A Yorkshire lass born and bred, Amy spent her childhood in a leafy suburb of Leeds. After graduating from Durham University in French, German and Business, she upped sticks and moved to Germany to work for a translation and copywriting company. With enough beer and pretzels under her belt, the lure of London was too great to ignore, and she flew back to Blighty. She proudly joined the Mother Tongue team in 2007. She has now been working in the transcreation industry for over 10 years and hasn’t looked back!

Likes: I love to read anything I can get my hands on (from Jane Austen novels to Vogue to the back of the cereal packet in the morning); I’m learning to play the acoustic guitar (very very slowly but surely); and I’m a bit of a diva at table football (if I do say so myself).

Dislikes: Careless grammar on Facebook, Mondays, wasting food!

Mother tongue: English

Other languages: French (fluent), German (fluent), Mandarin (beginner). Plus I can still decline a surprising amount of Latin verbs!