Michelle Deeter
Chinese-English Translator

Michelle Deeter is a freelance translator based in Manchester, England.

She has been translating and interpreting since 2007 and she handles everything from pesticide patents to frozen food packaging. She holds a BA in International Relations from Carleton College (USA) and an MA in Translation and Interpreting from Newcastle University (UK).


  • "Michelle proved herself invaluable when we had a Chinese author in London for events and media interviews. She took part in an event at Asia House, efficiently and skillfully interpreting the questions and the author’s answers for the audience. We were particularly impressed by her ability to add emphasis and entertain the audience – not just translate the answers in a basic way. She then accompanied the author to Leeds for another event, and ensured that everything ran seamlessly. Michelle also translated and recorded a piece by the author for broadcast on BBC Radio 4’s Open Book. This was time-sensitive and she was always available and eager to help when we needed changes made to the transcript. We will be using Michelle for all our Chinese translation and interpretation in the future and would recommend her in a second!"

    Lamorna Elder, Publicist
    Oneworld Publications, London, UK

  • "Michelle was absolutely lovely. Very professional. Would love to use her again. Excellent language skills. Made patient feel at ease."

    Helen Howland, Assistant Practitioner
    Manchester, UK

  • “It is a pleasure to work with Michelle. Thanks.”

    Outsourcer, Pennsylvania, USA