Academic qualifications:

BA in Modern and Medieval Languages (French and Italian)
University of Cambridge, 1971

Post-Graduate Certificate in Education, 1972

RSA Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Foreign Language, 1977


1972-1982: teaching English in Madagascar and the UK

1983- : Freelance linguist, language teacher, translator and public-service interpreter

Professional memberships:

Founder member of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting

Member of the Translators' Association of the Society of Authors

Professional recognition:

Awarded Swiss Arts Council grant to live and work at Translation House Looren, Switzerland, while completing an English translation of the poetry of Fabio Pusterla, September/October 2009