Magali Béchade MA MITI MCIL ACIL CL
I am a professional translator with a passion for everything language-related. My aim is to offer a reliable and professional service to all my clients. I implement a customised approach, based on the specific needs of each individual. I try my best to be helpful and approachable so please don't be shy and get in touch. I would love to hear from you.
My native language is French. I graduated and post-graduated in Modern Languages (English and Spanish) and international business before qualifying as a language teacher and later as a translator. Most of my workplace experience lies in international marketing, office management, document administration, corporate communication and more recently translation.
I am passionate about writing and story-telling, particularly with children. As an enthusiastic reader I am regularly lost in books – literary fiction, novels and children’s literature (which naturally comes with being a mother). This has brought me to step into the artful world of literary translation, which I find is the perfect combination between languages, reading and writing.
I settled in England in 2002 after travelling extensively through South America and Europe. I currently live in a happy multilingual household with a supportive husband, a lively six-year-old son and an over-affectionate cat. In my free time, I can be found baking, cooking and sharing meals with friends and family. Outside the kitchen, I enjoy being outdoors, socialising with friends, swimming, dancing and going to the theatre.