My credentials

My best credentials are my satisfied clients. Some of them have been with me for almost as long as I have been working professionally. In translation that means over twenty years and as a copy-editor for more than half that. I began working with one of my earliest clients in 2000 and we still collaborate closely.

I began to take on copy-writing projects in early 2019. The challenge involved in writing fresh content is one I relish. My mission is to convey your company’s values in a voice as unique and original as your brand.

Academic qualifications

  • Postgrad. BA (Hons) Comparative Literatures. University of Auckland (New Zealand), 2008. First Class Honours.
  • BA (Hons) Literature. Open University (United Kingdom), 2005. First Class Honours.
  • Sufficiency in Catalan (C1) Ministry of Culture, Govt of Catalonia (Spain), 2019.
  • DELE Superior in Spanish (C2 equivalent), Ministry of Education and Culture (Spain), 1997.
  • Dip. TEFLA (Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults). Cambridge RSA. Languages International, Auckland (New Zealand), 1995.

Selected publications – translations

  • “Informed consent and mental health, mainly in Spain (EU)”, International Journal of Psychiatry and Mental Health, 25 June 2020 (online open access)

Short courses

  • Graphic Design for Beginners, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, (online, UK), 2019
  • Copy-editing 2: Progress (Society for Editors and Proofreaders, online, UK), 2014
  • Professional copy-editing (SfEP, UK), 2013
  • Introduction to Web Editorial (SfEP, UK), 2013
  • Introduction to Copy-editing (SfEP, UK), 2013
  • Introduction to Publishing (Publishing Training Centre, UK), 2013.

Academic publications and papers presented

  • “Esencia de mujer: Revaluating Women’s Socio-Political Parameters in Post-Francoist Spain”, in The European Connection. Auckland: SELL, University of Auckland, 2008.
  • “Suspiros de Lázaro: examining the role of autobiography in the reception of Javier Cercas’s Soldados de Salamina and its contribution to the recovery of collective memory in Spain.” SELL Postgraduate seminar, University of Auckland, New Zealand, 2007.