Working languages:
French to English

Alexandra Maldwyn-Davies
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Local time: 10:30 CET (GMT+1)

Native in: English (Variants: US, UK) 
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French to English volunteer translator

I am also a professional translator : French to English professional translator I'm using SDL Trados Studio 2011 AMD Expression About

Before writing this ‘About’ section, I spent some time pondering how to describe myself. Am I translator? An editor? A writer? An agency? A teacher? A thinker? A doer? After a while, I came to a conclusion: I am all those things, but “Who?” isn’t the question here. Perhaps the real question is “Why?”.

The backstory

Back in 2001, after having studied Philosophy and French at the University of Leeds and realising that being able to write a decent essay on Kant’s Categorical Imperative didn’t leave me with a great many career options, I decided to move to Paris for a year to teach English. I didn’t know it at the time but this decision changed my life. Within a week of being in Paris, I knew I would never go home. I have never loved a place so much. Within a few years, I was able to comprehend, speak, and read the language of Molière at the level of an educated native speaker. With the encouragement of friends, colleagues and family, I started to look for opportunities to carry out translation work, whilst continuing teaching. I slowly built these opportunities (from translating video games, apps and books to creating pedagogical materials for pilots, to writing copy for hotels and museums) into a source of income that enabled me to dedicate more and more time to the point where I now have a successful business, a wonderful team and can do what I love every day of my life.

The crux

So, why do I do what I do? I am a Francophile. I love French literature, music, wine, theatre, cinema, museums, traditions, gardens, parks, architecture and history. I was also a big lover of French food before I made the choice to become a vegan! I can think of nothing better than spending hours rendering a tourism magazine into perfect English, reproducing convincing dialogue for a video game or a play, creating tailor-made teaching content for busy professionals…
My mission is to offer great service in everything I do. It’s as simple as that. I know the difference between good and great. And this shows in everything I do. So why not get in touch today a?

Specialist Areas Literature, Art, Media and Culture:

Fluidity and style are key when it comes to the translation of literary, artistic and cultural content such as articles, books and press releases. I thrive on puns and metaphors. Conceptual exactness and terminological precision are essential when it comes to apps and video games. Hitting the right tone is what I'm known for. Come to me with your content and I’ll be in my element!

Tourism and Leisure:

I have an in-depth understanding of the travel sector. Whether you are a hotel, an airline, a restaurant, a vineyard, a museum or an historical site, I can translate your websites, brochures, guide books, menus and promotional materials. My enthusiasm knows no bounds when working in this field. I may even come for a visit!

Luxury Goods and Cosmetics:

I can capture the very essence of your brand and its image. I have extensive experience in fashion, textiles, perfume, make-up and skin care.

Technical:

After having worked as a language consultant with the DGAC in Paris for several years, I have a particular penchant for all things aviation!

Business:

At AMD Expression, I work with large, medium and small companies on a wide range of texts. I have a significant amount of knowledge on numerous regions and their local translation requirements. I believe I have the solution to your business translation needs.

Alexandra at AMD Expression

• 15 years' experience as an English Language Service Provider (Teacher, Writer, Examiner, and Translator)

Linguistic Expertise:

Qualified linguist: BA Honours degree in Philosophy with French Language and Literature - specialisation in linguistics and semantics.

Exceptional verbal and written command of the English language having worked both as a Director of Studies and Pedagogical Content Writer. This work also included professional experience in consecutive and simultaneous interpretation during meetings, presentations, lectures and classes.

Extensive residence abroad: 14 years spent living and working in France. I am now based in Brittany which helps me further enhance my fluency through daily contact with the source language.

• I belong to several networks of fellow French to English translators within France. This often enables me to add an additional level of quality control to my translations.

Professional Services at AMD Expression:

Free estimate within 1 hour (upon presentation of the full document for translation).

Rates are calculated according to the length, complexity, urgency and type of source document.

Prompt service (approximately 4000 words per day - standard texts).

Track record of always delivering completed projects on or before the agreed deadline.

Localisation of the translation into British or American English, according to client requirements.

Availability: reactive and clear email responses and / or phone communication in French or English

Eager to please and very motivated towards creating long-term relationships with my clients.

Reduced rates for NGOs

Flexibility: Evening and weekend availability, next-day delivery (surcharge applies) and flexible payment options: UK and French bank accounts, PayPal...


References available upon request
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Total pts earned: 83
PRO-level pts: 79


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Sep 9, 2016



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