Professional Translator French-English
Last active: 5 months ago
I am a French to English translator specializing in literature, politics, and journalism. I received my B.A. from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, OR in 2010 with a double major in French studies and international affairs. I am currently working towards my Masters in literary translation through the University of Illinois, which I will complete in May of 2015.
I have lived in France for three and a half years and spent time in numerous regions, giving me a strong grasp of varying dialects and cultural differences throughout the country. I have also spent the last decade travelling the world, gaining what I consider to be an informal education on cultural diversity. I am highly professional and pride myself in producing quality translations on time at a competitive price.
French to English Translator
Specializing in literary and political translations
Language and Cultural Experience
• Fluent in French. Spent three and a half years living in France with different families and in different regions (familiar with numerous dialects, cultural differences, etc.)
• Study Abroad Experience: 1 year in Nancy, France (2008-2009), 6 months in Fortaleza, Brazil (2005), and 3 weeks in Rome, Italy (2004).
• Extensive cultural exposure: traveled in Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Mexico, Caribbean, US, Canada, France, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Croatia, Morocco, Belize and Guatemala.
• May 2015 - Master’s Degree in Literary Translation from the University of Illinois.
• May 2010 - B.A. from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, OR. Double-majored in International Affairs and French Studies.
• August 2008 - TEFL degree (Teaching English as a Foreign Language).
2013 - Present: Freelance translator
• 2008-2009 - Self-employed English teacher
• 2012-2013 - Self-employed French teacher
• Student membership with the American Translators Association (ATA)
• Membership with the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA)
Specialized Computer Skills
• SDL Trados Studio (translation memory)