Arts, Culture & Tourist Literature
Hello and welcome to Colibri Translations
Colibri Translations is a
French and Italian into
English translation service
based in London and run
by me, Sarah Little.
CIOL no. 45528
I am a native Londoner and aficionado of French and Italian culture with a knack for beautiful, authentic and effective language.
As a professional translator, I am deeply committed to promoting sustainable enterprise and development, as well
as research and scholarship
across the language barrier.
Professionalism & Quality
As a qualified, experienced and recommended professional with a proven track record for high-quality translation and customer service, I have been admitted as a Qualified Member of the ITI (Institute of Translation and Interpreting). I am also an IoLET Affiliate member of the CIOL (Chartered Institute of Linguists) and adhere to both organisations' codes of professional conduct.
Qualifications & Experience
MA Technical and Specialised Translation, (Distinction, University of Westminster, 2006)
BA French and Italian Studies
(First Class, University of Manchester, 2005)
PGCE Secondary Modern Foreign Languages
(University of Cumbria, 2010)
My career in translation began over ten years ago in the role of In-house Subtitler and Translation Project Manager from 2006-2009 at the European Captioning Institute.
After teaching languages for five years in London secondary schools, and spending a summer translating in-house for a leading agency in Parma, I now focus on freelance translating, subtitling and language tuition.
Translation Specialisms & Services
I offer high-quality translations from French and Italian into English, as well as revision and proofreading services. Areas of particular translation expertise and experience include:
I am also an experienced subtitler (3 years in house with ECI; current clients include EIKON and Mediapiu Audioproduzioni) and offer a range of services including English SDH, English translation templates and FR>EN or IT>EN translation subtitles using WINCAPS Q4.
I am a qualified languages teacher (TEFL, PGCE) and offer online and in-person language lessons in English, French and Italian.
If you would like further information or to discuss a project, drop me an email and I will be delighted to help out in any way I can.