"It is always a great pleasure to work with Peter: he responds quickly, is very efficient and provides high quality, turn-key texts that need no further modifications. Peter is on the top of my list of editors whenever I need an English text proofread or edited by a true professional."
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NiceTranslation - Arina Callens-Evtikhova
§ A news reporter with seven year's experience published at local, national and international levels.
§ A sub-editor with a good knowledge of Quark and general layout skills.
§ Three year's experience editing...
*Proof-reading, sub-editing and editing*
For five years I worked on a national newspaper carrying out all these tasks as part of my job as assistant editor. I am quick to catch inconsistencies and to make sure an article is as concise and clear as possible. (If not, who will read it?)
*French to English translation*
Unless legal or scientific accuracy is needed, my focus when translating is always on the reader, not the original material. Some translations from French can sound like poetic robots, I prefer that they flow as if written directly in English.
*News reporting and research*
At heart I'm a reporter. I enjoy being in on the action, asking the questions and explaining to people what is going on. Most recently I had an exclusive interview with a Burmese election candidate discussing voting fraud, intimidation and the hopes for democracy in the country. You can see it in my portfolio.
As well as hard news and politics I have experience writing travel and other features and keep a travel blog as a hobby. (If only someone would pay me to do that...)
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The Dorset Echo
Junior Reporter - Senior Reporter
2004 - 2006
I cut my teeth on the daily Dorset Echo, experiencing the mixture of the bizarre, sad, shocking and mundane stories that make up local life and news. After 18 months on the paper, under a demanding...