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MA Translation: University of Surrey 1999,

BA Hons Geography (ancillary Geology): Cambridgeshire College of Arts and Technology 1977,

PGCE: University of London Institute of Education 1978,

Diploma in Languages for International Communication (French): Institute of Linguists 1998,

Postgraduate Certificate in Family and Local History: University of Dundee, 2012,

Member of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (French) 2014,

Chatered Linguist,

Work Experience

Jenny worked in a French bank in 1973-74 before starting her degree. On completion of her studies she taught Geography until 1992. She spent some years working in the field of immigration and then worked in IT for two years before becoming a freelance translator.

Professional bodies

Jenny is a member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists (MCIL) and a Member of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (MITI)


Jenny began learning languages at a very early age, starting with German and  Italian. On starting secondary school she quickly took to French, which was soon followed by Latin, ancient Greek and finally Russian. Latin and Greek had faded away with the years but recently Jenny has been rediscovering her Latin and Greek. She learnt Spanish in the 1990s and has had a home in southern Spain for many years which she visits regularly. Jenny believes it is important to be able to communicate with people wherever she goes and has acquired a smattering of several other languages. She is also learning Chinese and Middle Egyptian. She is also improving her understanding of Italian.

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Telephone: 00 44 (0) 1923 450848