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Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS
I am an English
mother-tongue translator working from French and Spanish. I have been translating full-time since October 2010.
After graduating with a First
class degree in French and Spanish from the University of Leeds in 2005, I
worked in the charity sector for 2 years before (and whilst) completing an MA
in Applied Translation Studies in 2006-2007.
Immediately after my MA, I
completed a translation internship at the UN in Vienna. I then embarked upon a
successful career as a project manager for a UK-based language services
company. Over three years, this role enabled me to enhance my technical skills
and industry knowledge, and I also completed 3 months as a full-time in-house
French to English translator.
In addition to building a
solid client base of agencies and direct clients, I have enjoyed translating
for not-for-profit organisations Kiva and Médecins du Monde, and the online
current affairs magazine www.cafebabel.com.
In the eight years since
becoming a freelance translator in 2010, I have translated a wide range of
projects for agencies and direct clients in the following subject areas:
- General administrative
& corporate communications (HR training and policy documents, health and
safety, internal and external newsletters, annual reports, etc.) - General medical &
pharmaceutical - Market research
questionnaires and responses (including pharmaceutical market research,
customer and employee satisfaction surveys) - Tourism, culture & arts
(hotel and self-catering descriptions, regional travel guides) - International development
(healthcare, child and maternal health, infectious diseases, harm reduction,
water and sanitation projects) and environment issues (company CSR policies and
reports) - Health and nutrition
(product descriptions, company marketing material) - Semi-technical (marketing
texts and user guides for high-end audio equipment, software documentation and
strings for a cloud storage/data recovery/data sharing company, patient
software strings, medical imaging engineer notes)
My standard rate for
French/Spanish to English is £80/k words, and I can offer discounts for
projects with repetitions and matches. I can also assist you with your
proofreading and editing requirements at a rate of between £20 and £40 per
hour, and charge a minimum fee of £25 where applicable. Please contact me with
details of your project and to request a quote.