Member since Aug '06

Working languages:
French to English

Melissa McMahon
Intelligent translation

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Local time: 21:35 AEDT (GMT+11)

Native in: English Native in English
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I specialise in legal and business texts, cookbooks and academic texts in the humanities. Get in touch to talk about your project!
Account type Freelancer, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Website localization, Subtitling, MT post-editing, Desktop publishing
Specializes in:
Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.Business/Commerce (general)
Law (general)Cinema, Film, TV, Drama
Cooking / CulinaryPhilosophy

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 673, Questions answered: 430, Questions asked: 70
Payment methods accepted PayPal, Wire transfer
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 3
Translation education Bachelor's degree - University of Sydney
Experience Years of translation experience: 18. Registered at Aug 2006. Became a member: Aug 2006. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials French to English (National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters, verified)
Memberships NAATI, AUSIT
Software Indesign, MemoQ, Microsoft Office Pro, Wordfast
CV/Resume English (PDF)
Training sessions attended Getting your prices right [download]
Personal branding: online CVs [download]
Professional practices Melissa McMahon endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
About me
Hello & Bonjour!

I am a professionally accredited translator working from French into my native English, based in Sydney, Australia, with years of experience in a variety of subject areas, including:
- theoretical (scholarly articles)
- legal (contracts)
- commercial (trade non-fiction such as cookbooks)
- artistic (film texts)

I have tertiary qualifications (BA) in French and linguistics, and a doctorate in philosophy. I have also lived and studied in France for lengthy periods, with regular visits in between.

My research and technical skills are excellent: I am proficient in handling various kinds of files and have a good grasp of the general principles of editing and layout.

Sydney is around 8 hours ahead of many parts of Europe, and even further ahead of locations in the US. This can be an advantage for work that needs to be ready "overnight" or shortly after a weekend.

I'm happy to negotiate rates taking volume and technical difficulty into account and provide samples of work in particular areas.

Hope to hear from you soon!

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: 816
PRO-level pts: 673

Language (PRO)
French to English673
Top general fields (PRO)
Social Sciences118
Pts in 4 more flds >
Top specific fields (PRO)
Education / Pedagogy56
Business/Commerce (general)56
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters44
Cooking / Culinary35
Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.24
Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting23
Pts in 46 more flds >

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This user has reported completing projects in the following job categories, language pairs, and fields.

Project History Summary
Total projects96
With client feedback32
100% positive (32 entries)

Job type
Language pairs
French to English88
Specialty fields
Cooking / Culinary22
Business/Commerce (general)14
Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting10
Law: Contract(s)8
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters7
Marketing / Market Research6
Cinema, Film, TV, Drama6
Law (general)6
Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.3
Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs2
Real Estate2
Other fields
Poetry & Literature9
Government / Politics8
Mining & Minerals / Gems8
Textiles / Clothing / Fashion5
Energy / Power Generation3
Tourism & Travel3
Cosmetics, Beauty2
Media / Multimedia2
Internet, e-Commerce2
Automotive / Cars & Trucks2
Education / Pedagogy2
Law: Taxation & Customs2
International Org/Dev/Coop2
Engineering: Industrial2
Advertising / Public Relations1
IT (Information Technology)1
Law: Patents, Trademarks, Copyright1
Mechanics / Mech Engineering1
Mathematics & Statistics1
Medical: Health Care1
Transport / Transportation / Shipping1
Environment & Ecology1
Human Resources1
Games / Video Games / Gaming / Casino1
Keywords: Sydney, translator, French, to, English, law, business, philosophy, food

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Jul 14, 2016

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