My name is Sara Benveniste. I am a linguist with over 20 years of experience in proofreading. I have had various administrator roles over the years with a wide range of companies, mainly in the not-for-profit sector but also in PR and IT. I have always been drawn to charities as I have always wanted to make a difference to others around me and make an impact.
Although I have been a linguist for essentially most of my life, I discovered something new about myself in the past 2 years through my own personal growth to help improve my energy and general wellbeing. I never realised how much I love writing intuitively in my native language, especially about topics I am passionate about, including healthy food and living, positivity, growth mindset, music, mindfulness and self-care.
A linguist by nature, I really enjoy learning foreign languages. I also have experience in translating texts from French and Spanish into my native language (English).
I completed a Postgraduate certificate in Technical/ Specialised Translation (French/ Spanish) from Westminster University (London), after having achieved a 2:1 BA (Hons) Degree in French/ Spanish from Manchester University despite my challenges with moderate hearing loss.
I had some very supportive teachers at school who really helped me to achieve my goals and inspired me to pursue my passion at the time. Even though it was a difficult subject for me to study, I loved the buzz of learning a new foreign language, and I was determined to push through the obstacles somehow and have fun with it too.
I have always loved learning languages ever since I was a child, and so as well as having a natural flair for language and creating inspiring content, I also like to make sure it is grammatically correct. I really enjoy the creative element of it, especially if I am making an impact in someone else’s life.
I pride myself on the high-quality written content I produce, and being professional in everything I do. I write in a compassionate and mindful way especially when I can relate to a particular experience in my own life too. I love to write in a way that enlightens and empowers others to make positive change for themselves too especially if they align with the messages I have written.
The main services I am now offering are the following:
– Writing blogs (in English)
– Proofreading (in English)
– Creative writing (in English)
– Writing e-books (in English)
– Creating new content from any research-based projects (English only, or else French/ Spanish into English)
– Translation from French/ Spanish into English
If there is anything I can help you with, please do get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you.