Working languages:
French to English
Arabic to English

Colin Smith
Quality Business & Financial Translation

St Germain de la Rivière, Aquitaine, France
Local time: 17:21 CET (GMT+1)

Native in: English 
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Account type Freelancer and outsourcer
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Voiceover (dubbing), Training, Project management
Specializes in:
AccountingBusiness/Commerce (general)
Finance (general)Investment / Securities
Law: Contract(s)Law (general)
Photography/Imaging (& Graphic Arts)Law: Taxation & Customs
Transport / Transportation / Shipping

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 48, Questions answered: 39, Questions asked: 50
Project History 9 projects entered    7 positive feedback from outsourcers

Payment methods accepted Send a payment via ProZ*Pay
Currencies accepted Euro (eur), U. S. dollars (usd)
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 2
Translation education Bachelor's degree - Edinburgh University
Experience Years of experience: 17. Registered at Oct 2005. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials Arabic to English (University of Edinburgh)
French to English (University of Edinburgh)
Memberships N/A
Software memoQ, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, SDL Trados Studio 2014, SDL TRADOS, Wordfast
Events and training
Professional practices TRADiNVEST endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
With over 15 years' experience of international commodity trade, business banking & company management, I am well placed to deliver fast and high quality translations from French and Arabic to English.

I specialise primarily in legal contracts and correspondence in the banking, fund management, property and oil and gas sectors.

I also have in-depth technical knowledge of photography (both film and digital) so can translate accurately in this field.

Please click on the Project History tab at the top of the page to see feedback on completed translations.

Recent Translation projects include:

French > English:

- Petroleum Code of Republic of Niger
- Investment fund profiles and prospectuses for a number of French banks
- Exploration & drilling agreement, West Africa
- Insurance contract for Alcatel
- Set of French Barrister's certificates and qualifications
- Summary of Polish investment law
- Full set of legal correspondence for a French 'Contrat d'Emploi' dispute
- Full Independent auditor's report for a French pharmaceutical group

Arabic > English:
- Tender for Government of Qatar
- Womens' and childrens labour regulations, Yemen
- Article on Egypt's legislative elections
- Cooperative translation of the Tunisian government's 2005 '10th Development Plan' (50,000 words)
- Aerospace contract for Yemen Ministry of Defence
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: 52
PRO-level pts: 48

Language (PRO)
French to English48
Top general fields (PRO)
Top specific fields (PRO)
Business/Commerce (general)12
Finance (general)12
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters4
Law: Contract(s)4
Law (general)4
Transport / Transportation / Shipping4
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This user has reported completing projects in the following job categories, language pairs, and fields.

Project History Summary
Total projects9
With client feedback7
100% positive (7 entries)

Job type
Language pairs
French to English7
Arabic to English2
Specialty fields
Law: Contract(s)4
Finance (general)2
Petroleum Eng/Sci2
Law: Taxation & Customs1
Other fields
Environment & Ecology1
Aerospace / Aviation / Space1
Construction / Civil Engineering1
Keywords: Business, finance, investment funds, unit trusts, investment trusts, mutual funds, Funds Commun de Placement, OPCVM, SICAV, banking, oil and gas exploration, annual reports, company accounts, transport, shipping, marketing material

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