THE PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR ENGLISH <> WELSH TRANSLATORS AND INTERPRETERS

Fiona Gannon

Tidy Translations
30 Hebron Road
Clydach
Swansea
SA6 5EJ

Membership
  • Full Member - translation into Welsh
  • Full Member - translation into English
  • Interpreting Member - into English
  • Interpreting Member - into Welsh
Area of Professional Expertise
  • Interpreting in the Courts and Tribunals
Profile

Before becoming a full-time translator, I was a University lecturer for several years, teaching linguistic topics. This included analytical grammar classes for final year undergraduates, so I am more than happy to help clients by explaining why some choices are more (or less) acceptable as regards the natural patterns found in Welsh. In my experience, this can provide considerable reassurance for clients who are not Welsh-speakers themselves.

I am now a freelance translator, but I have many years' experience of working as part of a team and as head of a translation team in local authorities, so all areas of local government work are very familiar to me.

I also have extensive experience of translating for organisations involved with children and young people, and I'm always prepared to be flexible with the language used where necessary, so that it's child-friendly.

Personal

Whenever I'm at my desk, there will be music in the background, and the day's selection can vary from Baroque masterpieces to 70s rock!

I also have several cats who 'help' me with my work, and if you come across me when I'm out interpreting, be sure to have a look at my shoes - I have quite a collection!

Qualifications

BA in Welsh
PhD in Dialectology and Sociolinguistics
TEFL Qualification