I am a fully qualified French to English translator, with a


BA (Hons) English and French


MA (Distinction) Applied Translation


PhD Linguistics


My doctoral research comprised a qualitative and quantitative sociolinguistic study of morphosyntactic change in the severely endangered language Guernsey French.

Thesis: The Subjunctive in Guernsey French: Implications for Gauging Authenticity in an Endangered Language.


I am a Chartered Linguist




with membership of a number of professional associations, including:

                Société française des traducteurs

                Chartered Institute of Linguists

                 Institute of Translation and Interpreting

                 Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading


The professional codes of conduct of these associations mean you are guaranteed confidentiality and the highest professional standards. 

I also keep up to date with the latest developments in the translation industry and complete a minimum of 30 hours CPD per year.

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I am a specialist academic translator.

I have been translating research texts from French to English for academics in the human and social sciences for the past 7 years. I began in 2013 with a seven-month collaboration, translating and revising research articles in a wide range of HASS subjects for publication on Cairn.info. To date, I have translated, revised or proofedited nearly 2.5 million words for publication or presentation in the academic domain, including book chapters, research proposals, conference papers and around 250 journal articles. 

Dr Clare Ferguson (Chartered Linguist) BA (Hons) MA (Dist) PhD

Academic translator specialised in the human and social sciences

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