Member since Dec '06

Working languages:
French to English
English to French

Nathalie Elson
Chemist and Environmental Engineer

Local time: 04:11 CEST (GMT+2)

Native in: French Native in French, English Native in English
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Training
Specializes in:
Food & DrinkChemistry; Chem Sci/Eng
Engineering (general)Environment & Ecology
Engineering: IndustrialMechanics / Mech Engineering
Science (general)Furniture / Household Appliances

Preferred currency EUR
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 319, Questions answered: 128, Questions asked: 59
Blue Board entries made by this user  8 entries

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Experience Years of experience: 16. Registered at Jun 2006. Became a member: Dec 2006. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials French to English (INSA Toulouse)
English to French (INSA Toulouse)
French to English (Université des Sciences Bordeaux I)
English to French (Université des Sciences Bordeaux I)
Memberships N/A
TeamsJe suis Charlie
Software Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Wordfast
CV/Resume English (PDF)
Events and training
Professional practices Nathalie Elson endorses's Professional Guidelines.
Freelance technical translator: English-French and French-English

NATIVE LANGUAGES : French and English with dual nationality and culture.

Born in England from a French mother and an English father, I was later raised and educated in France.
After finishing university, I worked from 1995 to 2004 in the UK as a process engineer in the water industry. I moved to France in 2005 where I have since been working full time as a freelance technical translator.


10 years experience in the UK of which 8 years as a chemist/process engineer for a British environmental engineering consultancy part of the Suez group and 2 years as a process scientist for Severn Trent Water RD department.


Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Environmental Studies and Environmental Engineering
Health and safety
Food industry, culinary and cookery
Mechanical Engineering
General and Industrial Engineering
Urban security


• Health and safety assessments and requirements for various industries (nuclear, gas and oil, chemical, food, fisheries, transport and packaging).

• Material safety data sheets (SDS/eSDS) in line with ECHA guidance and REACH regulation.

• Technical sections in renewable energy tender documents: hydroelectricity, photovoltaics and biofuels.

• Environmental impact assessments (EIA, ESIA).

• General and technical environmental documents relating to water, wastewater and waste.

• Capacity reviews and plant upgrade documents in the oil and gas industry.

• Publications by the European Forum for Urban Security: “Citizens, cities and videosurveillance”, “GOAL – preventing violence in sport”, “EU street violence” publication and database, “Safer Drinking Scenes”, “Innovative strategies for the prevention of reoffending”, “Use of CCTV”, “Manifesto of Aubervilliers and Saint-Denis”.

• Motor industry: Website updates for a large US manufacturer. Tyre manufacturing manuals, presentations and specifications.

• Brochures for a large player in the mining industry.

• Pest control: pest database and treatment options, training course for pest control technicians.

• Industry: CNC machines, packing, labelling, logistics.

• Instruction and installation manuals for tools, site, office, medical and household equipment (from chemical tanks to filing cabinets, air scrubbers to washing machines, refrigerators to air conditioning units).

• General engineering - Instruction manuals, operating and maintenance manuals. General technical and scientific texts, mechanical engineering technical documents and equipment lists.

• Online training courses, automated helpdesks and voice prompts for IT / Sat Nav systems / games console.

• Surveys.

• Food industry: websites and brochures on cheese, chocolate, delicatessen, sustainable fish and industrial baking.

• Culinary, cookery, gastronomy: translation of menus, recipes, technical and creative ingredient lists.


1995 - DEA Ingénierie du traitement et de l’épuration des eaux - INSA Toulouse
1992-94 - Licence and Maîtrise de Chimie - Université de Bordeaux I
1991 - DEUG Physique-Chimie - Université de Bordeaux I
1989 - One year as a Rotary Exchange Student in Pennsylvania, USA
1988 - Baccalauréat D
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Total pts earned: 339
PRO-level pts: 319

Top languages (PRO)
English to French180
French to English131
Spanish to English4
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Construction / Civil Engineering39
Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng36
Mechanics / Mech Engineering32
Engineering (general)22
Cosmetics, Beauty20
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Keywords: environment, environmental, treatment, water, wastewater, sludge, engineering, EIA, ESIA, process, mechanical, electrical, ica, cookery, food, slang, screenprinting, user manual, operating manual, maintenance manual, mechanical equipment lists, geology, analysis, nuclear, biofuels, health and safety, wave energy, hydroelectricity, wind energy, perfume, household equipment, tools, EFUS, urban security, prevention, automotive, MSDS, eSDS, REACH, ECHA, environnement, traitement, eau, eau potable, effluents domestiques, effluents industriels, boue, déchets, ingénierie, EIE, EIES, procédés, mécanique, électrique, instrumentation, automatisme, sérigraphie, manuel d'utilisation, géologie, analyses, nucléaire, biocarburants, hydroélectricité, éolien, santé et sécurité, parfum, électroménager, outillage, FESU, sécurité urbaine, prévention, automobile, FDS, FDSe, REACH, ECHA, Chevrolet, Cadillac, Michelin, Mazda, Rentokil, Outotec, Brossard, Valmont, Tarkett, Leroy Merlin, Jolivet, Ipsos, Lesaffre, Léa Nature, Jeff de Bruges, Valrhona, Master Lock, Laboratoire Gilbert, Lahmeyer International, Würth, Cummins, Jamie Oliver, Pulsar Process Measurement, Troy,

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