1985: M.A. Honours in French and German, (2:1 – Upper Second), University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Spent third year of degree course studying at the University of Nice, France. Also studied Fine Art in first year.
1985: Preparatory Certificate in T.E.F.L. (Teaching English as a Foreign Language).
1987: Postgraduate Certificate in Education – modern languages, Thames Polytechnic, London.
E.O.I. (Escola Oficial d’Idiomes de Barcelona) certificates in Spanish and Russian.
Freelance translator and editor with broad experience. Although I have worked with many different types of texts, I am particularly experienced in the fields of natural history (ornithology, botany, zoology), ecology, photography, geography, art and wine.
11 years experience in natural history and educational publishing. Worked on an ornithological encyclopaedia ("Handbook of the Birds of the World") for 9 years and the Catalan natural history encyclopaedia "La Biosfera". Familiar with most aspects of book publishing.
Experienced copy-editor and proofreader.