Member since Apr '06

Working languages:
French to English
Spanish to English

Philippa Smith
29 years turning out perfect English

Local time: 05:40 CEST (GMT+2)

Native in: English (Variant: British) Native in English
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Feb 22, 2020 (posted via  Finishing the last articles for the FR-EN translation of a fascinating book on perfume. Proofing the English translations of the website of an NGO working in microfinance. ...more »
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I have spent twenty-nine years turning all sorts of French texts into very readable, very smooth English.

I can tackle a wide range of subjects, and specialise in the following areas: sociology, philosophy, the humanitarian sector, editorial, governance, tourism, literature and poetry, football, popular culture, art and fashion, beauty and cosmetics, food, third sector, public and press relations and general business (sales, marketing, distribution, advertising, etc.). I can also translate and edit Spanish texts that fall into these areas.

What I aim for when I translate is perfection: translations that do not sound like translations. A great deal of careful interpretation and rewriting therefore goes into my translation work. I adopt this approach with every translation project, from one-page articles to full-length books, such as ALOE, Le Foot, Humans and their Errors and Digressive Society.

I also have some experience in consecutive and simultaneous interpretation during meetings, lectures and classes.

Pricing is per source word and my rates are very reasonable, with discounts for large volumes and NGOs.
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: 793
PRO-level pts: 635

Top languages (PRO)
French to English623
English to French12
Top general fields (PRO)
Social Sciences56
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Business/Commerce (general)71
Textiles / Clothing / Fashion59
Poetry & Literature40
Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting39
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters37
Human Resources36
Environment & Ecology32
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Keywords: literature, business, third sector, journalism, social sciences, governance, tourism

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