Member since Jan '08

Working languages:
French to English
English (monolingual)

Chris Hall
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United Kingdom
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Native in: English (Variants: UK, British) Native in English
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Account type Freelancer
Affiliations Blue Board: Chris Hall
Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Transcription
Specializes in:
Electronics / Elect EngGeneral / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
Medical (general)Medical: Instruments
Finance (general)Business/Commerce (general)
Sports / Fitness / RecreationCertificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs
Law: Contract(s)Law (general)

Volunteer translations

Volunteer professional humanitarian translation services-

Translators without Borders

Words translated: 321,323
Preferred currency GBP
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 1179, Questions answered: 931, Questions asked: 106
Project History 1 projects entered

Payment methods accepted Skrill, Wire transfer
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 23
Glossaries Football crazy
Translation education Master's degree - University of Leeds
Experience Years of translation experience: 10. Registered at Oct 2005. Became a member: Jan 2008. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials French to English (University of Leeds, verified)
Memberships ITI
TeamsFranglais, but a cut above the rest
Software Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, MemSource Cloud, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, OmegaT, ABBYY PDF Transformer, Powerpoint, Wordfast
Forum posts 38 forum posts
CV/Resume CV available upon request
Conference participation Conferences attended
Professional practices Chris Hall endorses's Professional Guidelines.
About me

French to English volunteer translator
French to English volunteer / pro bono translator for Translators Without Borders (Traducteurs Sans Frontières)


Holder of the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) & the Master of Arts (M.A.) degrees in French Studies and in Applied Translation Studies respectively, both obtained from the University of Leeds
  • Professional services offered: French into English translation (I am, first and foremost, a freelance translator), French into English proofreading and English into English transcription
  • Professional French → English translator since January 2008
  • If you would like to contact me about a potential translation project or for a free no-obligation quote, please send me an e-mail to (primary e-mail address) or (secondary e-mail address).
  • LinkedIn: for business purposes, please feel free to connect with me at: My LinkedIn page.


Following on from a four-year B.A. single honours French degree at the University of Leeds, in which both French-English and English-French translation featured heavily, I started an M.A. in Applied Translation Studies at the University of Leeds from October 2006 until August 2007. The extended translation project from the start of June 2007 until the end of August 2007 consisted of translating two 5,000-word texts subject to prior approval. I chose to translate several chapters from a book about the Algerian War of Independence (Histoire de la guerre algérienne - Sylvie Thénault), as well as an article about the period of French cinema called "La Nouvelle Vague" (The New Wave). A 2,000-word translation commentary for each extended translation had to be submitted along with the final extended translations.

Throughout the year-long intensive M.A. degree, I became trained in the use of leading CAT tools such as SDL Trados, Passolo, Déjà Vu, Star Transit, OmegaT and Wordfast. I am now a confident user of these tools. Before starting out as a freelance translator, I have carried out voluntary translations for organisations such as Cafébabel, PEOI, Global Peacebuilders, Translations for Progress. Upon establishing myself as a professional freelance translator, I have started dedicating some of my spare time to providing translations for Translators without Borders.


  • Minimum translation charge = £30.00 (€40.00)
  • Minimum proofreading charge = £20.00 (€30.00)
  • My standard rates are £0.07 per source word (£70.00 per 1,000 source words).
  • Or alternatively €0.10 per source word (€100.00 per 1,000 source words).

Potential clients/outsourcers/translation agencies: please kindly do NOT ask me for my "BEST RATES". If you are serious about working with me and any possible future collaboration, then kindly offer me a rate of pay commensurate with standard industry rates. Thank you in advance for adhering to this polite request.
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: 1518
PRO-level pts: 1179

Top languages (PRO)
French to English1093
English to French64
German to English22
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Top specific fields (PRO)
Law (general)202
Finance (general)76
Law: Contract(s)70
Business/Commerce (general)62
Construction / Civil Engineering52
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters47
Human Resources35
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This user has reported completing projects in the following job categories, language pairs, and fields.

Project History Summary
Total projects1
With client feedback0
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Language pairs
French to English1
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Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs1
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