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  • Welcome to Lyle Translations

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    Pleased to meet you! If you’re looking for an accurate, timely translation with natural flair, you’ve come to the right place.

    My name is Mitzi Lyle, and I am a qualified translator (I passed the Institute of Linguists Diploma in Translation in 2005). I have several years of professional experience under my belt, working as a freelance translator and proofreader for a number of satisfied clients and agencies around the world. I am of British nationality and have lived, studied and worked in France and England. I will be happy to supply references from satisfied customers on request.

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    About Me

    I am a qualified, experienced professional translator. I am based in the UK and English is my native language. I have also spent time living in France, where I completed several years of my secondary education. I therefore have an instinctive feel for both English and French, as well as the high standard of writing you would expect from a professional. Thanks to my relatively low overheads, I am able to offer this translation service at a very reasonable price.

    Expertise and experience

    After graduating from the University of Sussex, I worked in the publishing and media industries, including several years as a subtitler working on programmes for the BBC. Translation had always appealed to me, so after passing the Institute of Linguists Diploma in Translation at City University, I became a full-time freelance translator.

    My main areas of expertise include marketing, IT, tourism, arts and culture. Recent jobs include translating Microsoft Office guides for a French software publisher, text for Paris Town Hall’s website, and a white paper on records management for the International Records Management Trust. I am also available to translate more general business correspondence, letters, CVs etc.

    Why choose Lyle Translations?

    I believe that a successful translation is not only grammatically accurate and conveys the full meaning of the original text, but also sounds natural and is a pleasure to read. I therefore take care over style as well as accuracy.

    Providing a high standard of customer service is important to me. If you choose me for your project, I will always be easily contactable by phone and e-mail, and will be happy to answer any queries you may have at any point.

    I always take care to maintain customer confidentiality and protect personal information.

    A meeting of minds…

    The key to a great translation!

    Services and pricing


    My translations are priced per source text word – this means per French word in the text you need translating into English.
    I do not publish rates online for confidentiality reasons. However,

    I am able to offer very competitive rates due to my low overheads. Please contact me for current prices.

    Regarding delivery, I would generally allow one working day per 2,500 words.

    Please feel free to contact me for more details and/or to arrange a personal quote.


    My proofreading rates are generally 50% of my translation rates.


    For audio/video transcription, I charge per hour worked, again at competitive rates.

    Contact me

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    Do not hesitate to contact me for a quality translation that will give you a real competitive advantage! I will be happy to discuss your translation and proofreading needs, and provide you with a no-obligation quote.

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