Working languages:
English to French
German to French
French to English

Sophie Portolano
Quality first

Le Tholonet, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France
Local time: 00:29 CET (GMT+1)

Native in: French (Variants: Belgian, Standard-France, Swiss) Native in French
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Software localization, Training
Specializes in:
Cooking / CulinaryCosmetics, Beauty
Poetry & LiteratureMedia / Multimedia
MusicNames (personal, company)
Idioms / Maxims / SayingsMedical: Health Care

Payment methods accepted PayPal, Wire transfer, Check
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 4
Translation education Master's degree - FTI - UNIGE, ISIT
Experience Years of translation experience: 10. Registered at Nov 2019. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials German to French (France: ISIT)
French to English (Work experience as a freelancer)
German to English (Universität Wien (Institut für Übersetzen und Dolmetschen))
German to French (Université de Genève)
English to French (Université de Genève)

Memberships N/A
Software Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint
CV/Resume CV available upon request

Born in a French family of world travelers, I developped an aptitude for French by avidly reading every book around through my childhood. And it so happened that there were some English language books around too and so, through luck and hard work, I became fluent in English by the time I was 16. At age 18 I moved to Vienna, Austria and graduated with a BA from the University of Vienna three years later, having completed most of my studies, including two theses, in the German language. I then spent about a year in Saint Petersburg before applying for and being admitted into the MA in Conference Interpreting at ISIT, Paris, then ETI, University of Geneva.

After stuying Interpreting for over 2 years and coming to the conclusion that I did not want to do that for a living, a half year in India brought me to the field of yoga, meditation and Vedic philosophy. I developped my activity as a translator as it accomodates and helps fund my study of the Sanskrit language and the Vedas.

I enjoy working with a wide variety of topics, including specialised and technical ones, due to my training as an interpreter, and I appreciate clear instructions and constructive feedback from my customers.

I provide swift and high quality translations from English or German into French.

Keywords: French, English, German, EU, UN, NGO, international organisations, world affairs, geopolitics, geology, natural resources, climate change, water preservation, psychology, literature, philosophy, nutrition, religions, Vedanta, Ayurveda, healing sciences, meditation, yoga, Hinduism, Sanskrit, India, Austria, biodynamic, agriculture, organic, peasantry, farming, anthroposophy, Steiner, Waldorf, ashrams, monastic

Profile last updated
Nov 30

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