Member since Mar '18

Working languages:
English to French
French to English
Italian to French
Flemish to French

Marie-France Ligny

Ballwin, Missouri, United States
Local time: 09:53 CDT (GMT-5)

Native in: French (Variants: Belgian, Moroccan, Standard-France, African, Canadian, Swiss) Native in French
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I am a French native speaker from Belgium. I have always had a passion for languages and started studying first Flemish in middle school, and then added English and German in high school. I spent two years in Italy, where I learnt Italian as well. I have a Bachelor's degree in Education and Foreign Languages and a Master of Arts in French literature.

My relocation in the St Louis area, 12 years ago, has provided me with the possibility to achieve my Master degree, to obtain the American citizenship and to launch my business in 2008.. 

I am currently mainly working as a French contract linguist for the Department of Justice. I acquired experience in verbatim and summary translations, audio summary translations, as well as  consecutive and simultaneous interpreting, editing, proofreading and quality reviewing, from English into French and vice-versa. I am certified as a Language Analyst and a Quality Reviewer by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

I have another passion for animals. I am volunteering at a shelter every Saturday morning. I like to take care of the abandoned cats and to give them some comfort. My favorite place is the zoo. I can spend hours looking at the animals. They just make me happy!

Keywords: French, Italian, English, Flemish translation, consecutive interpreting, simultaneous interpreting, literature, medical, defense, military, medical, general, cinema, religion, philosophy, education, linguistics, science




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May 22



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