Member since Mar '18

Working languages:
French to English
English (monolingual)

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October 2018

Hilary McGrath
Telecommunications, business, literature

Local time: 07:14 CEST (GMT+2)

Native in: English (Variants: British, Irish) Native in English
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading
Specializes in:
Telecom(munications)Business/Commerce (general)
Finance (general)Tourism & Travel
Education / PedagogyPoetry & Literature
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Words translated: 17,353
Preferred currency EUR
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 12, Questions answered: 7, Questions asked: 1
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 1
Translation education Bachelor's degree - Dublin City University
Experience Registered at Mar 2018. Became a member: Mar 2018. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials French to English (Dublin City University)
English (Teesside MA Creative Writing)
Memberships ATLF
Software CafeTran Espresso, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint
Professional practices Hilary McGrath endorses's Professional Guidelines.
I grew up in Ireland where I earned a BA (Hons) in Applied Languages (French and German) at Dublin City University. I also qualified as a TEFL teacher, and taught English in several countries including Ireland, France, Austria, and Japan. 

My work experience, over a twenty-year career, extends to fields such as travel and tourism, telemarketing, and business administration, as well as teaching. During this time, I worked for six years in Equant Network Services, Dublin (telecommunications, billing) where I led a team of administrators, and managed French customers and accounts. In 2004, I moved to the beautiful Gers department in SW France, and taught English in primary schools. 

I achieved an MA in creative writing by distance learning in 2016. I also attended the British Centre for Literary Translation summer school at UEA, with award-winning translator, Daniel Hahn, and have published translations of poetry and short stories. My own stories have also appeared in literary journals. I compiled the Gascony Writers Anthology 2016, which honed my editing and proofreading skills.

My strengths lie in my French linguistic and cultural knowledge, and in my ability to write clear, precise English. 

I currently volunteer in a local association that focuses on creating links between members of the community.

Native English speaker
BA in Applied Languages
MA in Creative Writing
Editor of the Gascony Writers Anthology 2016
Published writer
20 years professional experience
High linguistic proficiency and cultural understanding

I look forward to working with you.

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Total pts earned: 20
PRO-level pts: 12

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