Member since Jun '06

Working languages:
French to English
English (monolingual)

Suzie Withers
Bringing messages to life - in English

Southampton, England, United Kingdom
Local time: 14:58 GMT (GMT+0)

Native in: English (Variant: British) Native in English
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Highly qualified French to English Translator (native British English speaker) with previous experience in multiple industries. My aim is to help clients to cross language and cultural boundaries and get their message across to an English-speaking audience on paper or online, whilst retaining the intent, tone and register of the original French.

Here's what my clients say:

"Exceeded expectations"
"Excellent translation"
"Handled very well"
"I just wish we received more French translation jobs so that we could work with you more regularly!"
"Consistently excellent"  


• BA (Hons) French with Applied Computing (First) - King's College London

• Diploma in Translation (FR>EN) - Chartered Institute of Linguists


• 20 years as an IT programmer, systems and business analyst

• Experience in multiple industries

• Mid-range enterprise business systems – IBM iSeries, relational databases, high volumes of data

• Finance – unit-linked pensions, life assurance, investments

• Insurance – underwriting, policy administration and claims

• Paper manufacturing – shop floor automation, reel handling, labelling, stencilling

• Air traffic control – European standards for aircraft separation

• Pipework engineering – steel pipework and components for industrial applications


• Strong written communication

• Ability to adapt writing style to convey messages in different styles and to different audiences

• Meticulous attention to detail

• Passionate and fully qualified linguist

• Highly IT literate

Some of my recent projects:

• Translation of an internal procedures document for a human rights organisation

• Translation of a veterinary practice website

• Proofreading a training module for construction health and safety

• Translation of web articles for French NGO

• Translation, revision and proofreading of YouTube videos for a popular bilingual channel 

My rates are negotiable and dependent on the subject matter of the translation.

This user has earned KudoZ points by helping other translators with PRO-level terms. Click point total(s) to see term translations provided.

Total pts earned: 165
PRO-level pts: 132

Top languages (PRO)
French to English113
English to French19
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Construction / Civil Engineering19
Medical (general)12
Aerospace / Aviation / Space8
Real Estate8
IT (Information Technology)4
Games / Video Games / Gaming / Casino4
Investment / Securities4
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Keywords: IT, technology, literature, hardware, software, engineering, paper manufacturing, general, internet, food and drink, culinary, computer, finance, insurance, french, culture, photography, fitness, art, crafts, business analysis, systems analysis

Profile last updated
Jan 15

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