|Language Combinations:||Spanish to English|
|Experience and Areas of Specialisation:||Leisure and Tourism; Environment and Wildlife Conservation; Education; Humanities; Social Sciences; Localisation of US English to UK English|
|Accreditation, Membership, Qualifications and Certificates:||MITI in Leisure and Tourism; ISO 17100:2015 Qualified; Proofreading 1: Introduction (SfEP); Cursos de Extranjeros, Granada University, Spain (included translation classes from English and German into Spanish); MA (Cantab) in Modern Languages (German and French), Emmanuel College, Cambridge University.
Also a member of MET (Mediterranean Editors and Translators)
|Equipment, and Resources:||Windows 10, Microsoft Office 2016, memoQ|
|Profile:||I’ve been translating professionally from Spanish into English since September 1999. Besides general texts, I focus on four main areas: leisure and tourism; translating and editing academic papers for publication (mostly humanities and social sciences) written by university researchers; environment and wildlife conservation (due to a personal interest in these topics); and education (as I used to be a teacher of German, French and English as a foreign language). I also provide localisations from US to UK English and proof-editing of any document written in English, especially by non-native speakers.
Since I lived in Spain for nearly 14 years in three major cities (Granada, Madrid and Barcelona) and return as often as I can for holidays and work events, I am well versed in the country’s diverse culture and landscapes.
Unless asked to use a different style, I base my work on the New Oxford Style Manual, as recommended by the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP). I have taken the SfEP introduction to proofreading course and regularly read style and proofreading books to sharpen my editing skills.
I try to make my texts easy to read and natural-sounding without losing sight of the original content and message. Please see my website for further details.
|Professional Networks:||LinkedIn: uk.linkedin.com/in/NikkiGrahamTranix