Member since Aug '06

Working languages:
French to English
Russian to English

Susan McDonald
Professional, well-presented & accurate

Local time: 05:59 CET (GMT+1)

Native in: English (Variant: UK) Native in English
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Account type Freelancer, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Transcription
Specializes in:
Advertising / Public RelationsSports / Fitness / Recreation
Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.Management
Internet, e-CommerceGeneral / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
Finance (general)Cinema, Film, TV, Drama
Business/Commerce (general)Law: Taxation & Customs

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 8, Questions answered: 6, Questions asked: 85
Project History 0 projects entered
Glossaries French legal, Russian Financial
Translation education Master's degree - University of St Andrews
Experience Years of translation experience: 10. Registered at Nov 2005. Became a member: Aug 2006. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials French to English (University of St Andrews, United Kingdom)
French to English (Chartered Institute of Linguists)
Russian to English (Universit of St Andrews, United Kingdom)
French to English (Chartered Institute of Linguists)
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, MemSource Cloud, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, MS Excel, MS Word, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, SDLX
CV/Resume CV available upon request
Training sessions attended The Language of Contracts: Reading and Understanding Contracts [download]
Do you know and understand your French insurance terminology? [download]
About me
I have been working as a translator now for over six years, working from French into English and Russian into English. Since qualifying in May 2008, I have translated business and technical texts - from company financial reports to technical specifications for the automotive market - for a number of agency clients all over the world.

Although I am relatively inexperienced in the translation business, I do have many years of experience in working for myself in the following sectors:
  • Arts company - for the past ten years, I have been a director of a Scottish dance company
  • The third sector (I'm a director of a social enterprise support organisation)
  • Tourism - I run a self-catering apartment business in Edinburgh
  • IT Training consultancy (MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Windows, Dragon NaturallySpeaking)
  • International Conference organisation

Throughout my professional career, I have been renowned for my excellent presentation skills, especially in document production. I have developed several websites which you can view here, to give you an indication of my website development and copywriting skills:

Fly Right Dance Company Carduus Partnership Social Enterprise in East Lothian

I am very experienced in producing high-quality work to stringent deadlines - in my social enterprise work, I have been responsible for writing many successful funding and sponsorship proposals. So I am no stranger to the written word and its presentation!
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: 8
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Language (PRO)
French to English8
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Business/Commerce (general)4
Idioms / Maxims / Sayings4

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Keywords: business translator, legal documents, social enterprise, financial documents, software skills, dance, arts, entertainment, tourism, scotland, automotive, cars

Profile last updated
Nov 17, 2017

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