Meet our team – Sally

Business Development Manager Sally Haywood joins us from our recent acquisition of International Translation Resources (ITR). Sally tells us about her experience as a linguist and her passion for languages.

What’s your background?

I’m a linguist with a degree in German and Russian and a Masters in Machine Translation.

What localisation experience do you have?

I have over 20 years’ experience in the localisation industry, ranging from carrying out foreign language DTP to managing complex software projects and working in technical solutions for ITR.

Why did you want to work in the language industry?

Languages have always fascinated me, and I originally wanted the opportunity to keep up with my German and Russian, and working within the translation industry enabled me to do that.

What makes you get out of bed in the morning?

My 3 daughters and my dog!

What are your hobbies outside of work?

When I am not ferrying my daughters to and from their hobbies, I like to play the piano and am involved with the musical side of the local amateur dramatic society. I also sing with Ripon Choral Society.  I love pilates and have been attending classes for about 7 years. I am also the vice chair of governors at our local primary school.

Do you speak any other languages?

I speak German quite well, French and Russian moderately well and a tiny bit of Czech!

If you weren’t a Business Development Manager, what would you love to be doing?

If I hadn’t gone into the language industry I would have loved to have become a midwife.

Who inspires you?

Angela Hewitt, she is a fantastic virtuoso pianist from Canada.


Business Development Manager Sally specialises in translations for technical, software and e-Learning content. With 4 languages and a Masters in Machine Translation under her belt, when she's not working, she plays the piano and sings with her local choir.

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