Working languages:
French to English
English (monolingual)

Hilary McGrath
Wine, literature, tourism

Local time: 10:20 CET (GMT+1)

Native in: English (Variants: Irish, British) Native in English
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading
Specializes in:
Poetry & LiteratureWine / Oenology / Viticulture
Tourism & TravelMarketing / Market Research
Education / PedagogyBusiness/Commerce (general)

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Words translated: 36,522
Preferred currency EUR
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 24, Questions answered: 11, 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 CIEP: Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading
Software CafeTran Espresso, MateCat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint
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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
  • CIEP intermediate member

My work experience extends to areas such as travel and tourism, wine, humanitarian, trade union, and business administration. 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, and am currently focusing on CPD to improve 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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Total pts earned: 32
PRO-level pts: 24

Top languages (PRO)
French to English12
Top general fields (PRO)
Social Sciences4
Top specific fields (PRO)
Cinema, Film, TV, Drama4
Engineering (general)4
Environment & Ecology4
Real Estate4

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