Sheila Hardie
Wildlife Translator
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Translations from Catalan, French, German and Spanish into English.

Specialised in natural history translations.

Ornithology, Botany, Ecology, Natural History, Environmental Issues, Gardens, National Parks, Photography, Printing, Art, Wine, Travel, Tourism, Science, Geography, Agriculture, Zoology


Originally from North East Scotland, I have lived in Spain since 1985 and in Barcelona (Catalunya) since 1990.


1985: M.A. Honours in French and German, (2:1 – Upper Second), University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Spent third year of degree course studying at the University of Nice, France. Also studied Fine Art in first year.

1985: Preparatory Certificate in T.E.F.L. (Teaching English as a Foreign Language).

1987: Postgraduate Certificate in Education – modern languages, Thames Polytechnic, London.

E.O.I. (Escola Oficial d’Idiomes de Barcelona) certificates in Spanish and Russian.


Freelance translator and editor with broad experience. Although I have worked with many different types of texts, I am particularly experienced in the fields of natural history (ornithology, botany, zoology), ecology, photography, geography, art and wine.

11 years experience in natural history and educational publishing. Worked on an ornithological encyclopaedia ("Handbook of the Birds of the World") for 9 years and the Catalan natural history encyclopaedia "La Biosfera". Familiar with most aspects of book publishing.

Experienced copy-editor and proof-reader.


MS Office 98 for Macintosh, Adobe Acrobat 5.0, Adobe Photoshop 6.0, Nikon Coolscan 3.1.


Macintosh PowerBook G4 with OS 9.1
HP DeskJet 815 C printer
Iomega Zip CD 650


2000-2500 words depending on the subject matter.

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