Picture books, early readers, non-fiction and fiction, fairytales and folklore.
Online training, educational publications, public awareness campaigns, student handbooks, textbooks, school brochures.
Audio tours, interactive exhibits, visitor guides, press releases, gallery signage, exhibition labels, magazine articles.
Brochures, posters, coffee table books, tourist information leaflets, guide books, blogs, tourism-focused websites.
This is a selection of the kinds of texts I work with and is not an exhaustive list.
If the translation you require does not fit into the categories stated, please do get in touch. If I am unable to meet your needs, I may be able to refer you to another professional translator who can.
Proofreading & Revision
Post-editing Machine Translation
I developed my love of languages and travel as a young child when my family moved to Spain and I learnt to speak Spanish. On my return to Ireland, I continued studying Spanish and later began studying Portuguese as part of my undergraduate degree in Hispanic Studies at the University of Glasgow.
Following a couple of extended periods living and working in Lisbon and in Asturias, Spain I spent some years working in a Spanish accountancy office based in Glasgow before graduating as a teacher and specialising in Early Literacy. I later earned an MA with Distinction in Translation Studies at the University of Portsmouth, focusing my final research project on issues of audience in the translation of a specific Spanish children's book.
My professional background as a linguist is very much informed by my previous experience in education, specifically in the fields of pedagogy, literacy and sustainability.
I am passionate about the power of communication and take my responsibility as a translator very seriously. Open and frank dialogue with my clients is key to ensuing the translations I provide are meet my clients' needs. I combine my translation expertise with academic research skills and my professional experience in the field to provide high-quality translations that are accurate, trust-worthy and timely.
Although my translation service is based in Scotland I work with clients and agencies all over the world.
MA with DISTINCTION in TRANSLATION STUDIES
UNIVERSITY OF PORTSMOUTH | 2021
Research into the translation of children's literature and the application of critical aetonormativity in addressing audience needs.
PG CERT PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION and LEADERSHIP
UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING | 2018
Research into postmodern literacy and multi-modal texts, specifically within early literacy and through picture books.
GTCS ACCREDITATION in SUSTAINABILITY
UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH | 2017
Development of educational projects (Including: Día de los Muertos, sculptor Isaac Cordal and sustainable farming practices).
MA (HONS) HISPANIC STUDIES
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW | 2003
Distinction in spoken Spanish, Portuguese and Catalan.
Many thanks for your help with this project Clare. Looking forward to working with you again.
Agency, South Africa
Thank you very much for your careful translation. It is excellent. And thank you for pointing to the details that need to be consistent throughout. Very thoughtful of you.
Thanks a lot for the tremendous job done on the article, it's really excellent, thank you so much!
French Institute for Research in Africa
Thank you so much for checking everything and being so thorough.
Thanks for translating this talk. You've done an amazing job. The English translation is awesome.
Thank you for a great translation. Really appreciate receiving it in advance of the agreed deadline.