Sally Bird (Mayhew) is a qualified professional translator (DipTrans), working from French to English. She specialises in modern and contemporary art, psychoanalysis and literature. 


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


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Recent projects include the translation of a short story by Xavier Fourtou that is to be published by Fauves Editions (Paris) in November 2020, and a trilogy by the same author that traces the life of his maternal grandfather through the wars of 1870, 1914, and 1939. She has also translated an exhibition catalogue on The History of Congolese Painting, and another one on the work of contemporary French artist Pierre Soulage. See samples of her work, and further details, in her portfolio



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Sally is based in south west France and has been registered as a freelance worker under the French autoentrepreneur scheme since 2011 (siret no.53264738500022).



As a Member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists, she adheres to its Code of Professional Conduct and is committed to a regular programme of Continued Professional Development (CPD) in order to maintain and develop her knowledge, skills and expertise.