I was born in the UK, where I studied languages, literature and theatre, then moved to live in Toulouse, France in 1996.
I work professionally as a writer and poet in both French and English. This means I take a particular pleasure in being perfectionist about how to convey precisely what it is one wants to say and in finding the right nuance when translating.
I believe in being scrupulously faithful to the original writer's intentions whilst finding a rhythm and syntax that make sure the the reader in the target language wants to read on.
When not working on translations for other people, I'm working on compositions of my own in English and in French. Because writing is a pleasure, language is power, and the words we use to express ourselves, when used correctly, can have immediate effect on the world around us!
Keywords: French, English, bilingual, cinema, history, sociology, politics, drama, literature