I am fully bilingual, as I grew up in both England and France. I also have excellent knowledge of German, having spent much of my adult life in Austria.
I graduated in Biological Sciences at Lancaster University in 1993 (specialising in animal physiology and biochemistry). As I also loved working with languages, I later earned a certificate in French and English translation from the British Institute in Paris. Over the next 15 years, I carried out a fair amount of translating work in various fields, while working mainly as a business English language trainer, particularly for companies in the pharmaceutical industry such as Aventis and Bayer.
In 2011, I decided to combine my language skills with my scientific knowledge and become a specialised medical translator, thereby satisfying a keen interest in health and medicine. Since then, I have studied anatomy, physiology and medicine on an intensive basis – alongside ongoing work commitments – and am now a competent and a fully operational medical translator.