Member since Jun '03

Working languages:
French to English
Spanish to English

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July 2020

Elizabeth Slaney
Love a challenge, cope with pressure!


Native in: English (Variants: US, UK) Native in English
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20+ years in translation, six as an in-house translator in Paris, producing target translations that are faithful to the source and read as the original.
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation
Specializes in:
Business/Commerce (general)Finance (general)
General / Conversation / Greetings / LettersHuman Resources
International Org/Dev/CoopInternet, e-Commerce
ManagementMarketing / Market Research
Media / MultimediaTelecom(munications)

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 242, Questions answered: 188, Questions asked: 29
Payment methods accepted PayPal, Wire transfer, Bank transfer | Send a payment via ProZ*Pay
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 2
Glossaries Construction, Cooking
Translation education Graduate diploma - Institute of Linguists Diploma in Translation (IOL UK Dip. Trans.)
Experience Years of experience: 25. Registered at Nov 2002. Became a member: Jun 2003.
Credentials French to English (Chartered Institute of Linguists, verified)
Memberships N/A
Software memoQ, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, WinZip, Powerpoint
CV/Resume CV available upon request
Professional practices Elizabeth Slaney endorses's Professional Guidelines.
Professional objectives
  • Meet new translation company clients
  • Meet new end/direct clients
  • Screen new clients (risk management)
  • Network with other language professionals
  • Find trusted individuals to outsource work to
  • 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 additional services I can provide my clients
  • Learn more about the business side of freelancing
  • Stay up to date on what is happening in the language industry
  • Improve my productivity
  • Other - Expand my areas of specialisation
I have extensive knowledge and expertise in industries related to:

- Telecommunications (satellite, fixed/mobile data/telephony & digital broadcasting)
- Investment banking (investment strategy, reports and advice on impact of political and economic events on investment)
- Finance (annual reports, audits)
- Pharmaceuticals (nutrition, phytotherapy, cosmetics)
- Retail (products, pricing, promotion, placement, market studies, customer loyalty, concept stores)
- Environment (waste management, recycling, clean water initiatives, eco-packaging, labelling)
- Hotels/Tourism (hotel feasibility studies, development strategy, hotel management; museum guides and exhibitions; travel guides)
- Iron/Steel (manufacturing processes, policy, recycling)
- Design/Fashion (luxury brands, clothing and accessories, furniture design).

Other business specialities include: marketing, customer relationship management, public relations, human relations, corporate strategy and communications. I have translated hundreds of such texts for the above industries and sectors. I also love politics and sport and am very comfortable translating such texts.

I have a business degree, the Institute of Linguists Diploma in Translation and a professional qualification in technical translation from the American University of Paris. Translating from French and Spanish into English, I worked for six years as an in-house translator working for the European Telecommunications Satellite Organization (in Paris). I also worked in-house for a US sports management/events company and a major French hotel group.

I have lived and worked in London, Paris, Washington D.C. and now Madrid.

I use the MemoQ CAT tool.
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: 270
PRO-level pts: 242

Top languages (PRO)
Spanish to English152
French to English90
Top general fields (PRO)
Social Sciences22
Pts in 3 more flds >
Top specific fields (PRO)
Finance (general)26
Marketing / Market Research22
IT (Information Technology)16
Business/Commerce (general)16
Electronics / Elect Eng11
Pts in 28 more flds >

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Keywords: French, Spanish, business, economics, politics, finance, marketing, public relations, communications, human resources, technical, satellite technology, telecommunications, Internet, television, information technology, computing, cosmetics, steel, tourism, fashion, design, hotel, museum

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Apr 22