Working languages:
French to English
English (monolingual)
French (monolingual)

Martyn Greenan
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United States
Local time: 07:20 CDT (GMT-5)

Native in: English (Variants: US, British) Native in English
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Transcreation, Website localization, MT post-editing, Interpreting, Subtitling
Specializes in:
Sports / Fitness / RecreationMarketing / Market Research
JournalismTourism & Travel
Advertising / Public Relations

French to English - Rates: 0.08 - 0.09 EUR per word / 30 - 40 EUR per hour
English - Rates: 0.03 - 0.04 EUR per word / 30 - 40 EUR per hour
Preferred currency EUR
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 20, Questions answered: 38
Blue Board entries made by this user  17 entries

Payment methods accepted Wire transfer, Check, PayPal
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 2
Translation education Master's degree - University of Edinburgh
Experience Years of experience: 17. Registered at Jul 2009. Became a member: Jul 2009. Certified PRO certificate(s)
Credentials French (University of Edinburgh, verified)
Memberships CIOL
Software Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint
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After having lived and worked in France for a linguistically enlightening period, I then spent five years as an in-house translator/reviewer with two leading Scottish language providers. I now specialise in sport-related, journalism, tourism and marketing translations from French into English.

Over the past eleven years, I have produced skilfully rendered translations on behalf of FIFA (close to a million words' worth of general articles, interviews, press releases and specific pieces on FIFA-run tournaments - the 2010, 2014 and 2018 World Cups, U-17 World Cups, U-20 World Cups, Beach Soccer World Cups, Club World Cups, Futsal World Cups, the 2011, 2015 and 2019 Women's World Cups, Women's U-17 World Cups, Women's U-20 World Cups, Olympic Football Tournaments - as well as on events run by regional confederations under their umbrella, such as the UEFA European Championships, CAF Africa Cup of Nations and Copa America), Paris Saint-Germain, Arsenal, Olympique de Marseille, Montpellier HSC, OGC Nice, the French Football Federation (subtitles text for all of the body's videos during the 2018 World Cup), the Global Sports Forum (press releases and interviews), UEFA (Champions League material and a futsal manual), the FIVB (volleyball articles), the FIS (skiing pieces), the FIE (fencing reports), the IOC (athlete profiles and competition summaries for the Winter Olympics, Summer Olympics and Youth Olympics), the Annecy Winter Olympics bid, the Capello Index, France Galop, the World Rugby U-20 Championship, the Rugby Sevens World Series, Roland-Garros (web articles) and the French Tennis Federation.

Outwith the world of sport, I have regularly worked on material for high-profile clients such as the SNCF (large HR-related projects), Renault, numerous French trade shows and regional development agencies (such as Franchise Expo Paris, Equip Auto, PREDA and Ports de Paris, to name but a few), Mons 2015 (European City of Culture literature), Spinmaster (text for board games), Microsoft Ireland (for the Deadlight Xbox game), Ingenico, Le Soir newspaper (hundreds of Belgium-related press articles), the OECD (reports), Mercy Corps and Education International (climate change material), as well as several advertising agencies and tourist boards around Europe.

In addition, I have been involved in three longer projects, translating Bernard Lions' '1000 Football Shirts: The Colours of the Beautiful Game', Charles Hedrich's 'Adventure Hunter' and Aurelian Broussal-Derval's 'Training and Conditioning for Judo' from French into English.

I also have significant social media experience, having helped to run three English-language accounts for major football teams (VfL Wolfsburg, Eintracht Frankfurt and the French national team) on Twitter and Facebook from 2016 onwards.

For the past decade, I have been based in the United States, a location which many of my European clients have found advantageous for shorter projects requiring a next-day turnaround. I offer a communicative, flexible and reliable service, and can guarantee an extremely high quality of writing.

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Total pts earned: 28
PRO-level pts: 20

Top languages (PRO)
French to English12
Spanish to English8
Top general fields (PRO)
Social Sciences4
Top specific fields (PRO)
Sports / Fitness / Recreation16
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters4

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