Sandra K.
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Sandra K.

M.A. and English to French Literary translator


Ivry-sur-Seine, France


I have always been fascinated with words - their music, their history, their essence. Analysing literary texts, understanding how languages work, are very stimulating activities to me. I love working with words and I cannot imagine doing otherwise. I fell in love with English when I was eleven. My affinities with that language felt oddly innate. I just seemed to know how it worked. As a teenager, one of my favourite games was to listen to a song and write down the lyrics as I understood them. I later took English Studies at the University and graduated with honours. I also happen ... moreto love and admire French, my mother tongue. My command of it is simply what one could expect from a native, educated and literary person. Doing the maths was therefore easy to me. I became a literary translator, and I enjoy that creative craft immensely. To this day, I have fourteen published translations to my name. Time and experience have certainly taught me the importance of meeting deadlines, and of doing research efficiently. The Internet, Word and Excel have thus been my long-time allies. I enjoy making spreadsheets and doing secretarial work. I have been the personal assistant to a businessman for a few months, and found that experience very rewarding. I can work with Mac OS, Windows or Linux systems. I am easily engrossed when interested and, having a perfectionist approach to the tasks I undertake, I can work long hours without noticing it. This is true for my job, but also for my hobbies: cooking, photography and calligraphy. Finally, I have a fair knowledge of the French publishing world. I also know what professors expect from a copy, at least in my country. So, I am here to find new and exciting ways of using my craft; to meet new challenges, and people. The human side of any job is indeed very important to me, and if you share that view, and like my profile, I am sure we will both gain a lot from our future collaboration. less

Work History and Feedback

  • Sep 2013 - Aug 2014

    Flexible Translator
    Excellent will hire again
    6 hours
    $13.33 / hr
    $84.42 earned

  • Feb 2014

    Webcam/YouTube quality crochet tutorials
    $75.00 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Oct 2013 - Feb 2014

    Book translation English to French
    We found Sandra to be reliable and committed. The job required the translators to be ready to accept changes in their work and she took it without fuss. Good communication skills.
    $1,100.00 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Oct 2013

    Children's book English to French
    Sandra is very talented. I needed a translation with creativity as well and she was perfect for the job.
    $61.11 earned
    Fixed Price

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Name Score (out of 5) Time to Complete
French Sentence Structure Test 4.10 Top 10% 21 mins
French Proofreading Skills Test 3.40 Top 10% 28 mins
French Word Usage Test 4.50 Top 20% 9 mins
French Spelling Skills Test 4.75 Top 20% 14 mins
French Vocabulary Skills Test 4.50 Top 20% 7 mins
English To French Translation Skills Test 4.60 Top 10% 21 mins
Creative Writing Test - Non-fiction (UK Version) 4.25 Top 20% 17 mins
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (UK Version) 4.25 Top 30% 13 mins
UK English Basic Skills Test 4.60 Top 10% 17 mins
U.S. English Sentence Structure Test (For Writing Professionals) 3.40 Top 30% 29 mins
French To English Translation Skills Test 4.50 Top 20% 17 mins
Email Etiquette Certification 4.45 Top 10% 15 mins
Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (U.S. Version) 4.25 Top 20% 17 mins
U.S. English Basic Skills Test 4.60 Top 10% 23 mins
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version) 4.75 Top 30% 16 mins
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Work History

86% Job Success
62 hours worked
17 jobs


More than 30 hrs/week

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