Member since Jun '06

Working languages:
French to English
English (monolingual)

B D Finch
Combining theory and practice

Midi-Pyrenees, France
Local time: 15:25 CEST (GMT+2)

Native in: English (Variant: British) Native in English
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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 social science and history.

Recent translation work includes: * 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;
* Collaboration contract between a multinational company and a university;
* Engineering consultancy tender (strategic financial planning for the water supply and sanitation sector in Burkina Faso);
* Framework Agreement – for recruitment services from agencies;
* Personnel 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: 7871
PRO-level pts: 7092

Top languages (PRO)
French to English5600
English to French523
Top general fields (PRO)
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Top specific fields (PRO)
Construction / Civil Engineering815
Law (general)586
Business/Commerce (general)386
Law: Contract(s)361
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters324
Real Estate255
Finance (general)159
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)

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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: immobilier, logement, gestion de projet, loi, jurisprudence, contrats, sciences sociales, sociologie, economie, éducation, histoire, litterature, beaux arts, photographie, poésie, redaction, certificats, property, housing, project management, law, legal, contracts, social science, sociology, education, history, literature, fine art, painting, photography, poetry, editing, editorial, scripts, certificates, irrigation, international, development, international development, economics, pdf, OCR.

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Feb 3

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