Member since Sep '17

Working languages:
French to English
English to French

Melanie Kathan
French->English Translator and Editor

Local time: 10:05 CEST (GMT+2)

Native in: English Native in English
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Feb 1 (posted via  Just finished editing a French>English translation of website material for a global brand! ...more »
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Software localization, Voiceover (dubbing), Subtitling, Transcription, Training, Copywriting
Specializes in:
General / Conversation / Greetings / LettersTourism & Travel
MusicIdioms / Maxims / Sayings
Poetry & LiteratureHistory
Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVsGames / Video Games / Gaming / Casino
Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.Science (general)

KudoZ activity (PRO) Questions answered: 3
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 1
Experience Years of translation experience: 3. Registered at Jun 2010. Became a member: Sep 2017. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials French to English (US: Masters of French Studies from UW-Madison)
English to French (US: Masters of French Studies from UW-Madison)
Memberships N/A
Software N/A
Professional practices Melanie Kathan endorses's Professional Guidelines.
My working languages:


My specializations:

General conversation, professional communication, literature, travel, arts and culture, media, education, cooking, food and drink  Services I offer:

-Translation of website text, academic articles, manuals, press releases, meetings, and more.
-Editing and/or proofreading of your texts written in English (for both native English speakers or non-native English speakers.)
-Interpretation, voice-over, subtitling, transcription, copywriting

My experience:

As an American with a Masters degree in French Studies who has been living in France for the past four years, I am equally at ease in both French and English. My work as a French and English teacher has given me a unique insight into both languages, their similarities and differences, and the importance of nuance when moving from one to the other.

Recent translation projects:
Translation of menu from French to English
Translation of subtitles for a documentary on historical martial arts from French to English
Translation of an academic article on the history of science from French to English

Relevant work experiences:
2017-current Freelance English teacher, editor, and translator in Avignon, France
2015-17 Lecturer in English at the University of Avignon in Avignon, France
2014-15 Freelance editing consultant, and translator in Madison, WI, USA
2011-12 Captioning assistant for Captel in Madison, WI, USA
2010-15 Freelance French tutor in Madison, WI, USA
2009-10 English teaching assistant at the Ecole Primaire Jean Jaures in Bordeaux, France
2006-09 French tutor at Lawrence University in Appleton, WI, USA

My education:
2012-14 Professional French Masters Degree, concentration in Arts, Media, and Cultural Production
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Graduated with honors

2005-09 Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and French Studies, minor in music
Lawrence University
Graduated with honors
Keywords: french, subtitles, copywriting, editing, translation, proofreading, interpretation, transcription, art, literature, music, science, history, conversation, education, communication

Profile last updated
May 10

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