Member since Nov '05

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French to English
English (monolingual)

Karen Tkaczyk Professional Trainer
PhD Chemicals/Pharmaceuticals/Cosmetics

United States
Local time: 21:00 MDT (GMT-6)

Native in: English (Variants: US, British) Native in English
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Nov 10, 2017:  Delivered a set of training slides on an essential oil brand, and now tackling a chemistry patent. ...more, + 9 other entries »
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading
Specializes in:
Chemistry; Chem Sci/EngMedical: Pharmaceuticals
PatentsCosmetics, Beauty
Science (general)

French to English - Rates: 0.15 - 0.20 USD per word / 55 - 65 USD per hour
Conditions apply
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 847, Questions answered: 411, Questions asked: 71
Payment methods accepted Wire transfer, Check, PayPal
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 4
Experience Years of translation experience: 13. Registered at Oct 2005. Became a member: Nov 2005.
Credentials French to English (American Translators Association)
English (Society for Technical Communication: Fundamentals )
French to English (Institute of Translation and Interpreting)
Memberships ATA, Nevada Interpreters and Translators Association, NCTA
Software Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS
CV/Resume English (PDF)
Professional practices Karen Tkaczyk endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
About me
Services: Freelance translation from a Ph.D. Chemist, FITI, ATA-Certified for French to English and also experienced in US/UK English localization. I pride myself on producing high quality technical writing that won't read like a translation. That only happens when translators truly understand what they are translating.

Cosmetics /Polymer science/Materials
Related scientific and technical texts
Patent translation in these fields

I have an organic chemistry background with French training at university level, and experience in the chemical industry in France, Ireland, UK and USA. That spans research, development, manufacturing and quality assurance in the pharmaceutical, medical device and cosmetic chemistry industries, to varying degrees. French/English bilingual home.

I work for direct clients, in translation teams and for high-quality agencies. Typical projects include chemistry patents and discovery documents; patent litigation- and opposition-related texts; technical files for active ingredients or drug products; technical articles; laboratory or manufacturing procedures, internal reports, memos and experimental results; batch records; certificates of compliance; cosmetic testing/clinical trial reports/results; press releases from chemical companies; articles on these industries.

Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry and Diploma in French both from the University of Cambridge, UK (1998).
Master of Chemistry with French from the University of Manchester, UK (1994)
Certificate of Achievement from ISO9000: International Standardized Testing Organization's Examination.
SDL Trados Studio certified
ATA certified French to English

English Localization:
I have dual UK and US citizenship. I also do US>UK localization of technical texts at an hourly rate, but this is not the focus of my practice.
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: 883
PRO-level pts: 847

Top languages (PRO)
French to English694
Spanish to English80
English to French61
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Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng385
Medical: Pharmaceuticals216
Cosmetics, Beauty116
Biology (-tech,-chem,micro-)24
Science (general)12
Law: Patents, Trademarks, Copyright8
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