Katie Kermode

Freelance translator & proofreader // Memory athlete & coach

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Translation work

17 years as a professional linguist, offering:

  • Translation from Dutch, French and German into English
  • Proofreading and editing
Translation software: memoQ, SDL Trados Studio
Prices on request.


I started competing in memory sports in 2008, having first encountered basic memorisation techniques at a young age. Since then I have taken part in competitions in the UK, USA and Austria, as well as appearing on the Chinese TV show "The Brain". I am currently one of the top 20 memory athletes in the world, according to the official IAM world rankings, and hold 4 IAM world records.

I also co-created memorisation & recall software that is now being used for IAM competitions across the world:

Please contact me if you would like any memory coaching - for competition, for fun, for exams, or for business.

I've written an explanation of my card system because I'm often asked about it. Take a look and please let me know if you have any questions!

Records and titles

  • World Record in 5-minute Names (105)
  • World Record in 15-minute Names (224)
  • World Record in 15-minute Words (318)
  • World Record in Memory League Words (50 in 51.31 seconds)
  • MSO Memory Champion 2018
  • MSO Memory Champion 2017
  • UK Memory League Champion 2016
  • UK Memory Champion 2012