Working languages:
Dutch to English
German to English
Arabic to English

London-based linguist-translator

Native in: Dutch Native in Dutch, English Native in English
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Say what we may of the inadequacy of translation, yet the work is and will always be one of the weightiest and worthiest undertakings in the general concerns of the world. - Goethe

Lingua Francisca Translations Translating professionally since 2007. Multilingual. Based in London. Contact me for a quote.

- Translation, subtitling, proofreading, copy-editing, transcription, transliteration, copy-writing, summaries, voice-overs, project management
- Linguistic and cultural consulting for media and language learners

Working languages (into English):

* Arabic
* Dutch
* Flemish
* French
* German
* Russian
* Swahili
* Swedish

Main specialty areas:

* Creative media - literature, film and television, video games localization, art, journalism, exact sciences, economics
* Automotive - motorcycling, cycling, classic cars
* Travel
* Academic writing - translation studies, linguistics, comparative literature, history
* Music

Secondary specialty areas:

* Bio-industries & organic chemistry
* Finance - KIIDs, annual reports, balance sheets, bank statements, etc.
* Press releases (quick, fully proofread turnaround)
* Advertising & promotional materials (including transcreation)
* Arts & crafts, DIY


- BA Applied Linguistics (English-Dutch-Arabic)
- MA Translation Theory & Practice (Asian and African Languages)
- PhD Linguistics, currently ongoing (languages of sub-Saharan Africa)

- UK Society of Authors, Translators' Association
- Philological Society
- Society of Young Publishers
- School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) Translation Society
- Language Creation Society
- 2016-17 Writer's Centre Norwich Emerging Translator Mentorship: Arabic

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Profile last updated
Feb 20, 2017

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