I'm a British freelance translator living in Pensacola, Florida.

I translate from Spanish, French, German, Italian and Dutch into English, and I also do English copywriting and editing. 

I have a degree in modern languages from Jesus College, Cambridge, I've been in the business full-time since 1988, and I'm a member of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting.

I can handle anything that's not highly technical.  Patents, pharmacology, particle physics? No thanks. Anything else? No problem.

I also offer book translations. I have twenty-seven to my credit, mainly nonffiction, on subjects ranging from Laurel and Hardy to pinball machines.  I've done some children's fiction, which I particularly enjoy because it requires a high degree of creative input.

I'm not going to pretend translation is the most exciting of jobs.  I often find myself dozing off over my computer, especially on Fridays.

But the great thing about it is the flexibility ot offers. All I need is internet access, and I can work wherever and whenever I want.