Member since Jan '19

Working languages:
German to English
Italian to English
French to English
Dutch to English

Caroline Durant
Your words. Translated. Since 2005

Croydon, England
Local time: 19:28 BST (GMT+1)

Native in: English Native in English
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What Caroline Durant is working on
Mar 3 (posted via  I've just finished a brochure on acoustic ceilings in teaching establishments, DE-EN - 2500 words. ...more, + 9 other entries »
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation
Specializes in:
Business/Commerce (general)Advertising / Public Relations
Furniture / Household AppliancesMedical: Instruments
Cooking / CulinaryConstruction / Civil Engineering

German to English - Rates: 0.09 - 0.15 GBP per word / 35 - 45 GBP per hour
Italian to English - Rates: 0.09 - 0.15 GBP per word / 35 - 45 GBP per hour
French to English - Rates: 0.09 - 0.15 GBP per word / 35 - 45 GBP per hour
Dutch to English - Rates: 0.09 - 0.15 GBP per word / 35 - 45 GBP per hour
KudoZ activity (PRO) Questions asked: 28
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 9
Translation education Graduate diploma - CIoL
Experience Years of experience: 16. Registered at Sep 2005. Became a member: Jan 2019. Certified PRO certificate(s)
Credentials Italian to English (Chartered Institute of Linguists, verified)
French to English (Chartered Institute of Linguists, verified)
German to English (University of Leeds, verified)
Dutch to English (Chartered Institute of Linguists, verified)
Memberships CIOL
Software Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, QuarkXPress, SDL TRADOS
Events and training
Professional practices Caroline Durant endorses's Professional Guidelines.
Professional objectives
  • Meet new translation company clients
  • Meet new end/direct clients
  • Network with other language professionals
  • Get help with terminology and resources
  • Help or teach others with what I have learned over the years

addition to a first degree in German, I hold CIOL Diplomas in Translation from
Italian, French and Dutch into English. I am also a certified member of both
the ITI and the CIOL.

becoming a translator, I worked in Italy for 15 years, in the international
marketing and advertising departments of Olivetti, a major Italian office
equipment manufacturer – where I regularly used German and French in my dealings
with Olivetti’s subsidiaries, and the trade shows where we exhibited. My
activities there gave me insight into the communication needs of manufacturers,
and this is the area in which I best like to work, and in particular with
manufacturers of products that improve people's quality of life, either because
they are aesthetically appealing or because they help the environment in some

I am passionately convinced that
outstanding products deserve communication that is equally outstanding and that
transmits an impression of quality (through the look and tone but also through
accurate grammar and punctuation) to the reader. This becomes increasingly
important as it
becomes more and more likely that the first place
potential customers will "see" products is online.

Excellent communication
is a driving force throughout my life, which is why I also teach on an MA
translation course at the University of Westminster and spend my free time both
onstage and backstage at a local theatre group – South London Theatre in West

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