Working languages:
German to English
French to English

Smart homes and renewables specialist

United Kingdom
Local time: 05:50 BST (GMT+1)

Native in: English (Variant: British) 
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  • Experienced translator and proofreader with MA in Translation
  • Native English speaker
  • Former in-house translator and project manager
  • Specialist in smart home technology and the environment

Having taken a break from translation in 2016–2017 to teach French, I am now looking to enter the translation market again. For a full career history, please visit

Feb 2012 – Dec 2015

Translator/Proofreader, Balthasar Ltd, Ross-on-Wye, UK

I was invited to join Balthasar, a specialised technical translation company, having collaborated successfully on numerous freelance projects. My role involved translating texts relating to the heating and renewable energy sectors, primarily from German to English. Documents varied from manuals and webpages to brochures and trade fair displays. I also checked work by other translators for accuracy and consistency. As part of my continuing professional development I attended an advanced course on SDL Trados software as well as programmes on heat pumps and boilers at the Viessmann Training Academy. I also represented the company at the ITI (Institute of Translation and Interpreting) Conference in 2015.

2007 – 2012

Freelance translator, Bristol, UK

Before becoming a staff translator, I spent several years running a thriving freelance translation business under the name PointOne Language Services. The main focus for the business was to provide accurate, high quality translations  to discerning customers which included European translation agencies and direct customers.

Over four years I translated just shy of one million words. In many cases I became the lead translator for specific customer accounts. I used Trados for almost all my translations and frequently received client memories, terminology databases and other reference material.

I had experience of handling a wide variety of text types, ranging from instruction manuals, datasheets and databases to brochures, press releases and websites. Areas in which I worked include:

Technical: Machine tools, packaging machines, postal logistics, catering equipment, home security, heating systems, tiles, designer lighting

Other: Classical music, pet care, coffee, trade fairs, environment

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Mar 7

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