About me

An experienced, professional and conscientious translator, I have been working in the translation business since 2002, and specialise in French to English texts. I also correct academic texts written in English by non-native speakers and destined for publication.

  • Qualified with the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL), in 2001
  • Associate Member of the Institute of Translating and Interpreting (ITI)
  • Employed full-time in a translation agency 2002-2003
  • Freelance since September 2003

Please contact me with the details of your project – via the contact form, or by email, phone or Skype.


I studied English Literature at Essex University in the early 1980s and then spent a number of years in residential social work, prior to moving to France in 1991. In 2001, I qualified as a French to English translator by passing the Chartered Institute of Linguists’ Diploma in Translation, with semi-specializations in business and science.

Although I have recently returned to live in the UK, the 20 years I spent building up my language skills through real-life experience continue to serve me well.

I’ve been freelance since 2003, providing French to English translation, proofreading and editing services to translation agencies, a wide range of private companies, and academic institutions.


Every translator needs to have excellent, in-depth knowledge of the foreign language from which they work  – but this does not stand alone. 
I also have a full set of supplementary skills:

  • The ability to write well in my native (your target) language
  • Thorough cultural knowledge of the foreign country 
  • Well-honed, practised research skills
  • Comprehension of customer needs and context
  • The necessary technical skills, tools and resources

Get in Touch

Please contact me with the details of your project – via the handy form below, or by email, phone or Skype.

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​jane@oxford-comma.co.uk | +44 (0) 191 263 6244 | +44 (0) 776 208 9829 | Skype: jbr1404