Watson Editorial


Abby Watson is a freelance translator, editor and proofreader based in Andover. Over the years she has worked as an English teacher in Italy, a translator in Luxembourg and an in-house editor in Oxford. It has always been her dream to play with language for a living, preferably somewhere with an excellent supply of coffee and cake.


She set up Watson Editorial in 2013 with the aim of providing high-quality translation and editorial services to businesses and publishers.


  • MA Translation & Professional Language Skills – merit            University of Bath (2013)

  • BA Hons in Multilingual Studies (French, German and Italian) – first Royal Holloway (2011)

  • Study abroad                                                                              University of Pisa and the University of Bourgogne, Dijon (2009–2010)

Professional experience

  • Editor, Pearson (MFL team), 2015–2016 

  • Translation and editing traineeship, European Parliament, 2014–2015

  • Translation and editing traineeship, Council of Europe, 2013

  • English Language Assistant, Walther von der Vogelweide Schule, Italy (2011–2012)



"Editorially, Abby is astute, considerate, an expert linguist with a keen eye for detail. Personally she's a fabulous communicator, caring, thoughtful, full of good humour and a ready smile. When faced with challenges Abby works hard to come up with solutions and to think around the issue."

— Louise Morris, Pearson

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