Helen Oclee-Brown

Session speaker

Helen Oclee-Brown MITI is a commercial translator who works from French and Spanish into her native British English. A career-long linguist, she previously worked in-house for translation and marketing companies before going freelance in 2009. When not translating, she’s invariably glued to whatever match, game or race she can find.

My Sessions

Sticky wickets: the perils of translating sports metaphors


Skilful writers can use metaphors to conjure up vivid images, simplify complicated topics and even make boring subjects exciting. So it’s always good to have some in your corner. But sports metaphors do something special: they tap into the excitement of competition and the heightened sense of reality that it creates. These expressions are now […]