Member since Jun '20

Working languages:
English to French
French to English

Édith Koumtoudji
Translating African Literature

South Africa
Local time: 20:49 SAST (GMT+2)

Native in: French Native in French
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What Édith Koumtoudji is working on
Feb 7 (posted via  I'm translating two policy briefs from English into French. ...more, + 1 other entry »
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Transcription, Subtitling, Interpreting, Voiceover (dubbing), Project management, Native speaker conversation
Specializes in:
Poetry & LiteratureGeneral / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
Finance (general)Law (general)
Law: Contract(s)
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 4, Questions answered: 2
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Payment methods accepted Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, Wire transfer
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 4
Translation education PhD - University of the Witwatersrand
Experience Years of experience: 11. Registered at May 2019. Became a member: Jun 2020. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials English to French (South African Translators' Institute / Suid-Afrikaanse Vertalersinstituut)
Memberships SATI / SAVI
Software Adobe Acrobat, Amara, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Wordbee
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I am a Cameroonian translator and researcher
based in Johannesburg where I have been practising professional translation
since 2010. I studied English, French and Spanish before becoming a translator.
My MA and PhD focused on literary translation but I also enjoy financial and
legal translation.

I am also a former ballet dancer with a keen interest for health, nutrition and
fitness. I enjoy crocheting and knitting but also love word games.

One of the things I particularly love about translation is the research I
carry out while translating, whether it is searching dictionaries or reading
articles to familiarise myself with a specific topic. It is amazing how much
one can learn from translating just a 500-word document!

As a translator, I always do my best to meet the deadlines and if I were unable to do so, I would tell
my clients. I usually prefer to see the document
or listen to or watch the audio/video recording before quoting to avoid undercharging or overcharging.

ProZ has always been a useful tool for finding
translated terms or phrases. I trust it will also be a useful tool for job
opportunities and networking.

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: 16
PRO-level pts: 4

Language (PRO)
English to French4
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Business/Commerce (general)4

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Keywords: English>French, literary, financial and legal translation, liaison interpreting, proofreading, French tutoring, research

Profile last updated
Dec 3, 2020

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