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Karen Tkaczyk Professional Trainer
PhD Chemicals/Pharmaceuticals/Cosmetics

United States
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Native in: English (Variants: US, British) Native in English
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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: 410, Questions asked: 71
Payment methods accepted Wire transfer, Check, PayPal
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 4
French to English: Pharmaceuticals
Source text - French
Pour le principe de la méthode, les conditions chromatographiques, la préparation des solutions standard et test, l’analyse ainsi que les calculs se référer au protocole de validation de la méthode de dosage du BDAM et des solvants résiduels dans le 4-méthylpyrazole base.
Translation - English
Refer to the validation protocol for the method for assaying BDAM and its residual solvents in 4-methylpyrazole free base for the principle behind this method, the chromatographic conditions, how to prepare the standard and test solutions, analysis and calculations,
French to English: Chemistry Patent (partial)
Source text - French
La présente invention a pour objet des améliorations dans la prévention et le traitement de maladies associées à Helicobacter pylori, en particulier les ulcères gastro-intestinaux.

Il est bien connu que Helicobacter pylori est une bactérie associée à certaines maladies gastro-intestinales, en particulier les gastrites et les ulcères digestifs, notamment les ulcères gastriques et les ulcères duédénaux, et qu’il représente un facteur de risque dans le cancer de l’estomac.

La demande internationale WO 96/ 24341 a proposé d’éradiquer Helicobacter pylori de la plaque dentaire en vue d’améliorer le traitement de l’ulcère digestif et de prévenir sa récidive, au moyen de formulations d’applications buccales comprenant des dérivés de bismuth. Cependant, ces dérivés ont pour inconvénient d’être toxiques et ne peuvent être administrés sur une longue période de temps sans inconvénient pour les patients.
Translation - English
The subject matter of the present invention is improvements in the prevention and treatment of diseases associated with Helicobacter pylori, in particular peptic ulcers.

It is well known that Helicobacter pylori is a bacteria associated with certain gastro-intestinal diseases, specifically gastritis and peptic ulcers, especially gastric ulcers and duodenal ulcers, and that it is a risk factor for stomach cancer.

International application WO 96/24341 proposed eradication of Helicobacter pylori from dental plaque with a view to improving treatment of peptic ulcers and preventing their recurrence, by means of orally-applied formulations comprising bismuth derivatives. However, these derivatives have a drawback, toxicity, and cannot be administered over a long period of time without drawbacks for patients.
French to English: Cosmetics
Source text - French
En ce qui concerne l’application topique, le degré d’hydrosolubilité, l’absence de lipophilie marquée ainsi que la taille moyenne des peptides, couplés à la présence plus ou moins importante de charges électriques sur les molécules, sont responsables du fait que les peptides, même de petite taille, ne pénètrent que difficilement â travers les couches superficielles de la peau.
Translation - English
Concerning topical application, peptides, even small ones, only penetrate though the outer layers of the skin with difficulty. This is due to their relative water solubility and lack of marked lipophilicity,and their average size, coupled with the varying levels of electric charges present on the molecules.
French to English: Chemistry patent (partial)
Source text - French
Composition selon la revendication précédente, caractérisée en ce qu’elle comprend au moins un colorant direct, cationique ou non ionique, choisi parmi les colorants benzéniques nitrés, les colorants azoïques, azométhiniques, méthiniques, tétraazapenthaméthiniques, anthraquinoniques, naphtoquinoniques, benzoquinoniques, phénotiaziniques indigoïdes, xanthéniques, phénanthridiniques, phtalocyanines, ceux dérivés du triarylméthane, ainsi que les colorants naturels, seuls ou en mélanges.
Translation - English
The composition according to the preceding claim, characterized in that it comprises at least one cationic or nonionic direct dye selected from among nitrated benzene dyes, azo, azomethine, methine, tetraazapenthamethine, anthraquinone, naphthoquinone, benzoquinone, phenothiazine indigoid, xanthene, phenanthridine, phthalocyanine dyes, those derived from triarylmethane, as well as natural dyes, alone or in mixtures.

Experience Years of translation experience: 12. 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, MITI, ATA-Certified for French to English and also experienced in Spanish to English work. I pride myself on 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, manufacture and quality assurance in the pharmaceutical, medical device and cosmetic chemistry industries, to varying degrees. French/English bilingual home. Brief period of residence in Spain.

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.
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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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