Global Translation and Language Specialist


Language professional offering translation, localisation, proofreading and editing.

Dependable linguist with a master’s degree in translation and over a decade of experience.

Natural English translations of French, Italian, Japanese and Spanish.

Specialist in multiple sectors including technology, environment and education.

Services offered


General Translation

Turn your text into natural English expression from French, Italian, Japanese or Spanish. Open up to a global audience with content translated specifically for the English-speaking market.

Technical Translation

Get terminology spot-on through a technical linguist with a passion for science and technology: I’ll make your translated manuals and marketing material examples in their field.

Certificate Translation

Have your documents, licences and certificates readied for international use with certified translation into English while maintaining the original source format. Your overseas admin, simplified.

Subtitling Service

Whether for international viewers or the hard of hearing, make your videos accessible to all with English subtitles. For projects big and small, get the captions you need in any format.

Review/Editing

Check an existing translation or have your English drafts proofread by a native speaker; my keen eye for detail will eliminate errors and have your documents primed for publication.

Localisation

Prepare your content specifically for the UK or international market with the help of a native language professional. Get a bespoke consultation and adapt your product offering to local customers.

 

 

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Your translation in fluent English


In a globalised world, quality English translations are essential for reaching a wider audience. When you want to make a good impression and publish material that has been adapted with the market in mind, it’s important to entrust your texts to an experienced professional. I have worked in the translation industry for over a decade, both as a freelancer and in-house, and have a master’s degree in interpreting and translation. For all your communication needs, your translations are in safe hands.

I’m an English native, fluent in French, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. Working from these source languages, I work meticulously to create English translations which read as if they had been written in English from the start. This means producing a natural result, employing conventions and terminology best suited to the text and target audience.

I work in several specialist areas and have been contracted by many companies, universities, banks and international organisations. These roles have been performed while living in five different countries, leading to a high level of intercultural awareness – essential when translating your words for a global public.

For more details of my experience, explore my languages, services and fields in detail or request my CV.


Ian Davies

Ian Davies – Translation and Language Specialist

French
Italian
Japanese
Spanish

English


University of Bath
North East Somerset, UK
MA Translating and Interpreting
Dissertation awarded with Distinction
University of Warwick
West Midlands, UK
BA French and Italian Studies
First Class with Honours
University of Bologna
Emilia Romagna, Italy
Erasmus at the Forlì SSLMIT
Faculty of Interpreters and Translators

Translation Tools
MemoQ, SDL Trados, Wordfast, Idiom
IT Skills
PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Office 365, Photoshop CC, Capture One, DaVinci Resolve
 

Specialist Fields


Though I can apply my language skills to texts of all genres, I’m especially at home when translating material related to science, technology and the environment. I have worked extensively in these areas, backed by years of intense interest and study.
See a selection of example projects in the list below, or explore my experience in each sector in detail.

Information Technology
  • Call to tender for a national university admissions portal
  • UI translation for a range of desktop, mobile and web apps
  • Help guides and manuals for corporate management software
  • Web design and localisation of e-commerce websites
  • Specifications for datacentres and network infrastructure
Science and Environment
  • Reports for international monitoring bodies in the energy sector
  • Calls to tender and specifications for solar and wind farms
  • Updates to company policies to meet environmental standards
  • Health and safety regulations for factories and laboratories
  • Amendments to regulations affecting manufacturing industries
Education
  • Translation of university course prospectuses
  • Course material for IT and cyber security courses
  • Editing and consultation on EFL learning resources
  • Degree transcripts and school reports in many countries
  • Curriculum development for businesses and universities
Culture and Tourism
  • Brochures for cities, theme parks and tourism offices
  • Hotel websites and excursion offerings
  • Information panels for museums and galleries
  • Menus for cafés and restaurants
  • Subtitles for Blu-rays and DVDs
Politics and Government
  • Reports by international organisations
  • Academic essays from human rights groups
  • National applications for EU funding
  • Communications issued by local authorities
  • Administrative documents for citizens
Finance
  • Marketing for fintech companies
  • Contracts between companies and individuals
  • Localisation of services from credit card providers
  • UI for internet banking apps
  • Reports on ESG/SRI investment portfolios and strategies

 

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Contact


Please drop me an email with the attached files for translation, and I'll be delighted to provide a personalised quote and timeframe.











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