Qualifications and professional memberships

BA degree from the University of London in French with Spanish (1973)
Post-graduate bilingual secretarial diploma from Ealing Technical College (1974)
Founder member and Fellow of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI)
Member of ITI Medical, STEP and LIFT networks

Continuing professional development

Medical translation workshops (e.g. biology and management of cancer, introduction to personality disorder, chest surgery)
ITI workshops on French law
Contract law module of ILEX diploma
Proofreading course run by SfEP
CPD certificate 2013
CPD certificate 2014
CPD certificate 2016
CPD certificate 2017
CPD certificate 2018
CPD certificate 2019
CPD certificate 2020

Professional recommendations

"Thanks again for a top-notch job, I am very pleased and proud to have worked with you on this project! Your work is excellent; this is the way a back translation of this sort is supposed to go." Duncan Shaw, President, DTS Language Services, USA

"Gillian Hargreaves provides accurate, professional translations of a high quality. She always delivers punctually and is a pleasure to work with." Parallel Translations Ltd, client

"Gillian is an excellent translator. She is extremely thorough and diligent in her work, producing top-quality, flawless results." David Barrett, Barrett Translations Ltd

"Gillian delivers high-quality translations in a timely manner. She's very professional, responsive and very easy to work with." Abigail Simone, Geotext Translations, New York

"Gillian Hargreaves completed a translation project from French into English for one of our clients in the Defence (aerospace) sector. This project was very technical, and a high volume (around 40,000 words) and was for publication so the quality and fluidity had to be the highest. Gillian provided a translation which met our initial expectations, and in a timely manner. As a result our customer is delighted and has let us know it was an excellent translation." Gaëlle Giraudeau, Project Manager, Translation Department, Ubiqus Ireland

"[Gillian] is a skilled linguist, very attentive to detail and highly professional in every sense." Susana B. Vales, Freelance Translator

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