Who I Am
I am a British/US dual citizen, married to a French/US dual citizen. I grew up in the UK, mainly in Scotland, and now live in the Denver, Colorado area. I work as a highly-specialized French into English freelance technical translator. My formal education gave me both chemistry and language qualifications:
- MChem in Chemistry with French (University of Manchester, UK, 1994)
- Diploma in French (University of Cambridge, UK, 1997)
- PhD in Organic Chemistry (University of Cambridge, UK, 1998)
I worked in the pharmaceutical industry in France (research chemist, lab to pilot scale) as a one-year work placement that was part of my first degree. After my PhD I moved to Ireland to work in the pharmaceutical industry there (development chemist, lab to pilot to manufacturing validation batches). In 1999 I relocated to the USA. I worked as QA Manager in a small topical medical devices and cosmetics manufacturer until 2001.