Working languages:
French to English

Light after darkness

Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
Local time: 02:12 CEST (GMT+2)

Native in: English Native in English
Account type Freelancer
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Subtitling, Project management
Specializes in:
Business/Commerce (general)Economics
Mining & Minerals / GemsHistory
Marketing / Market Research
French to English - Rates: 0.25 - 0.30 CHF per word
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 1
Experience Years of translation experience: 18. Registered at Jan 2010. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials N/A
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint
Recently settled in Geneva after 12 years working in language publishing in Paris, I am now a free-lance French to English translator and writer.

I am bilingual French-English, born and educated in Cambridge, England. I studied French and History at London University including a year studying translation skills and techniques at the British Insitute in Paris. I also hold a Masters in Marketing and Sales from the Centre National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM) in Paris.

I have worked free-lance with a number of clients including Editions Télémaque in Paris for whom I translated two books: Darshan, Voyage dans les bras d'une Amma by Jan Kounen in 2007 and Archives secrètes Boucheron by Vincent Meylan in 2010. I have also worked with a number of marketing agencies in France and Switzerland translating communication tools such as websites, catalogues, brochures and presentations.

I believe the Geneva city motto 'Post Tenebras Lux' (Light after darkness) is very appropriate to describe the translation process. A text which at first is unintelligible becomes clear after translation. For me, a good translator is somebody who writes as clearly as possible in his own native language.
Keywords: british english, communication, marketing, commercial, business, history, gemology, jewellery, literature

Profile last updated
Jan 21, 2010

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