Joanne Reynolds graduated with an MA (Hons) in Russian and German (first-class honours) from St Andrews University in 2000 and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Technical and Specialised Translation (University of Westminster, 2003). Joanne is an experienced freelance translator working from German, French and Russian into English and has worked continuously as a translator since 2001 after starting her career at the European Parliament. She specialises in the areas of international government, law and human rights, and has translated three published books.