I was born in the North of Scotland and have spent time working abroad as an English teacher and working in a prestigious champagne house in France. I completed a masters in translations studies and I am ready to create high quality translations from French and Spanish into English.
When clients request literal translations, this is how I handle the situation
If a client requests a literal translation I put myself in their shoes. When I first started translation, something literal would have been my idea of the profession, but with experience and study of Translation Studies, we, as translators, know that literal translations aren’t always best. I take my time to explain this to the client and work with them to find the best solution for the task.