Working languages:
French to English
Spanish to English
Catalan to English

Susan Nicholls
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Specialising in academic translations in the humanities and social sciences. More information at <a href=""></a>
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified site user
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading
Specializes in:
Poetry & LiteratureLinguistics
Education / Pedagogy

Preferred currency EUR
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 149, Questions answered: 136, Questions asked: 47
Payment methods accepted Wire transfer, Check, Paypal
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 3
Translation education PhD - Universite de Paris VIII
Experience Years of experience: 24. Registered at Nov 2007. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials N/A
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, Wordfast
Professional practices Susan Nicholls endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
Accurate, well written translations, delivered on time.

I am a freelance French-English translator specializing in academic texts (particularly French literature, philosophy, theory, history, psychoanalysis and linguistics).

I also translate documents in other fields where style and precision are important, such as advertising, journalism, tourism, websites and literature.

A former lecturer in French at the University of London, where I also taught advanced translation studies, I have sound linguistic knowledge and specialist knowledge in French literature and philosophy (I have a doctorate from the University of Paris 8 Vincennes). I have been translating for over ten years; for the last four years I have been translating on behalf of overworked French colleagues (mainly academic papers and book chapters). This year I have registered in Spain as a freelancer working in a wider variety of areas. I translate up to 2,000 words a day.

My experience in academia makes me a pedantic translator who can be trusted to do extensive terminology research. Because I have spent years marking student papers, directing research and peer reviewing journal articles, I have first hand knowledge of the way good scholarship should be written and presented.

My writing skills are strong: I have published books in both French and English. I aim for an idiomatic, reader-friendly style with minimal jargon.

I thoroughly enjoy translating and take the success of my clients' projects to heart.

Please take a look at recent projects on my website.
Feel free to contact me for any project, big or small.
I offer rates to suit your project: ask me!

Born in Australia, I have lived and worked in France and the UK. I left academia and moved to Spain five years ago to write, translate, and bring up my three young children. My interests, apart from contemporary literature and philosophy, include yoga, ecology and permaculture.
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: 173
PRO-level pts: 149

Top languages (PRO)
French to English141
Spanish to English4
Spanish to French4
Top general fields (PRO)
Social Sciences12
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Top specific fields (PRO)
Poetry & Literature48
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters24
Education / Pedagogy18
Cinema, Film, TV, Drama15
Printing & Publishing8
Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.8
Pts in 5 more flds >

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Keywords: academic translation, French English translator, university, higher education, literature, literary theory, linguistics, French authors, history, novel, narrative, journal article, application, human sciences, philosophy, psychoanalysis, yoga, permaculture, ecology, traduction, traducteur, article, universitaire, recherche, travaux, ouvrage, traduire, philosophie, psychanalyse, littérature, critique littéraire, théorie littéraire, histoire, sciences humaines

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Mar 25, 2013

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