Working languages:
French to English
Indonesian to English

James Blacker
Clear and engaging translations

United Kingdom
Local time: 05:51 GMT (GMT+0)

Native in: English 
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified site user
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, MT post-editing, Copywriting, Transcreation
Specializes in:
International Org/Dev/CoopGovernment / Politics
Law (general)Law: Contract(s)
Marketing / Market ResearchAdvertising / Public Relations
Environment & EcologyAgriculture
Finance (general)Poetry & Literature

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Translation education Master's degree - University of Leeds
Experience Years of experience: 9. Registered at Jan 2012. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials French to English (University of Leeds)
Memberships N/A
TeamsEnvironmental translators
Software Across, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, Wordfast
CV/Resume CV available upon request
Training sessions attended Trainings
I am a French to English translator based in Bristol, UK.

I work on a wide variety of translation projects but I specialise in international development. I also have significant experience in other areas including marketing, legal, financial, environment and ecology.

I am a native English speaker with a profound knowledge of French language and culture gained by living, working, and travelling extensively throughout France.

Working with the latest CAT tools, I can ensure high-quality translations that not only are consistent and accurate, but which are also engaging and read well in the target language.


I have an MA in Applied Translation Studies from the University of Leeds, during which I gained experience of translating various text types including: journalistic, administrative, technical, and literary. I was also trained to use a wide array of translation, localisation, project and terminology management tools.
I also have a BA in French and Russian from the University of Sheffield.


My first taste of professional translation was an in-house position at the offices of the French nuclear power company Areva. Here I translated various confidential documents, but in particular I was there as part of a project to translate training manuals for nuclear power plant operators. Working in Areva offices, I was able to consult senior engineers for clarification and terminology.

My recent freelance projects have included: an NGO report on religious extremism in Cameroon, transcreation of a press release for a major worldwide spirits brand, marketing materials for a luxury chocolate company, a trait introgression agreement for an agricultural research company, a newspaper article about pesticide levels in food, field surveys on farming in Mali, the website of a French multinational telecommunications company.

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Profile last updated
Aug 18

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