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Fiona Kirton
Physics graduate and former IT pro

United Kingdom
Local time: 18:07 BST (GMT+1)

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Fiona Kirton BA (Hons) MSci (Hons) MSc
Spanish to English Translator
Science : Technology : Business : IT

An experienced IT professional, science graduate and linguist, I offer Spanish to English translation services for science, technology, business and IT

I provide technical translations to clients across a range of industry sectors, including steelmaking, academia, hydrology, energy supply, construction and popular science publishing. As a science graduate and former IT consultant and software developer, I draw on my considerable knowledge and experience within these technical domains to produce accurate translations that faithfully adhere to the stylistic norms of the particular genre. I offer a reliable service at reasonable rates with an emphasis on professionalism and quality.

Examples of projects worked on
  • Translation of articles relating to the steelmaking industry
  • Translation of a popular science book about the life and work of Albert Einstein
  • Translation of academic papers on subjects such as the role of technology in education and in medical care
  • Translation and proofreading of company newsletters for clients in the packaging sector and protective clothing business
  • Proofreading of website content for a marine science research organisation
  • Translation of technical specifications for energy supply and construction projects
Language and teaching

I hold a first-class honours degree in modern language studies with English and Spanish. I first started learning Spanish a number of years ago when I moved to Spain, where I taught English as a foreign language. I returned to the UK in 2006 and still make regular visits to Spain to keep up to date with the language and culture.

Science and technology

I hold a first-class honours degree in physics and astronomy and have spent time working in astrophysical research. As a Member of the Institute of Physics I maintain an active interest in the sciences and have expert knowledge of scientific terminology and writing styles.

Business and IT

I hold a master’s degree in business information technology systems and worked for many years in IT and business consulting. I have written, edited, proofread and/or translated IT and business documentation, including design specifications, test documentation, presentations, project proposals and user manuals.

Below are some comments made by previous clients about their experience working with me:

"Fiona Kirton has worked on several translations for Corresponsal de Paz and I am very proud to have her work on our website. She is a very enthusiastic and professional translator." Cristina Avila-Zesatti, Corresponsal de Paz

"Thank you so much for your work on the translation of our Spanish website into English. Not only is the translation of very good quality, but we were particularly impressed because the information on the Bolivia site is so technical. You have done a great job and I will be recommending you for any future translation work we have." Barry Perks, Communications Coordinator, International Service

"Thank you so much for your speed, help and information. It has been great and if I know of anyone else needing anything translated, I will recommend you!!" Private client

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Total pts earned: 516
PRO-level pts: 488

Top languages (PRO)
Spanish to English480
English to Spanish4
Catalan to English4
Top general fields (PRO)
Social Sciences36
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Engineering (general)48
Business/Commerce (general)43
Construction / Civil Engineering35
Energy / Power Generation28
Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting24
IT (Information Technology)20
Electronics / Elect Eng20
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Aug 27, 2015

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