Andrew James Wood (MITI)
Director & Translator
Originally from northeast England, Andrew first came to Edinburgh in 1998 to study translation and interpreting at Heriot-Watt University. After completing his degree, which involved periods of study at Karl-Franzens University in Graz (Austria) and Moscow State Linguistics University, he worked as a project manager and translator at Eurotransnet in Glasgow for three years.
He joined Linguatext as an in-house translator and deputy project manager in 2006 and was appointed as a director in January 2017, shortly before the business became an employee-owned company. Together with Rahel, he oversees the company's overall strategy, with a particular emphasis on operational aspects.
He continues to work as a translator and passed the rigorous ITI assessment in June 2021 to become a Qualified Member of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting.
Master of Arts (Honours) in Interpreting and Translation (German and Russian) from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
Areas of Specialisation:
Engineering, marketing, digitalisation, lean production, shooting sports, training materials, commercial texts, scientific and academic reports and documentation, SEO
Hobbies and interests:
When not translating, Andrew loves to spend time in the kitchen exploring different cultures through food and drink. He is also a keen singer and plays the Northumbrian smallpipes.