Member since Aug '02

Working languages:
French to English
English (monolingual)

Mark Nathan
Marketing, Wine, Environmental

Le Bouscat, Aquitaine, France
Local time: 17:59 CEST (GMT+2)

Native in: English Native in English
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Software localization, Voiceover (dubbing), Subtitling, Training, Sales
Specializes in:
Tourism & TravelWine / Oenology / Viticulture
Law: Patents, Trademarks, CopyrightLaw: Contract(s)
Internet, e-CommerceHistory
Cooking / CulinaryFood & Drink
Environment & EcologyNutrition

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 1895, Questions answered: 1020, Questions asked: 493
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 3
Glossaries Wine tasting
Experience Years of experience: 21. Registered at Aug 2002. Became a member: Aug 2002.
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Software Microsoft Word, Adobe InDesign, Frontpage, Powerpoint, QuarkXPress, SDL TRADOS, Wordfast
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Professional practices Mark Nathan endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
Professional objectives
  • Meet new translation company clients
  • Meet new end/direct clients
  • Screen new clients (risk management)
  • Network with other language professionals
  • Find trusted individuals to outsource work to
  • Get help with terminology and resources
  • Learn more about translation / improve my skills
  • Get help on technical issues / improve my technical skills
  • Learn more about additional services I can provide my clients
  • Stay up to date on what is happening in the language industry
  • Help or teach others with what I have learned over the years
  • Improve my productivity

Food and Gastronomy - previously translator at the Ecole de Cuisine Ritz Escoffier, Paris. Recently translated a book about champagne. Regularly translate a wine club newsletter.

Tourism - have worked for several French departmental tourist offices, and translated part of a guide book for Paris.

Marketing - have translated marketing material for two food companies exporting to the UK.

Health and Medical - an area of great personal interest, recently translated an 11,000 word document about a new drug in breast cancer treatment. Also translated a book about the health benefits of eating fresh bee pollen.

Environmental - completed the first part of a master's degree in environmental decision making. Recently translated a large site about current research into alternative sources of energy.

Children's books - I have greatly enjoyed translating French children's books into English for my son and hope to find an opportunity to do this professionally.

Having studied physics and philosophy at university I had a restaurant for ten years in London. In 1999 I sold everything and moved to France, between Bordeaux and Toulouse, where I have been living ever since with my partner and son. I have worked as a translator full-time since 2004, mainly for agencies.

We moved to Bordeaux in February 2009.
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Total pts earned: 2495
PRO-level pts: 1895

Top languages (PRO)
French to English1115
English to French39
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Cooking / Culinary196
Law: Contract(s)123
Wine / Oenology / Viticulture115
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters100
Poetry & Literature96
Business/Commerce (general)89
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Wine / Oenology / Viticulture1
Finance (general)1
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Keywords: food, gastronomy, tourism, medical, beekeeping, bees, health, gastronomie, touristique, médicale, santé, apiculture, environment, environnement, diet, regime, wine, vin, champagne, apiculture, abeilles, statuts, company articles, bee pollen, vitamins, supplements, nutrition, alimentaire, complément alimentaire, marketing, annual report, rapport annuel, renewable energy, énergies renouvelables, solar energy, énergie solaire, vinicole, viticole, vignes, vines, Bordeaux, export, wine tourism

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