Working languages:
French to English

Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Unique skills-knowledge combination

Local time: 10:18 CEST (GMT+2)

Native in: English Native in English
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About me
As an experienced translator with more than 20 years' experience, I work exclusively from French into English (UK). The translations I provide for my clients do not read like translations, but like originals. Why? Simply because I accept jobs in fields of which I have professional experience and/or in which I have a university qualification, often both.

University educated to degree-level in the UK and in France, I have expertise in the fields of law, biology, neuroscience and psychology. More recently I have extended that knowledge to include the field of terrorism and counter-terrorism.


• Legal: private law, public law, civil litigation, insurance, personal injury, professional indemnity, courts, police
• Insurance: claims, litigation, policies, survey reports, in-house insurance company technical documents & reports
• Psychology, psychiatry: psychological/psychiatric reports, academic articles, clinical, cognitive, experimental, developmental, social, psychoanalysis, neuropsychology, brain imagery
• Neuroscience & Cognition: senses, sensory modalities (CNS/PNS), memory, addiction, depression, anxiety, fear, PTSD, ASD, biological psychology, neurophysiology, neurobiology
• Current affairs, politics: security, terrorism, counter-terrorism, radicalisation, deradicalisation, articles
• Nautical: ocean races, competitions, shipyards, architects, surveyors, intellectual property, meteorology, chandlery/gear manuals, surveyors' reports
• Maritime: P & I claims, cargo, personal injury, insurance, surveyors & lawyers


• Certificate in Terrorism Studies, HANDA Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, University of St Andrews, Scotland, 2016-2017
• Masters de Psychology (Tours), 2015 – underway (majoring in Clinical and Neuropsychology)
• Licence de Psychologie (Tours)
• Masters Recherche Biologie et Neurosciences (Tours)
• DU Autisme et troubles apparentés (Tours)
• LLB (hons) Degree in Law (Oxford)
• BA (hons) Degree in Law, French language and Contemporary Studies, (Oxford)


• Civil litigation assistant, Solicitors, Bristol
• Claims Assistant, P & I Insurance Shipping Mutual, London
• Legal Assistant (ethics, discipline), Accountancy Statutory Professional Body, London
• Clinical psychology internships (adult/child/teen psychiatry, genetic consultation)
• INSERM research placement/internship, brain imagery unit of an autism research team
• TOEFL to management in businesses (individual and groups)
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Total pts earned: 6908
PRO-level pts: 5373

Top languages (PRO)
French to English4419
English to French882
English to French16
Spanish to English8
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Top specific fields (PRO)
Law (general)432
Ships, Sailing, Maritime182
Law: Contract(s)172
Finance (general)151
Business/Commerce (general)146
Education / Pedagogy130
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Keywords: legal, psychology, neuroscience, nautical, maritime

Profile last updated
Oct 4

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