Into which languages do you translate?

I translate from Spanish and French into British English, which is my mother tongue. I only accept translations in this direction, unless I agree to take on work "for information only", and provided this is agreed in advance with the client. Where necessary, I can also work with qualified colleagues who are native speakers of Spanish or French to ensure a high-quality product.

How do I get a quotation?

First you send me the original text (I can sign confidentiality agreements to protect you) with as much contextual information as you can (intended audience, relevant company guidelines, quality standards, etc.). I work out a costing, which will reflect factors such as the total number of words in your original document, textual complexity and file format, and will then discuss this with you. When we have agreed the cost and an approach including a workable timescale, I start the work and keep you informed of progress at all stages.

Do you also do simultaneous interpreting?

I do not currently offer interpreting services.

How do you guarantee quality?

As an Associate Member of the UK Institute of Translation & InterpretIng (ITI), I adhere to their Professional Code of Conduct.

 

I only translate into my native language, English, in which I hold an honours degree. If I undertake translations in the other direction, I work with other qualified translators in a joint translation and editing capacity, or work "for information only", where the client is in agreement.

 

I submit translation projects to a four-stage quality process, which consists of :

  • Research stage;
  • Translation stage;
  • Editing and proofreading stage, using industry-standard checklists;
  • Final check by an independent native speaker, where applicable.

In addition, I utilise the major CAT tool used within the translation industry, SDL Trados Studio 2017, which enables me to work more efficiently and consistently by means of terminology management and project management tools.

 

Moreover, by specialising in certain sectors, I can ensure accuracy and a quick turnaround for my clients.

 

Finally, I hold up-to-date Professional Liability Insurance.