Mrs Nicola Bottrell Hayward MITI

A seasoned language professional, I have worked in the translation industry as a project manager, freelancer, in-house translator and proofreader for over a decade. This experience is backed up by a Masters in Translation, demonstrating my sound knowledge of my German and French source languages and my deftness as a writer in my English mother tongue.
While I love being creative with words, I’m also skilled at quickly understanding new and complex technologies. This is why I am often chosen by clients for both their technical and marketing needs, ensuring a consistent approach and high level of technical accuracy in all their product literature.
I have a special interest in hydrogen technology and fuel cells as well as a strong background in smart homes, renewables and heating systems, having previously provided support to these sectors as an in-house linguist. I have also benefited from industrial training on gas boilers, heat pumps and biomass at the Viessmann Training Academy in Telford.
To keep up to date with the latest developments I regularly read translation journals and trade publications such as HZwei (German magazine for hydrogen and fuel cells), Installer (plumbing, heating systems, renewables) and The Engineer (engineering innovations).

ITI membership category: MITI


German English
ITI Assessed
French English  


  • Advertising
  • Architecture and building
  • Automotive engineering
  • Branding
  • Business
  • Chemical engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Climate change
  • Electrical and electronic engineering
  • Engineering
  • Environment
  • Logistics
  • Machine tools
  • Marketing
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Media
  • Oil and gas industry
  • Plastics and polymers
  • Railways
  • Recycling and renewables
  • Renewable energy
  • Road transport
  • Sustainability
  • Transport
  • Waste management

Associated skills

  • Adaptation
  • Copywriting
  • Editing
  • Proofreading
  • Revising


  • memoQ
  • SDL Trados Studio

CPD achieved within last 6 years