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Highly qualified French to English Translator (native British English speaker) with previous experience in multiple industries. My current 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.
• 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 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.