Helping sustainable brands and freelance translators get their dream customers’ attention
“Katie is the secret weapon in my business”
Hi, how’s it going? Hola, ¿que tal? Oi, tudo bem? I’m Katie.
I’m a freelance translator and copywriter, helping sustainable brands and language professionals get their message across.
I fell for Spanish and Portuguese when I was a student, but my first love was English.
A lot of people are under the impression that what makes an excellent translator is their knowledge of the language they’re translating from (their source language). But professionals know that what really makes them shine is their writing ability in the language they’re translating into (their target language).
That’s why you’ll only ever catch me translating into English, my native language, and why translating and copywriting (which I only do in English) make such a wonderful combination. The main skill I rely on for both is my way with words.
Whether it’s translation or copywriting, my main focus is on travel and tourism, marketing and lifestyle.
I love working with feminist, vegan, eco-friendly brands that are dedicated to doing their bit to make the planet a better place for everyone and everything living on it.
I also help other translators with their copy. As a translator myself, I understand the industry and can help you nail the perfect tone of voice.
I can create copy from scratch based on your brief, or iron out anything that sounds less-than-native in texts that you’ve written yourself.
I’m a travel addict (the slower and more sustainable the better). The beauty of my work is that it means I can be location-independent, but my laptop comes everywhere with me. As long as I’ve got a wifi connection I’m open for business!
I’m currently based in Zaragoza, Spain, with my boyfriend and our rescue dog, Monty. But I often pop back to visit my family in Cornwall, England.
I’ve also spent long periods polishing my language skills and getting under the skin of the culture in Brazil and Mexico.
And when you’re not at your desk?
When I’m not in the office or out at a café with my laptop, you can normally find me on a van adventure, out on long walks with Monty, crocheting, swimming in a body of cold water or on the hunt for vegan tapas.
If you have any questions or a project to discuss, then just get in touch. It’d be magical to hear from you, whether in English, Spanish or Portuguese.
I know where all the best freelancers are hiding, so even if I don’t work with the language pair or subject area you need help with, send me an email and I’ll point you in the right direction.
P.S For your peace of mind, I adhere to the CIOL Professional Code of Conduct – read that here.
P.P.S Have a peek at my published book translations on Amazon here.