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About me

real language for real life

I’m a British-born professional translator and language teacher working with Spanish and English. I live in Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city. 


I help people translate text from one language to another and learn language skills.


Language, like life, is constantly changing. I create texts and teach language that is current, relevant and accurate.

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Postgraduate Diploma in Translation Studies (distinction)

University of Auckland, 2011

Bachelor of Arts (Spanish & Mandarin)

University of Auckland, 2009

Chinese Language & Culture

Nankai University, 南开大学 Sep 2009 - Jan 2010

Intensive Spanish Language & Culture

University of Salamanca, Jan-Feb 2008



Full Member of NZSTI

New Zealand Society of Translators & Interpreters

Freelance Translator

2011 - current


Experience working with private clients and agencies in New Zealand, the UK, the USA and Spain.

Spanish > English

EN_us <> EN_gb <> EN_au <> EN_nz

Language Teacher

2007 - current

Teaching English and Spanish language to non-native speakers privately, to community groups and with online companies. From ages 5 to adult. Also university and high school tutoring for English essay writing, literature analysis e.t.c.

Spanish Graduate Teaching Assistant

University of Auckland, 2012

To provide language tuition and translated text that is current (it reflects the language of today), is relevant to the particular situation for which it is required, and is accurate (without error).

To create an efficient, friendly and helpful experience for my clients. 

real language

for real life

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