Welcome to my site!


My name is Sally Bird (Mayhew) and I am a qualified professional translator, working from French to English. I specialise in art history, biography and the voluntary sector. 


I also undertake all sorts of editing and proofreading work, as well as creating content for websites, newsletters and marketing materials.


I live in south west France, and provide a high-quality, efficient service for individuals, charities and businesses throughout the UK and Europe. My clients are always given a fixed price quote and a clear timeframe for delivery of their translation or text. 


Whatever your project, please contact me to get a free quote. My rates vary depending on the size and complexity of the document. 



0033 (0)6 83 84 60 50 or translation@sallybird.fr



'Sally has always shown the highest professionalism in all possible ways.[...] I will definitely contact Sally for further translation projects...'



Translation is a skill that is more than simply knowing two languages well: often there are many 'correct' possible translations, but not all of them will read fluently and beautifully. A poor translation can be misleading and damaging to a reputation or product. I work carefully to produce a text that is accurate but also reads perfectly in English. You can find out more about my qualifications and expertise here and I have references and a full cv available upon request.  



 'Thanks for your extremely efficient and professional response’


‘Un grand grand merci pour la réactivité et la qualité…'  



I have been registered as a freelance worker under the French autoentrepreneur scheme since 2011. I am not a court-appointed translator, so am unable to provide translations of official documents.



Siret no.53264738500022



As a Member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists, I adhere to its Code of Professional Conduct and am committed to a regular programme of Continued Professional Development (CPD) in order to maintain and develop my knowledge, skills and expertise.