Jonathan Beaton (b. 1988, UK) spent his formative years in the UK and Ireland. He studied Germanic Languages at Trinity College, Dublin and went on to acquire the Cambridge University Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) before moving to Belgium in 2010.
Jonathan studied Fine Arts for a period at the LUCA School of Arts (Experimental Atelier) in Ghent, an experience which has informed his current occupation as a translator of artistic and cultural texts (Dutch to English).
In addition to his work as a translator, Jonathan makes artistic work and co-organises the multimedia poetry event Moving Word, which takes place at OFFoff Art Cinema and Campo Nieuwpoort.