Iam a highly-qualified French and Spanish to English freelance translator, based in Shropshire, England. I provide friendly, reliable and punctual services to agencies, individuals, businesses and more. My experience spans a range of text types and subject areas, but I am especially passionate about subtitling and medical translation.

Katie L Ward Translator

More About Me

LANGUAGE SKILLS

I am a native British English speaker.

I am fluent in French and Spanish, and I also have intermediate Portuguese.

As well as studying the languages, I have also spent time living and working in both France and Spain, where I gained fluency, as well as a deeper understanding of the cultures.

I also continue to visit French-speaking and Spanish-speaking countries regularly to maintain my language skills.

QUALIFICATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

-MA Translation Studies, The University of Portsmouth

Distinction with a prize for best dissertation

-BA (Hons) Modern Languages (French, Spanish and Portuguese), The University of Sheffield

Upper Second Class (2:1)

-Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI)

Affiliate Member

As a member, I adhere to and uphold the ITI Code of Professional Conduct.

Committment to Professional Development Badge

I believe CPD is incredibly important as a translator and as such, I am committed to planning, carrying out and keeping a record of my professional development. Some examples of my recent CPD activities include:

  • Certified MemoQ 8 training
  • Attending The Language Show in London
  • Webinars on subtitling
  • Webinars on medical translation
  • Institute of Translation and Interpreting webinars
  • Coursera Grammar and Punctuation course
  • Proz.com virtual conferences
  • SEO training
  • Reading and watching films and TV in French and Spanish
  • SDL Trados Studio 2017 training.

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