Words are my business and I want to make them work for you

If you need

translation or revision from Spanish into UK English for the academic, education, wildlife and environment, and travel and leisure (tourism, hospitality, hotel & accommodation) sectors

localisation of US English into UK English

revision or editing of an academic research paper, article for publication or a conference presentation (I can provide this service for university clients in the fields of humanities and social sciences)

then please get in touch.

My experience

My name is Nikki Graham and I am a British national based on the south coast of the UK. I’ve been working full-time as a freelance Spanish-to-English translator and reviser since September 1999.

I offer translation and revision services from Spanish into UK English, editing of documents written in or translated into English and localisation from US to UK English.

I am a qualified member of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (MITI) having passed the ITI exam in the subject of leisure and tourism. As a member, I adhere to the ITI code of professional conduct and business practices.

As part of my ITI membership, I have also joined the ITI Spanish Network, the ITI Wessex Regional Group and the ITI MAT (Media, Arts and Tourism) Network. All three organise CPD events that I try to attend as often as possible.

Another association I am a member of is MET (Mediterranean Editors and Translators). I have attended a number of conferences and workshops held by these and other organisations.

I am also ISO 17100:2015 Qualified. ‘Qualified’ status means I have met the qualification and experience requirements of ISO 17100:2015. This internationally recognised standard establishes specifications for processes, resources and other aspects to ensure quality translation services.

Unless asked to use a different style, I base my work on the New Oxford Style Manual, as recommended by the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP). I have taken the SfEP introduction to proofreading course.


Blog Posts

Research Papers

Academic Articles

Journal Submissions

Conference Presentations

Localisation of US to UK English

Leisure, Travel, Hospitality & Tourism

Hotels & Accommodation





Why you should pick me

  • Because I’ll make sure you get your message across.
  • Because I care about getting the details right.
  • Because I have satisfied clients who use my services again and again.
  • Because I’m interested in forming long-term relationships with clients based on trust.
  • Because I’ll go that extra mile you may need from your translator, reviser or editor.
  • Because I can respond to feedback and learn from it to become a valuable member of your team.
  • Because I’m a qualified member of the ITI (MITI).
  • Because I believe in continuing professional development.
  • Because if I can’t help you, I’ll try my utmost to find someone who can.
  • Because words are my business and I want to make words work for you.

So why not get in touch with me today. I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.