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MA Translating (French English) (University of Salford)
BA Hons French Studies (University of Manchester) (First class honours)
Member of Chartered Institute of Linguists
Member of Institute of Translation and Interpreting
I am a full-time freelance French translator and interpreter, based in Manchester, specialising in legal, business and medical fields and have a wealth of experience working within both the public and private sector.
I have a Masters in Translation, a Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (DPSI) (law option), and a first-class honours degree in French Studies. I am a full member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists and the Institute of Translation and Interpreting.
In March 2012, I expanded from a sole trader to a Limited Company supporting commercial clients as well as continuing to work in the legal and medical arenas.
Significant commercial projects have included:
– Translation and interpreting for a manufacturing client to support an offshoring exercise to a francophone country.
– Simultaneous interpreting at conference on impact of parental imprisonment on children
– Interpreting during health & safety training for foreign employees in the power industry
-Interpreting for 9 mental health stakeholders during a 3-day visit to the UK as part of a research project piloted by the World Health Organisation
– Interpreting for film crew shooting a documentary on asteroids
– Interpreting at sales and procurement events
– Interpreting at TV shoots with high profile sports personalities
– Transcription work for Channel 4
– Translation of legal, commercial and technical documents enabling a high-profile organisation in the aviation sector to submit a tender. The organisation was subsequently awarded the contract.
For further details regarding my interpreting work, please read the following article published in December 2019 in the Guardian.
Training events attended (CPD)
– CIOL: Terms and Conditions for Translators
– NWTN: Trados beginners training session, Proofreading training session
– Freedom from Torture quarterly interpreter meetings
– Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust interpreter training workshop
– Refugee Action induction training for interpreters
– Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit training event on interpreting for the
Home Office/UK Border Agency
– Manchester City Council training in code of practice for interpreters
Training events participated in
During these sessions, run by Freedom from Torture, I played the role of the interpreter during role plays and gave the trainees the interpreter’s perspective on working in these settings
– Using Interpreters in Psychological Settings, Lancaster University
– Working Therapeutically through Interpreters with Survivors of Torture, Touchstone IAPT Service, Leeds
– Working Therapeutically through Interpreters, Inclusion Matters, Psychological Therapies Services, Liverpool
Please note, I also offer proof-reading, voice-over and French tuition.