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French to English: Camellia Detailed field: Agriculture
Source text - French (japonica) Variété à grande fleur blanche teintée de champagne au coeur. Beau feuillage vert sombre légèrement dentelé sur un arbuste compact aux branches un peu retombantes. Fleurit de février jusqu'à mai.
Translation - English (japonica) A hint of champagne tints the hearts of this variety's large white flowers. An attractive dark-green, lightly serrated foliage graces this compact, slightly weeping shrub. Blooms from February to May.
Years of translation experience: 12. Registered at ProZ.com: Aug 2003.
In Ontario, Canada, I attended school in the French immersion system and so grew up in two languages. Work opportunities and personal experience kept French and English in my life, and other languages (Irish Gaelic, Spanish, Japanese and Breton) eventually joined them. Although my University studies were in linguistics and social anthropology, I did not choose to pursue a career in those fields and later attended two colleges of art and design where I studied metalwork and sculpture. I have also worked extensively in nurseries and so have developed a strong interest in and expertise around horticulture.
Language and linguistics, art, horticulture and ecology are my main areas of interest and expertise, and working in translation is a natural extension of my professional and personal experience.