Member since Oct '19

Working languages:
French to English

Sally Bird
DipTrans MCIL: Art, Culture, Tourism

Local time: 21:32 CEST (GMT+2)

Native in: English Native in English
What Sally Bird is working on
Feb 18 (posted via  Just translated a biographical memoir from French to English, for a UK literary agent. Ready for new projects! ...more »
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Hello! I'm Sally. Here are a few details about me, my background and my services:

* Who am I?

I'm British and have a degree from Cambridge University and an MA (distinction) from the Courtauld Institute of Art. 

I moved to France in 2007 with my husband and two small children, and before this worked in the arts and the voluntary sector. I have been translating since 2011 and working as a fulltime translator since 2016. In 2018 I took the CIOL's Diploma in Translation, to formalise my skills.

* What do I do?

I am a French-English translator, specialising in:

˃ Art, culture and tourism

˃ Academia, specifically art history/social sciences (DipTrans specialist paper in Social Science)

˃ Psychoanalysis (I am currently collaborating with analysts in the UK to translate the work of Françoise Dolto into English)

˃ Literary projects (I have recently finished a three-volume historical biography that is with a UK agent and going to publishers later in 2020)

˃ The voluntary sector                                                                                                       

You can find out more about recent projects and see examples from my portfolio here: 

* Why choose me?

I love what I do, and your project will receive my full attention. It will be beautifully written, accurate, and on time.

* How much do I charge?

Rates vary according to  the complexity of the document, any additional research required and the timeframe for completion. 

* What my clients say:

"Sally’s translations are
precise, fluid, both faithful to the original text and creative at the same
time. She is always open to discussion and willing to exchange about different
translation options." – Xavier Fourtou, author

"Sally est une traductrice très
efficace par sa compréhension subtile
 du texte, sa rapidité d'exécution et son style d'une grande élégance. De plus, c'est une
personne charmante qui sait vous
 écouter et réagir avec intelligence. Pour tout dire, c'est un
plaisir de
 travailler avec elle." Martine Heudron, Artviatic

Thanks for reading, and I look forward to hearing from you!

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Mar 16

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