About Me

Magali Béchade
MA MITI MCIL ACIL CL

I strive to be approachable and offer suitable solutions to answer all your language needs.
Please don’t shy away. Get in touch! I would love to hear from you.

I am a qualified translator and chartered linguist, with a passion for everything language related. I specialise in translation for the creative industries, business and personal documents with certification, but I also practise general translation. My aim is to offer a customised approach based on the specific needs of each client, with a spotless service. Simply put: I care.
"One word at a time, I contribute to promote understanding between people through languages and cultures".

I usually translate from English into French, my native language, but this may vary depending on circumstances.

I graduated and post-graduated in Modern Languages (English and Spanish) and International Business and further specialised with a Post Graduate Degree (French DESS) in International Exchanges before qualifying as a language teacher and later, as a translator.

I settled in England in 2002 after travelling extensively through South America and Europe. I spent over 14 years working in multinational companies, so I understand the challenges faced when employing staff from varied cultural and linguistic backgrounds and the importance of clear communication.

I have worked with children and adults learners of all ages as a former modern languages teacher. I still occasionally teach from time to time and it gives me a real buzz! More recently I have developed a strong interest in training and mentoring work and I look forward to sharing my experience with my peers.

I love reading: novels, fiction, adventure, classics, sociology, or a good old mystery… I might get so sidetracked in the dictionary that I forget what I was looking for in the first place! Being a mum, I also have the perfect alibi to explore the world of children and YA literature. Workwise, I proofread author work and I translate books into French. This is my favourite form of translation, the perfect blend between creativity, languages, reading and writing. I am currently working on the translation of a series of American contemporary romance. Check the “Books” section for details.

I live in a multilingual household with a supportive husband, a lovely boy (way too smart for us!) and our ever-hungry feline friend. I enjoy cooking, baking and sharing meals with friends. I can often be found in the kitchen…not only preparing food but also singing and dancing! I am a big fan of the great outdoors and I love starting my day with a peaceful walk – or with a morning dip in the sea whenever I am very lucky.