Working languages:
French to English
Spanish to English
Creoles & Pidgins (English-based Other) to English

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Native in: English 
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May 19, 2017 (posted via  Sent off an 18,000-word legal doc to a client electronically, and need to get to the post office to send a hard copy by 5:00pm today. Another African document - this must be motherland month! Phew! ...more, + 3 other entries »
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter
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Affiliations Blue Board: Allez! Translations Inc., Sue Johnson
Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Software localization, Voiceover (dubbing), Transcription, Training
Specializes in:
Government / PoliticsLaw: Contract(s)
Business/Commerce (general)Education / Pedagogy
International Org/Dev/CoopSocial Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 48, Questions answered: 48, Questions asked: 22
Payment methods accepted PayPal | Send a payment via ProZ*Pay
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 2
Glossaries Island glossary
Translation education Bachelor's degree - UWI/ UAG
Experience Years of experience: 20. Registered at Nov 2006. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials French to English (Association of Translators and Interpreters of Alberta)
French to English (University of the West Indies)
Spanish to English (Work experience and Dominican Republic)
Creoles & Pidgins (English-based Other) to English (Native speaker - univ program not offered in pair)
English (Completed six modules)
Memberships ATA
Software Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Frontpage, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Multicorpora, Dragon, Powerpoint, QuarkXPress, SDL TRADOS, Wordfast
CV/Resume CV available upon request
Professional objectives
  • Get help with terminology and resources
  • Stay up to date on what is happening in the language industry
  • Help or teach others with what I have learned over the years
With a background in diplomacy, I enjoy translations in a wide variety of fields including education and the social sciences in an international context.

I currently work as a freelance translator and French tutor in Calgary, the proud home of the Calgary Stampede. I am a certified member of the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Alberta (ATIA) and hold a PhD in Migration and Diaspora Studies.

I started off my professional translation career as a part of my duties at UNEP in 2000 and at the CARICOM Secretariat from 2001-2004. However, it was while working at the World Bank from 2005-2008 as a full-time translator that I was mentored by senior translators (with all of the humbling that entails!)

I've been freelancing ever since and work from French and Spanish into English, with a very strong preference for French.

I also enjoy working from Jamaican Patois (a.k.a Patwa or Jamaican Creole) into English, particularly for law enforcement and anthropologists.

I look forward to receiving even more language requests from all corners of the earth in future!
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: 56
PRO-level pts: 48

Top languages (PRO)
French to English30
Spanish to English12
English to French2
Top general fields (PRO)
Top specific fields (PRO)
Law (general)10
Business/Commerce (general)9
Construction / Civil Engineering8
Law: Contract(s)4
Mining & Minerals / Gems4
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This user has reported completing projects in the following job categories, language pairs, and fields.

Project History Summary
Total projects3
With client feedback0
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Language pairs
French to English2
Spanish to English1
Specialty fields
Law: Contract(s)1
Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.1
Other fields
Law: Patents, Trademarks, Copyright1
Medical: Pharmaceuticals1
Finance (general)1
Keywords: international relations, government, economics, finance, diplomacy, legal / law, academic, translator, Jamaica, united nations UN, social sciences

Profile last updated
Apr 30

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