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Helen Spottiswoode
Diploma in Translation  (DipTrans), AITI

Your experienced language partner for
translation from French and Spanish into English

Empowering words with your message


My Services

Translation from

For organisations and individuals wishing to extend their reach by addressing an international English-speaking audience. 



  • Medical & Healthcare

  • Marketing Communications

  • Industry (packaging & manufacturing)

  • Horticulture

Proofreading / Revision

  • Proofreading:  checking the grammar, spelling, punctuation, formatting, consistency and flow of English language texts. 


  • Revision: checking an English translation against the French or Spanish source text for accuracy, consistency and style.

English lessons

For groups or individuals, adults or children, from beginners to proficient speakers.  My bespoke classes are tailored to  your strengths and abilities to make learning English an enjoyable and successful experience.



About me...

I'm Helen Spottiswoode, a qualified, professional translator and English teacher, based near Toulouse. I am a native British English speaker, originally from the south of England, and have been running Indigo English since 2016.


In a previous life I worked in Sales & Marketing for a global packaging company.  Feeling the need for a change, I returned to my academic roots and started a freelance career based on translation, proofreading and teaching English.

I love what I do, and am always eager for new challenges.  I believe that my customer-service focus, flexibility, efficiency and accuracy make me an ideal language services partner for you and your organisation.  If you have a project you would like to discuss, then please get in touch


  • Associate member (AITI) of the Institute of Translation & Interpreting (ITI).

  • Investing in Continuing Professional Development.

  • Member of MET (Mediterranean Editors & Translators)

Institute of Translation and Interpreting Associate Membership
Institute of Translation and Interpreting 50 hrs CDP achieved
Institute of Translation and Interpreting 5 years membership
Mediterranean Editors and Translators website


  • Diploma in Translation (DipTrans) from the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL), UK.

  • ​B.A. First Class Joint Honours Degree in French & Spanish from Cardiff University, UK.

  • TESOL English-teaching diploma (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), UK.

  • Certificate in Marketing Practice, from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), UK.

I Guarantee








Louise, Direct Line Group

“Helen offers a first-class translation service.  She takes time to understand the brief, is flexible to adapt to non-standard requests, manages expectations clearly on what can & can't be done and most importantly delivers to an extremely high standard, on time.”

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