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I am a freelance translator (French-English and Italian-English) and teacher of English as a foreign language. I am a native (British) English speaker and can translate into American English if desired. I have been living in France for two years. I am qualified with an MA in Translation and Interpreting Studies (2013) from University of Manchester and a BA in Modern Languages (2012) from Oxford University.
I am trained in French-English public service interpreting and completed an extended assignment in Italian-English interpreting in the field of leisure and tourism in 2015. My level of French is C1 (Advanced) across all skill areas and I am seeking French-English interpreting work in the Lyon area.
Outside of translating, my domains of professional experience include university teaching, primary education, public service clerical work, a community radio station and a violin repair shop.
I enjoy translating in a variety of fields. My strengths are in marketing, social sciences, academic writing, literary and general translation, as well as translation in my domains of professional experience. I have consistently been commended for my academic writing style. I teach business English and English to students working in scientific and pharmaceutical fields, and I would happily take on translation work in these fields.
Other fields of translation experience include:
Software localisation (using Trados)
Sales administration and Marketing
Linguistics (especially Phonology, Pragmatics and Discourse Stylistics)
Classic French and Italian literature
MA in Translation and Interpreting Studies from the University of Manchester
BA in Modern Languages from Oxford University
A-Level Music (Grade A); ABRSM Grade 8 Singing (Merit) and Violoncello (Distinction)