A native English speaker, I grew up on the Isle of Wight watching international vessels ploughing the Channel. And perhaps that was the spark for my childhood passion for travel and foreign languages. This ultimately led to a degree in German and French followed by an MA in Translation (Distinction).
Since then, I have accumulated over a decade’s worth of experience working as a project manager, freelancer, in-house translator and proofreader in translation departments in Hamburg, Brussels and the UK. Plus, I picked up some valuable business experience in a high-tech electronics company along the way.
My interest in hydrogen and fuel cells grew naturally from my specialist translation work in smart homes, renewables and heating systems. For many years I have provided support to these sectors as both a freelance and in-house linguist and benefited from industrial training on gas boilers, heat pumps and biomass at the Viessmann Training Academy in Telford.