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Working languages:
French to English
English to French
Spanish to English
Portuguese to English

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njweatherdon
Au service du développement

Canada

Native in: English Native in English
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Account type Freelancer
Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Post-editing
Expertise
Specializes in:
EconomicsHuman Resources
Government / PoliticsMathematics & Statistics
International Org/Dev/CoopMedical: Health Care
AgricultureChemistry; Chem Sci/Eng
Finance (general)Business/Commerce (general)

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 406, Questions answered: 343, Questions asked: 16
Payment methods accepted Wire transfer, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, PayPal, Interac e-transfer (preferred)
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 2
Experience Years of translation experience: 6. Registered at ProZ.com: Aug 2011. Became a member: Sep 2011.
ProZ.com Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials N/A
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, Cubase, Latex, R, SPSS, STATA, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, Wordfast
Website http://www.parc-msms.org
CV/Resume French (PDF), English (PDF)
Professional practices njweatherdon endorses ProZ.com's Professional Guidelines.
About me
I have a graduate degree in economics from Laval University, Quebec City. At the undergraduate level, I specialized in political science at the University of Toronto, where I also earned a minor in botany, which nowadays involves more genetics and ecosystems biology than naming plants. My formal education includes foundations of a large variety of fields, including the main branches of the natural sciences, mathematics, philosophy and language arts.

I translate and edit to pay the bills and have specific interests in researching challenges relating to supply chain management and logistics for agricultural inputs in developing countries, and more general professional interest in diverse theoretical and practical approaches to development.

When I have free time, I like to keep up to date with some of the main journals in my fields of interest, stay on top of current events via blogs and major news outlets, and read any books I get my hands on that can grow my mind. I like to play violin, guitar, piano and hand drums when the situation arises and at some stage when I have 4-5 weeks and a quiet place, I will iron out and record a few more compositions. I also enjoy hiking in the backwaters of the world and rarely turn down a chance to go for a swim.

As far as translation is concerned, it is certainly work. It is work that rarely fails to stimulate the mind, even if it is not always exciting. This is due to opportunities to learn about the organizations, people, concepts, technologies and issues involved in documents which require translation or editing services.

I am a small operator. I outcompete other small players on quality and the best in the business on price. I guarantee satisfaction with final outputs. Every quoted price is a maximum, not minimum charge. Strong networks take time to build. New clients, of a particular nature, are still sought.
This user has earned KudoZ points by helping other translators with PRO-level terms. Click point total(s) to see term translations provided.

Total pts earned: 454
PRO-level pts: 406


Top languages (PRO)
French to English281
English to French56
Spanish to English50
Portuguese to English19
Top general fields (PRO)
Bus/Financial228
Other62
Science28
Medical27
Tech/Engineering24
Pts in 3 more flds >
Top specific fields (PRO)
Finance (general)138
Business/Commerce (general)52
Economics28
Government / Politics24
Agriculture20
Environment & Ecology16
Mathematics & Statistics16
Pts in 19 more flds >

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Keywords: French, English, Spanish, Portuguese, economics, finance, technical, academic, publication, journals, annual reporting, mathematics, statistics, sciences, biology, chemistry, physics, environment, environmental sciences, philosophy, medical research, political science, political philosophy, political thought, international relations, poverty, gender, agriculture, reports, monitoring & evaluation, working papers, français, anglais, économie, sciences économiques, finances, académique, publier ma recherche, journal scientifique, journal académique, mathématiques, statistiques, sciences, biologie, chimie, physique, environnement, sciences de l'environnement, la philosophie, recherche médicale, sciences politiques, philosophie politique, la pensée politique, relations internationales, ONG, rapport technique, cahier de recherche, document de travail


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Oct 22