Meet our team

 

John McGilley, Managing Director

John translates from French into English.

 

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) in Applied Physics from the University of Essex.

  • Member of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting.

Specialist fields

  • Physics

  • Pharmaceuticals

  • Chemistry

  • Biochemistry and genetics

  • Mechanical engineering

  • Intellectual property

Professional experience

Several years' experience working in the electro-chemical industry. 10 years' experience as managing director at an Essex translation agency specialising in intellectual property. Founded Priory Translations Ltd. in 1999.

 

Rosemary Quinton, Translator

Rosie translates from French and German into English.

 

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) in German (with French subsidiary) from University College London

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Technical and Specialised Translation from the (now) University of Westminster

Specialist fields

  • Pharmaceuticals

  • Chemistry

  • Biochemistry and genetics

  • Intellectual property

Professional experience

In-house translator with multinational chemicals company and several years' experience in the electronics industry. Freelance translator from 1991 before joining Priory Translations Ltd. in 2002.

Anne Hargreaves, Translator

Anne translates from French, Spanish and Portuguese into English.

 

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) CNAA in French and Spanish

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Technical and Specialised Translation from the Polytechnic of Central London (now University of Westminster) in French, Spanish and Portuguese.

  • MSc in Scientific, Technical and Medical Translation and Translation Technology, Imperial College London

  • Member of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting

  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists

  • Chartered Linguist

Specialist fields

  • Mechanical engineering

  • Automotive

  • Environmental and waste management

  • Information technology

Professional experience

In-house translator with the International Division of a major bank, a City reinsurance company and the UK office of a French freight forwarder. Freelance translator before joining Priory Translations Ltd. in 2005.

Charlotte Dittner, Translator

Charlotte translates from German and French into English.

 

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) in Modern European Languages (German and French) from Durham University

  • MA in Translation (German and French) from the University of Surrey.

Specialist fields

  • Intellectual property

  • Substrates and coatings

  • Dentistry

Professional experience

Experience as a translation checker for a UK translation company specialising in intellectual property before joining Priory Translations Ltd. in 2008.

Lesley Rayner, Translator

Lesley translates from German and French into English.

 

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) in German from the University of Leicester

  • MA in International Business/DESS Cadre Européen des Affaires Internationales/Fachzertifikat Internationales Management from De Montfort University, Ecole Supérieure de Commerce and Université de Savoie in Chambéry, France and Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft des Saarlandes in Saarbrücken, Germany

  • Diploma in Translation from the Institute of Linguists Educational Trust (German to English with semi-specialised papers in Business and Science)

  • Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists

Specialist Fields

  • Intellectual Property

  • European policy

Professional Experience

Experience as a translation checker for a UK translation company specialising in Intellectual Property; 12 years' experience in European policy, including a period spent in Brussels, Belgium. Joined Priory Translations in 2013.

Anne Wicks, Translator

Anne translates from German and French into English.

 

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) in French and German from the University of Leicester

  • Diploma in Translation from the Institute of Linguists Educational Trust (French to English with semi-specialised papers in Science and Technology)

Specialist Fields

  • Intellectual Property

  • Chemistry

  • Pharmaceuticals

Professional Experience

Experience as a translation checker for a UK translation company specialising in Intellectual Property. Freelance translator/checker before joining Priory Translations in 2016.

Barbara Astell, Translator

Barbara translates from German into English.

 

Qualifications

  • BA (Joint Hons) in German and English (with French and law subsidiaries) from the National University of Ireland (Galway)

  • MA in Translation (German and French) from the University of Surrey.

Specialist fields

  • Pharmaceuticals

  • Chemistry

  • Biochemistry and genetics

  • Intellectual property

  • Interpreting

Professional experience

In-house translator for large German software company 1996-1998. Experience at an Essex translation agency specialising in intellectual property 1998-1999 before co-founding Priory Translations Ltd. in 1999. Several years' experience as a business interpreter for local businesses and at international trade fairs.

Emma Broxholme, Translator

Emma translates from French and Spanish into English.

 

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) in French and Spanish Studies from Lancaster University

  • MA in Translation Studies (French and Spanish) from the University of Portsmouth

  • Associate member of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting

Professional experience

Experience as a language assistant and as a language teacher. Joined Priory Translations in 2016.

Geraldine Pearce, Administration Assistant/Trainee Translator

Geraldine translates from French and German into English.

 

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) Modern Languages (French and German) from the University of Essex.

Experience

Experience in administration working as a receptionist for a construction company. Joined Priory Translations in 2018.

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Colchester
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CO1 1EG

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