Translating French and Portuguese into English from countries around the world

About

I’m Jessica: language-lover and all-round communication enthusiast.

I love bringing people together; bridging divides and celebrating diversity. One way I connect people is through language, translating French and Portuguese words into English.

I’m a qualified translator with the IoLET’s internationally-recognised Diploma in Translation qualification and have been translating professionally for seven years. I specialise in four areas: international development, arts and culture, social sciences and business.

As a life-long linguist I studied French and Drama at the University of Birmingham, graduating with a BA Hons 2:1 and distinction in spoken French.

I have lived, studied and worked in both France and Portugal for extended periods, immersing myself in the local culture and honing my language skills, which I continue to do remotely, now that I’m back in the UK. I'm based in the north of England in the city of Sheffield.

Sectors

Whether you need French or Portuguese project proposals or reports to be accessible to English-speaking staff, or want to showcase a brilliant tool or programme evaluation from the francophone or lusophone world, I can help you.

For nine years I worked in communications roles for international NGOs, working alongside and travelling to French and Portuguese-speaking country programmes around the world. This experience gives me a rich understanding of the nuances of development and humanitarian work and all its terminology.

In addition, I have recently completed a Master’s in Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution from the University of Bradford so I have strong subject-level knowledge in this area.

Most recently I’ve translated texts on maternal health, nutrition in emergencies and food security.

With an undergraduate degree in Drama, I love flexing my creative muscles and translating content from the arts world. Whether it’s an exhibition programme or creative briefs for a new TV series, I can help.

Most recently I’ve translated content for a leading international auction house and the world's biggest online streaming service.

I keep my creative side well-honed through involvement in community theatre projects in Sheffield. As a member of Sheffield’s Creative Guild I collaborate with a wide range of creative industries and professions.

I have a range of experience in translating texts from the world of social science; from reports on the Brazilian juvenile justice system to foster care legislation and library digitization projects.

I'd love to discuss how I can support your work in the social sciences.

From website copy and marketing materials to annual reports and tender bids, I am experienced in translating varied business texts across a range of sectors, including the wine industry, real estate and specialist transport companies.

Let me know how I can help with your business’s translation needs.

Whether you need French or Portuguese project proposals or reports to be accessible to English-speaking staff, or want to showcase a brilliant tool or programme evaluation from the francophone or lusophone world, I can help you.

For nine years I worked in communications roles for international NGOs, working alongside and travelling to French and Portuguese-speaking country programmes around the world. This experience gives me a rich understanding of the nuances of development and humanitarian work and all its terminology.

In addition, I have recently completed a Master’s in Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution from the University of Bradford so I have strong subject-level knowledge in this area.

Most recently I’ve translated texts on maternal health, nutrition in emergencies and food security.

With an undergraduate degree in Drama, I love flexing my creative muscles and translating content from the arts world. Whether it’s an exhibition programme or creative briefs for a new TV series, I can help.

Most recently I’ve translated content for a leading international auction house and the world's biggest online streaming service.

I keep my creative side well-honed through involvement in community theatre projects in Sheffield. As a member of Sheffield’s Creative Guild I collaborate with a wide range of creative industries and professions.

I have a range of experience in translating texts from the world of social science; from reports on the Brazilian juvenile justice system to foster care legislation and library digitization projects.

I'd love to discuss how I can support your work in the social sciences.

From website copy and marketing materials to annual reports and tender bids, I am experienced in translating varied business texts across a range of sectors, including the wine industry, real estate and specialist transport companies.

Let me know how I can help with your business’s translation needs.

Services

Translation

I take great care to craft your text into authentic, accurate language so it reads as if it was originally written in English, as a good translation should do. Let me help you connect with more people, by taking your message to English-speaking audiences.

Transcreation

Sometimes a text requires a more creative approach, taking into account the cultural context, style and tone to make sure it has the same impact on the reader in English as it does in its original language. This is where transcreation comes in. Examples could include brand slogans, project names or even song lyrics. I can help you find the right way to communicate your message in English.

Proofreading

Grammar errors or spelling mistakes can hugely undermine the credibility of any text. My well-trained eagle eye will help you through this critical, final revision process so your writing is ‘suited and booted’ and ready to be shared with the world.

Contact

It always helps me to see your text first to establish how long it will take to deliver the final product.

Contact me at [email protected] to discuss your latest project and I’ll happily give you a free quote.

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