The Savvy Linguist has been involved in the language services sector since 2007. We have extensive experience in language teaching, translation, editing, proofreading, copywriting, interpretation and strategic communication; consulting to international and South African clients.
The Savvy Linguist is not a large-scale translation agency; we are a multi-dimensional, human-centric language services company, born out of the desire to help businesses and individuals grow apace with the demands of the modern working world.
At The Savvy Linguist, we place quality and accuracy above all else and your first point of contact is the company director, Melissa Cawthra. Prior to establishing The Savvy Linguist, Melissa spent three years studying and working in Paris and enjoyed a career in international relations. She has, among other things, interpreted at United Nations conferences, worked as an in-house translator and editor, monitored political-economic affairs at the French Consulate in Cape Town, and managed teams of investigative journalists across 21 francophone African countries.
Mellissa is a qualified French < > English translator with 12 years’ translation experience. She specialises in the international development sector. See a comprehensive breakdown of Melissa’s qualifications and professional experience here.
While Melissa is the primary language service provider, The Savvy Linguist employs a small team of expert language practitioners on an ad hoc basis. Once clients have provided a detailed breakdown of their specific needs, projects can be outsourced to the best person for the job, from our pool of highly skilled freelance translators and editors.