I’m a British translator from French specialising in literary and genre fiction, art and heritage, and travel. My published (or soon-to-be-published) work includes five novels, eleven short stories, numerous shorter fiction extracts, and over 30 non-fiction titles (art monographs, exhibition catalogues, decorative arts, interiors and lifestyle books, travel guides).
Much of my work focuses on cultural heritage, from literature, artworks and monuments, to the intangible heritage that enhances everyday life around the world – decoration and textiles, traditional crafts and skills, food, rituals, beliefs, stories, songs… A focus shared by my regular stable of clients, including leading French museums, cultural institutions, art and travel publishers, luxury houses, and private cultural foundations.
I worked as an editor and writer in book and magazine publishing in London before moving to France and gradually shifting to full-time translation.
In 2013, a long time after my Cambridge MA in English, literary translation and art history (Queens’ College), I completed an MPhil on poetry translation and French livres d’artiste at the University of London Institute in Paris.
Crime Writers Association
Member (translator) since 2013.
English PEN/Writers in Translation
Member since 2008. Translation grant assessor since 2013.
Society of Authors and the Translators Association
Member since 2005.
Institute of Translation & Interpreting
Qualified member, by examination, 2001: specialist subject Art History.
National Union of Journalists, Paris Freelance Branch
Member since 2000.
Accredited external translator (by examination, 1999).
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