I was employed for 7 years as an in-house translator with a major London insurance/reinsurance broking company. Since 1983 I have worked as a freelance translator, specialising insurance/reinsurance and, more recently, clinical trial documentation, but handling texts in a variety of fields.
I am a member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists and the Institute of Translation and Interpreting, and was granted Chartered Linguist Status in 2014.
EXAMPLES OF WORK HANDLED
Mainly documents to do with non-life commercial lines: property and liability, marine and aviation
Policy & Treaty Wordings, Placing Slips, Cover Notes and Clauses
Marine (Hulls, Cargo, P&I), Aviation, Fire And Allied Lines, Quota Share, Excess of Loss, Contractors’ All Risks, Terrorism, Bankers’ Blanket Bond, General Public Liability, Directors’ & Officers’ Liability, Business Package, Medical Malpractice, Personal Accidents, Death & Disability etc.
Survey Reports (pre-insurance)
Factories, warehouses, hydroelectric projects, power plants, sugar mills etc.
Adjusters’ Reports/Claim Reports
Fire, flood, machinery breakdown, hydroelectric plants, air and road accidents, shipwrecks, loss of cargo, BBB, hurricane damage claims etc.
CLINICAL TRIAL DOCUMENTATION
Clinical trial agreements, approval applications and responses, forward and back translations of patient questionnaires, informed consent forms, patient information leaflets, etc.
Employment, Service, Consultancy, Public Works, Clinical Trials, Supply, Outsourcing, Property, Sale/Purchase, Leases, etc.
Portuguese legislation on insurance mediation, animal protection, zoo licensing; Spanish legislation on clinical trials, pesticides; Mozambican legislation on employment; Angolan legislation on insurance; legislation on tobacco/smoking from Spain, Argentina, Uruguay, Panama, Mexico and Brazil
Powers of attorney, witness statements, police reports, judgments etc.
For insurance/reinsurance contracts and other types of contract
Marriage, birth, divorce, marital status, criminal record
A series of 12 articles on “Great Civilisations of the Ancient World” for publication in a national UK daily newspaper
Report on Health Care in Mozambique for a major UK charity
Reports on water usage and resources in Mexico
Numerous documents for the Department of Trade & Industry and Department of Employment, and a few for the Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Food
Numerous short articles on sponsored sports events, art events, trade fairs etc. for publication in a company newsletter
Employment dispute documents
Documents for registration of reinsurance brokers in various countries
Numerous press articles and press releases