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)
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)
WHAT PEOPLE SAY: editing
"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