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French to English
English (monolingual)

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January 2019

Hilary McGrath
Literature, tourism and marketing

Local time: 19:06 CET (GMT+1)

Native in: English (Variants: British, Irish) Native in English
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  • Native English speaker
  • BA in Applied Languages
  • DALF C1 French
  • MA in Creative Writing
  • Editor Gascony Writers Anthology
  • 25 years professional experience

My work experience extends to fields such as travel and tourism, telemarketing, business administration, and telecoms. As a qualified TEFL teacher, I taught English in Ireland, Austria, Japan, and France, and now live and work as a freelance translator in gorgeous Gascony.

I 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. A short story I translated by the wonderfully talented Frédérique Martin appeared in Asymptote journal and can be read online here: Despair of the Roses.

My own writing has been published in literary journals such as Words With Jam and The Ofi Press, and I have won or been placed in competitions such as Writers & Artists, Writing West Midlands, and Fish. I earned a distinction in my MA in creative writing in 2016 at Teesside University. I also compiled the Gascony Writers Anthology 2016, which honed my editing and proofreading skills.

My strength lies in a balanced focus on both sides of the translation equation. I have spent over sixteen years in France (Nantes, Paris, Gers department) and continue to build on my linguistic and cultural knowledge. I also pay a great deal of attention to the tone, style and flow of the English translation, producing a text that is accurate and reads well. 

I take pride in the fact that most of my clients return again and again and we have built solid and trusting relationships. I look forward to working with you.
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