Freelance Translator: Alison Billington

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Translation - French to English
Traduction - du français vers l'anglais

Alison Billington

Hello, I'm Alison Billington, freelance translator from French into English. An English native, born and bred in England, I'm well qualified with a degree in both English and French, as well as a postgraduate diploma in Translation Studies.

Specialist areas that I have experience of are powerpoint presentations, medicine, sciences, journalism, official documents, contracts and literature. The world famous Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, based at Bristol, had me translate plays for them. The French newspaper L'Humanité published my translations for 18 months. I also translate contracts for companies. I can, of course certify translations.

My equipment is good – Dell computer, scanner and printer, telephone and many, many French and English dictionaries and reference books.

I now have publications including a book of translations of biology and several articles in international journals.

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Here is what people say about me: -

I am so pleased with the translation you prepared for me so efficiently and professionally...I will be using you again in the future...Thank you once again for getting the translation back to me so quickly. Jemma Ljumi – client wanting a marriage certificate translated quickly for a passport. ... a beautiful translation ... impeccable ... fine work ... Henri – a bilingual working in newspaper editorial translation You are a wonder! A treasure! John Reid – theatre director Excellent work ... Bea Lutumba – client needing official documents translated. ... perfectly bilingual ... her professionalism, ability to realise exactly what needs doing ... will lead us ... to use her services again ... Damion Chardes – client needing legal documents translated. What an extraordinary piece of work!...It's absolutely stunning...and completed so quickly too; well done...I'll willingly recommend you to my colleagues and friends. Jacques Thierie – Research scientist at Brussels University

If you need a translator for your text, no matter how long or how short, just email me -