EXPERT FRENCH TRANSLATION
Are you a private individual who needs to have an official document - e.g. birth certificate, degree - translated?
Are you an academic or author who needs to have a literary text translated?
I'm Amandine Lepers-Thornton, the Franco-British translator behind Amend in Style Translations.
Originally from Lille in Northern France, I first came to the UK in 2002 to study English as an ERASMUS student. I then moved back to France to complete my Bachelors degree, living in Lille and working in Paris until 2003, when I moved to Leeds to work as a French tutor and interpreter. In 2005, I moved to Edinburgh to start my Masters in translation studies. My professional journey as a freelance translator started in 2007, when I set up Amend in Style Translations. After a decade in Scotland, I came to live in Oxford in 2014.
My extensive professional experience as a French linguist includes varied translation and interpreting work, as well as 20 years of teaching at prestigious institutions like Fettes College, the University of Edinburgh and, more recently, Oxford colleges - e.g. Somerville College and St Anne's College.
In 2021, my passion for plants (I'm a keen allotmenteer) led me to study the RHS Level 2 in Practical Horticulture at Abingdon & Witney College, which I loved so much that I decided to leave academia and start working in horticulture. I've been a part-time gardener (2 days a week) at St Hilda's College since July 2022. This industry experience is an important step of my long-term plan to add horticultural translation to my fields of expertise.
Why trust me with your translation?
experienced professional linguist
translator (20 years in France, 20 years in the UK)
French language teacher lecturer (2005-2021)
part-time professional gardener at St Hilda's College (since 2022)
translations delivered, as many happy clients
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
That is brilliant. I can't thank you enough for such a lovely translation and done with such speed.
I'm very grateful.
— Professor of English,