Working languages:
French to English
English (monolingual)

B D Finch
Combining theory and practice

Midi-Pyrenees, France
Local time: 19:22 CEST (GMT+2)

Native in: English (Variant: British) Native in English
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This person has translated 17,507 words for Translators without Borders
This person is a top KudoZ point holder in French to English, English
What B D Finch is working on
Feb 19, 2018 (posted via Translators without Borders):  I finished an FRA to ENG project, Safety and Security, 3261 words for Translators without Borders I used Kato. Kato not ideal for revision. Can't correct tags. ...more »
Total word count: 3261

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I offer my clients accuracy and clarity that comes from careful research of the subject area and terminology. I write fluently in a range of styles, paying attention to context and register. I have never missed a deadline.

Ten years working in local government, managing housing and local capital works programmes, followed by ten years managing development schemes for housing associations, mean that I bring genuine experience of real estate, project management, construction, relevant aspects of law, government and policy, to my translation work. As a senior member of neighbourhood office staff, I worked closely with social services, environmental health, planning and other departments. I also have academic experience and knowledge in the fields of fine art, social science and history.

Recent translation work includes:

* Chapters 2 and 3 of a book of academic commentaries on Gaston Fébus' 14th century illuminated book le Livre de la Chasse, published by Moliero Edition;
* Commercial and residential property reports and contract documents: this is still my major specialist area of work;

* IT
systems support services agreement between two major multinational companies;

* C
ollaboration contract between a multinational company and a university;

* E
ngineering consultancy tender (strategic financial planning for the water supply and sanitation sector in Burkina Faso);

* F
ramework Agreement – for recruitment services from agencies;

* P
ersonnel information sheet re French data protection law;

* Product launch brochure for corporate partners, plus my advice on product naming;

* EU
, international relations, climate change;

* EU
, international relations, economics.

I am a member of the Solidarités group doing pro bono work for overseas aid and development agencies.

I can also offer OCR processing of pdf and scanned documents into editable format. Rates shown are for reference purposes and subject to negotiation for specific projects.

A selection of client comments: "Accurate, well-written translation of a challenging text."
"timely and accurate"
"professional, fast and conceptually accurate"
"excellent translator"

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: 9102
PRO-level pts: 8141

Top languages (PRO)
French to English6303
English to French770
Top general fields (PRO)
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Top specific fields (PRO)
Construction / Civil Engineering1002
Law (general)662
Law: Contract(s)445
Business/Commerce (general)398
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters352
Real Estate295
Finance (general)193
Pts in 87 more flds >

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This user has reported completing projects in the following job categories, language pairs, and fields.

Project History Summary
Total projects14
With client feedback5
100% positive (5 entries)

Job type
Language pairs
French to English13
Specialty fields
Law: Contract(s)7
Real Estate3
Human Resources3
Finance (general)2
Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting1
Construction / Civil Engineering1
Business/Commerce (general)1
Advertising / Public Relations1
Other fields
Ships, Sailing, Maritime1
Keywords: architecture, art, bâtiment, beaux arts, building services, canine, certificates, certificats, chiens, construction, contracts, contrats, development, disabled access, dogs, economics, economie, editing, editorial, education, éducation, employment, environment, environnement, equestrian, fauteuils roulants, fine art, geography, gestion, gestion de projet, histoire, historical, history, housing, immobilier, international, international development, irrigation, jurisprudence, landscape, law, legal, literature, literature, litterature, local government, logement, loi, management, manuscripts, OCR, painting, painting, pdf, photographie, photography, photography, poésie, poetry, project management, property, public services, real estate, redaction, sciences sociales, scripts, social science, social services, sociologie, sociology, technical, tourism, town planning, urbanisme, wheelchairs, boats, tourisme

Profile last updated
Feb 14, 2020

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