About

Wordbox was founded in 2010 by Patrick White. The company is a member of the Franco-British Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

Patrick's first degree is in Linguistics. After graduating and then teaching English in China, he worked for a translation company that specialized in patent translation. He fell into lexicography by chance as he began to do a little freelance lexicography for Larousse, found that he enjoyed it and so took up an offer of a position with them in Edinburgh. After five years of managing French-English, German-English, Spanish-English and Portuguese-English dictionary projects, he moved to become Publishing Manager at Harrap, responsible for their entire bilingual output. This included the acclaimed Unabridged French-English English-French Dictionary of which he was Editor-in-Chief. In 2001 his remit expanded to cover the Chambers reference list and in 2006 he became Managing Director and Publisher of the company, having completed an MBA in that year.

Patrick's languages are French, German, Portuguese, Spanish and Chinese. He is also very interested in the interplay of technology and language, having implemented XML workflow and worked in an XML environment for many years. He is an Associate Member of the ITI.