanish to English
French to English

Holly James
French, German and Spanish into English

Native in: English Native in English
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I am a professional freelance translator based between the UK and France providing accurate, high-quality translations from German, French and Spanish into English.

I have a high level of academic training, having gained a first class degree in Modern Languages from a top UK university where I was able to specialise in translation. I have two years' full time professional experience working as a freelance translator as well as over 4 years of part-time and pro-bono experience.

I have experience translating in a range of fields including education, environment, fashion, electronics and retail in a variety of formats, from marketing materials and product descriptions to educational resources for both agencies and direct clients (please see below for details).

I am a competent user of Trados, my translation software of choice but I am also familiar with other open source CAT tools, including Omega-T for clients who prefer to work with Mac. I also have strong Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, Publisher) and am familiar with operating systems for both PC and Mac.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for further information, references and quotes. You can also find me on Linked-In:


Universiy of Portsmouth 2015 - present

MA Translation (current)

Modules: Translation Theory and Practice, Specialised Translation including legal, literary, technical and business and finance modules.

University of Exeter 2009 - 2013

BA (Hons) German and Spanish with French, Class I

Modules: Advanced Translation, German language, Spanish language, French Upper Intermediate, Dissertation 


"Holly proved to be extremely professional, efficient and friendly. She was able to complete the translation prior to an agreed deadline and was more than willing to provide any additional support. We are very pleased with the service she provided we will certainly use her in the future for further correspondence with the Louvre Museum and other leading international arts organisations."

- Colette Griffin, Visual Arts and Exhibitions Assistant, Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery

"Holly completed the task before deadline and was keen to ensure our satisfaction [...] The detail of her work and incorporation of our requirements exceeded our expectations"

- Angela Mwai, Leader of Gender Equality Unit, United Nations Habitat

"Holly delivered the translation on time and the client was pleased with the result. We would look to use her for translations in the future"

- Hannah Goodman, Project Manager at Aktuel Translations

"A hard working translator who showed understanding of the importance of meeting deadlines and quality standards."

- A. Roman-Lesma, ESTA Translation Agency

"A gifted linguist ... her maturity and capacity to work under pressure makes her an ideal candidate for future employers.

- I. Moros, Lecturer at the University of Exeter
Keywords: German, French, Spanish, English, Fashion, Art, Culture, Environment, Electronics, Technical Translation, Paris, France, UK, Non-Profit,

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May 12, 2017

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