Member since Apr '09

Working languages:
French to English
German to English

Michael Scott
Marketing, pharma and legal specialist

United Kingdom
Local time: 08:47 BST (GMT+1)

Native in: English Native in English
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Services Translation, Interpreting
Specializes in:
Law: Contract(s)Marketing / Market Research
Medical: PharmaceuticalsLaw: Taxation & Customs

Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 2
Translation education Master's degree - University of Leeds
Experience Years of translation experience: 14. Registered at Feb 2005. Became a member: Apr 2009.
Credentials French to English (University of Leeds, verified)
German to English (University of Leeds, verified)
Memberships ITI
Software Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, SDL TRADOS
CV/Resume English (DOC)
Professional practices Michael Scott endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.0).
About me
I've always had an interest in languages and other cultures, which led me to study modern languages at university and go on to do an MA in Interpreting and Translation Studies (Leeds University).

My first job after the MA was in Lille, France with the market research agency ICARE. I was employed there as a simultaneous interpreter, working from French to English at interviews between researchers and medical practitioners. The subject matter was varied, ranging from physicians' views on various drug ads to more technical evaluations of different pharmaceutical products. This was both an interesting and challenging role in which I developed my knowledge of pharmaceutical and medical terminology and my skills as a simultaneous interpreter.

I held this post for a year before deciding to return to the UK and focus on translation. After a brief stint as a freelancer, I was employed as an in-house translator with thebigword in Leeds. Here, I was given the opportunity to work on my German and after three years in post, I am now proficient in translating a variety of German text types. During my time at thebigword, I was promoted to senior translator and was often asked to manage the office whenever the manager was absent.

I have now left thebigword to pursue my career as a freelancer and am always seeking to expand my client base. At present, I am working for a variety of translation agencies and NGOs. With almost 11 years' experience in different roles, I believe that I can offer a highly professional service.

In addition to this experience, I was shortlisted for the 2010 New Talent in Translation Competition organised by the French Institute in London.
Keywords: translator, interpreter, French-English, German-English, medical, pharmaceutical, legal, IT, Michael Scott

Profile last updated
Apr 20

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