Born and bred in England, committed tea drinker, extreme apologiser – yet my foreign colleagues would still include me in their conversations complaining about the British.
It helps that I speak fluent German and a smattering of other languages. “You're not like the others” (sorry guys, I know other British linguists exist, we're just slightly hidden and understated like our humour).
My day-to-day work as a chemical translator, writer, and occasional speaker is focused on adapting messages for the British market. I love to travel, and see the world and my homeland from a different perspective.
Otherwise you'll find me in Kent, the Garden of England, with my husband, our two sons, and a growing number of pets.
When not translating or writing I love to cook, I'm a demon reader, podcast junkie, and every so often I like to shake things up a little by doing a sky dive, abseiling off a block of flats, or learning an obscure skill – I don't like being pigeonholed.
And neither should you.
Break the mould, use some of the tips in my book (is it in your basket yet?) and shake up your business. I can't wait to hear about your results!
Where to find Sarah Silva online
Where to buy in print
Small Island Big Business – The Insider's Guide to Success in the British Market
by Sarah Silva
Written by a Brit for non-Brits, this book tackles international marketing, effective export strategies, and provides cultural shortcuts that will save you time and money, and help you grow your business abroad. Get to grips with British behaviour, our love of hidden messages, and how to cope with our cultural oddities. Read the insider's guide to doing business with the Brits.
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