Member since Dec '16

Working languages:
English to Norwegian
French to Norwegian
Swedish to Norwegian
Danish to Norwegian
Italian to Norwegian

Rakel Benon
Solid education, wide-range experience

Local time: 17:45 CET (GMT+1)

Native in: Norwegian (Variants: Bokmål, Nynorsk) Native in Norwegian
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Software localization, Voiceover (dubbing), Subtitling, Transcription, Training, Copywriting
Specializes in:
Tourism & TravelCooking / Culinary
Food & DrinkAgriculture
Furniture / Household AppliancesArchitecture
Art, Arts & Crafts, PaintingSports / Fitness / Recreation
Internet, e-CommerceCinema, Film, TV, Drama

Preferred currency EUR
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Payment methods accepted Visa, PayPal, Wire transfer, Check
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 2
Glossaries Businesss NO-FR
Translation education Master's degree - University of Bergen
Experience Years of translation experience: 12. Registered at Dec 2016. Became a member: Dec 2016. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
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Software CafeTran Espresso, MemSource Cloud, Microsoft Word, SDL TRADOS
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Professional objectives
  • Meet new translation company clients
  • Network with other language professionals
  • Get help with terminology and resources
  • Learn more about translation / improve my skills
  • Get help on technical issues / improve my technical skills
  • Learn more about the business side of freelancing
  • Buy or learn new work-related software
  • Improve my productivity
  • Learn more about interpreting / improve my skills
  • Learn more about additional services I can provide my clients
  • Stay up to date on what is happening in the language industry
  • Help or teach others with what I have learned over the years
  • Find a mentor
  • Meet new end/direct clients

I grew up between a deep fjord and a steep mountain in country side Norway and discovered « francophilia » at the age of ten on a vacation in Normandy. From then on, languages and foreign cultures have been my priorities. First and foremost to learn, and, as I grew up, also to share and teach.

After having studied languages in Norway, France and Italy,  I now live, write and translate surrounded by the vines on the shore of the river Rhône in France. I travel regularly  in Southern Europe and Scandinavia guiding in Norwegian, English, French and Italian. It ranges from physically hard hiking tours in the French Alps to highly cultural tours with deep diving into art and history in major European cities, especially Paris.

My articles about society, politics, wine and gastronomy are published in some of the most important Norwegian newspapers like Aftenposten and Dag og Tid. I also translate French texts for them. For Norwegian food magazines I also write and translate articles  and recipes. For translation agencies, I translate many topics, see further down this page.

Teaching has also been important for me. I taught Norwegian for foreigners in Norway ; English Business language to French executives, often 1:1 ; French to Chinese students in France, and much more.

EDUCATION: MASTER in French  Literature, Language and Translation University of Bergen, Norway, 2001.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Marketing – Business – Webshop content – Art – History – Design – Building - Electronics - Fashion – DIY – Geography – Tourism – Politics – Gastronomy - Aenology - Geology – Ophtalmology, ...

Keywords: French, Norwegian, English, art, magazine, design, fashion, travel, history, politics, society, psychology, journalism, linguistics, philosophy, literature, news, celebrity, religion, fisheries, publicity, commercial, mode, histoire, voyage, saumon, poisson,

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Nov 25