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About me

Translator (French to English) | Copywriter | Marketer

I am a skilled translator (French to English - UK/NZ), copywriter, and marketer.

I spent six years in marketing roles within higher education, working in particular on advertising, SEO, web editing, social media, and copywriting. Wanting to combine my marketing background with my love of languages, I went back to university to pursue translation. I completed my MA Specialised Translation at the University of Westminster, London in July 2019.

A native English speaker, I was born and spent most of my life (apart from a year in French-speaking Belgium) in New Zealand, where I also graduated from my BA Honours (First Class) in French and Spanish. In 2012 I moved to London, working for London universities, before starting my master's. Consequently, I can translate to, or write in, both British and New Zealand English.

Today, as a freelancer, I am delighted to be able to offer marketing, copywriting, and translation services. These areas of work are complementary, and my clients benefit from my expertise of all three.

Specialisms

Specialisms

marketing

higher education

food and drink

Specialisms in progress

These are areas of personal interest I am currently developing into specialisms.

travel and tourism

sustainability and the environment

Industry memberships

Chartered Institute of Linguists: Student Affiliate

Institute of Translation and Interpreting: Student Member

 

Education

Below I have listed my formal degree-level qualifications. Please also see my professional certifications and continuing professional development.

University of Westminster, London, UK

MA Specialised Translation (French to English): Distinction

September 2018 – July 2019

Modules

  • Specialised Translation (Institutional and Technical) – French to English and English to French

  • Audiovisual Translation and Computer Assisted Translation Tools

  • Quality Assurance and Project Management for Translators

  • Professional Development

  • International Organisations and Institutional Discourse

  • MA Translation Project: French to English translation of anthropological academic journal article (8,000 words) with accompanying preface and annotations (totaling 10,000 words) incorporating translation theory and practical resources to justify translation decisions.
    Target text title: From the Margins: Citizen Engagement of Young Kanak in Northern New Caledonia.

Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

Bachelor of Arts with Honours in French: First Class

Bachelor of Arts, Majors in French and Spanish

January 2004 – December 2006
 

 

Licences, certifications, software

Translation - CAT Tools
MemoQ Level 1 Certification - current user and licence
Memsource

SDL Trados Studio 2019 - Intermediate

SDL Trados Studio 2019 - Getting Started

Translation - Subtitling software

WINCAPS Q4
Amara
Subtitle Workshop 6.0d

Digital advertising

Google Ads Search Certification
Google Ads Search
Google Ads Fundamentals

LinkedIn and Facebook advertising


Website editing and analytics, blogging
Umbraco

Contensis / Zengenti

Wordpress, WIX, Squarespace, Blogger

Google Analytics

Social media management

(Native platforms): LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Hootsuite, 
Sprout social, Buffer
 

 

Continuing Professional Development

I value continuing professional development (CPD) and am constantly striving to improve my work, keep up-to-date with industry developments, and learn new skills and information. I have exceeded the 30 hours of CPD required by the Institute of Translation and Interpreting for 2019/20. Below are some of the workshops, webinars and training sessions I have participated in recently.

Workshops, webinars and training sessions

2019

  • Transcreation: UCL Centre for Translation Studies/Adriana Tortoriello (workshop). December 2019

  • Editing and Revising Workshop (French to English): Institute of Translation and Interpreting (workshop). November 2019

  • Introduction to Humanitarian Translation: Translators without Borders (online course). November 2019

  • 5 Essential Investments to Start and Grow a Freelance Translation Business: Tess Whitty (webinar). October 2019

  • Social selling 101: Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed (webinar). October 2019

  • LRG Wine-tasting evening: Institute of Translation and Interpreting's London Regional Group (workshop). September 2019

  • NWTN introduces, French Connections (culinary translation workshop): North West Translators' Network (workshop). September 2019

  • Google Ads Fundamentals: Google (online course). July 2019.

  • Google Ads Search Certification: Google (online course). July 2019.

  • First steps in mobile app localisation: eCPD webinars (webinar). July 2019

  • Starting work as a Translator or Interpreter: Institute of Translation and Interpreting (event). July 2019

  • National Geographic Traveller Food Festival: National Geographic (event). July 2019