Sheila Regan is a qualified linguist, project manager, trainer and lecturer. She holds a dual honours Bachelor degree in French and German from the University of Manchester and a Master’s in Applied Linguistics from King’s College London. In 2012, she qualified as a PRINCE2® Practitioner for project management and provides consultancy, coaching and training in presenting and networking. She is currently an Academic Associate with the Higher Education Academy, UK. She founded UNIWORKS in 2008.
Richard Webb is a science writer and editor with 12 years' experience in all aspects of technical writing and translation. He was formerly an editor at Nature, the world's leading science journal, and is currently features editor at the magazine New Scientist. He holds a first-class degree in physics from Imperial College London, a PhD in particle physics from the University of Erlangen and a diploma in subediting from the UK National Council for the Training of Journalists.
Leila Mukhida has a degree in French and German, an MA in German Cultural Studies, and is currently completing a doctorate in German Studies at the University of Birmingham, UK. She has worked as a freelance translator and editor for several years and specializes in medical, marketing and academic texts, and has also translated the subtitles for a number of films.
Sarah Pybus studied English Literature and German at the University of Sheffield where she later completed an MA in Translation Studies. She is also a Qualified Member of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI). She worked as an in-house translator in Germany and the UK for over five years before becoming freelance in late 2012. She now specialises in academic texts, media and journalism.
Melanie Segain is a bilingual speaker of German and English. Her first degree was in Social Work and she has recently completed a Master’s in Adult Education at the University of Applied Sciences in Nuremberg, Germany. From 1999 until 2008 she developed and delivered vocational training to help young people find employment. She currently works for Siemens as a Training Quality Manager.
Mark Taplin holds a first-class degree in History and German from Merton College, Oxford. He subsequently completed a Ph.D. in Modern History at the University of St. Andrews, where the focus of his research was early modern Switzerland. Between 1998 and 2011, he was part of the editorial staff of the Scottish Parliament Official Report (‘Hansard’). He currently works as a freelance editor and German-English translator, specializing in academic texts.