Michelle Deeter
Chinese-English Translator


  • Translated +172,000 words from Chinese into English, main topics including trade and agriculture
  • Translated +20,000 words from English into Chinese, main topics including climate change
  • Added 200 new Chinese entries to the multilingual terminological database
  • Gave lectures to aspiring translators about working at the Commission in May 2016 and June 2016

Interpretation Experience

  • Consecutive interpretation for writer A Yi at two literary events hosted by Leeds University, May 2015
  • Consecutive interpretation and sight translation for Manchester Asylum and Immigration Tribunal, Manchester Magistrate’s Court, and Manchester Crown Court, July 2014 to present
  • Intern simultaneous interpreter for UNIDO at the United Nations Vienna Office, June 2013
  • Consecutive interpretation through British Council at Durham Literary Festival, March 2013
  • Simultaneous interpretation for Xi’an University to establish Confucius Institute, June 2013
  • Consecutive interpretation for British tour guide and Chinese visitors at Alnwick Castle, July 2013
  • Consecutive interpretation for “China Inside Out,” a literary event about Chinese non-mainstream fiction, March 2012
  • Other clients include: Newcastle University, Harrogate Ladies’ College, Iris Law Firm, Language Empire, and Expert Language Solutions.

Translation Experience

  • Translated patent abstracts for WIPO, Geneva, Switzerland, +25000 words
  • Translated Paper Tiger, non-fiction by Xu Zhiyuan, co-translation with Nicky Harman, +70,0000 words
  • Translated opinion news articles for Watching America, USA, +76000 words
  • Translated contracts and promotional material for Wedar Nutraceuticals, Taiwan, +17000 words
  • Translated, edited comments for chinadialogue, United Kingdom, +10000 words
  • Translated technical document for Bundesdruckerei, Germany, +10000 words
  • Translated tweets for business moguls including Jack Ma, Zhou Hongyi, and Lei Jun, +20000 words
  • Translated internal business documents for DuPont, USA, +30000 words
  • Translated short stories for China Fiction Club, +8000 words
  • Translated Beijing Beijing, fiction novel by Feng Tang, +150000 words
  • Previous clients include GM, Xiaomi, General Mills, Lenovo, Enactus, and Costco Wholesale.


  • MA in Translation and Interpreting, Newcastle University, UK
  • BA in International Relations, Carleton College, USA


  • Member of Chartered Institute of Linguists, February 2014 to present
  • HSK (Chinese Proficiency Test) Advanced Level, April 2011
  • Trados translation software certificate