Member since Nov '12

Working languages:
Italian to English
French to English
English to Maltese
Maltese to English
Italian to Maltese

Josephine Cassar
Business & EU translator & transcreator

Local time: 19:15 CEST (GMT+2)

Native in: English (Variants: UK, British) Native in English, Maltese Native in Maltese
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- ABOUT ME:

I am bilingual - English UK and Maltese - due to family, residence, education and upbringing.

I am a translator and proofreader for:

FR<EN,

IT<EN,

and a transcreator especially for 

EN<MT. (I not only adapt according to the culture but also according to the sector or market the translation is meant for.)


KNOWLEDGE OF SOURCE LANGUAGES:


Italian: Native level due to proximity to Italy, love of music, art, Italian fashion, football and food, frequent trips to Italy because of art, art exhibitions, concerts, strong ties, TV shows, study of Renaissance during History of Art and Baroque in which I obtained my Masters.

 

French: Practically native level. I studied French at school and university, taught it (French language and culture) for a great number of years, lived in France for some time, obtained a scholarship to Grenoble university (certificate on profile)and voluntarily followed loads of refresher courses as I loved the language and these helped me to keep in touch and deepen my knowledge of the language and country. 


AREAS I SPECIALISE IN AND ENJOY TRANSLATING:


Business/finance/economics:

  • Company reports, company contracts, company articles of association, profit and loss accounts, minutes of general meetings, bank statements;

  • Financial statements, annual reports, prospectuses, investment funds, press releases, presentations, request for proposals.

EU affairs: 

GDPR, State Aid, Competition, Public procurement, Erasmus, Youth Training programmes, Sport

  • Directives and legislation;
  • Budget and finance, social affairs;
  • Public health and consumer protection; 
  • Education, grants, research and innovation and environmental issues.
  • Issues that crop up between states or Preliminary rulings, decisions, appeals with referrals to lots of legislation, directives, regulations and their different implementation methods. These normally consist of really big volumes - each file would have about 29,800 - 36,500 or even 54000 words most of which need Trados 2017. 
  • GDPR, consumer claims and EU directives, issues arising from these especially with regard to distance selling and consumer rights, Commission's, Council's and Parliaments's roles, discussions and reports on the above.

OTHERS:

Marketing texts - I am the go-to person if you want to launch new products on the Maltese market especially where knowledge of EU terminology is concerned.

Even if I did not specialise in marketing, I've received quite a lot of marketing texts to translate because of art so have now become quite proficient. I also enjoy translating them because they allow me to use my creativity. These mostly concern advertising material about new products which are to be launched for the first time on the market.

Apart from my specialist areas, I have translated a lot of these too: 

  1. Various types of certificates - birth, marriage, police conduct reports, residence certificates, Apostilles; 
  2. Law: contracts, court sentences - separation, litigation, appeal, divorce, child custody.
  3. Government, politics, organisations - naturally because of my BA course in EU studies.
  4. Health and Safety.


SOURCE OF SPECIALISATIONS:

  • Business/finance/economics: 

Family business which meant involvement in family business and help in the day-to-day running. Therefore, I have hands-on experience.

I also keep up to date by reading Il Sole 24 ore, Les Echos, The Financial Times and I follow business news regularly. 

  • EU affairs:

University BA (Hons.) course, participation in EU meetings and activities, briefing sessions.

CPD 2019/2020

Taħriġ fil-Kitba tal-Malti (refresher course in Maltese writing) and will be doing Maltese for Lawyers next year after Covid19 hopefully


During Covid19

Translegal English course- Introduction to Legal English


THIS IS WHAT CLIENTS SAID ABOUT ME AND MY WORK:

"Great as always"                                                             

"Top notch. Thank you for doing such a great job"    

"Thank you for pointing out that X word on its own makes no sense in the target language"

"Thanks to Josephine's proofreading, the text is so much better now"

Well, if you want me to translate anything that is within my capabilities, I'm only an email away. (Just click on send email on top). 


I make sure I do a great job as I take great pride in my work and so that the expense is an investment for you.

I look forward to receiving your feedback about my work too. 


Don't hesitate to ask if you need further information. 

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Total pts earned: 633
PRO-level pts: 565


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Italian to French4
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Finance (general)52
Business/Commerce (general)35
Education / Pedagogy18
Government / Politics8
Medical (general)8
Other6
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