Who I work for
I work for chemical companies producing anything from mascara to grout via hair dye and medications. Most often I work in the pharmaceuticals, adhesives, coatings, and cosmetics fields. I work for academics, especially in chemistry but also in related scientific fields. I also provide the same translation and editing services via language services companies.
How I solve problems
Are you an individual or a company with a scientific translation or editing need? I will help you get your message across to the English-speaking world – whichever part of it you are targeting! As well as translating, I edit texts written in English by those who have a native language other than English.
Are you a language services company, big or small, who wants to place a project with me? I do about 3,000 to 4,000 words per day, five days a week, and I use SDL Studio 2019 for all my work. You’re all set. The work will be exactly what you need – and will likely exceed your expectations.
Are you a fellow freelancer? A translator or technical writer? Organizing a conference? I love working in partnership with other like-minded people. I enjoy editing, translating, and speaking about my areas of expertise. I have experience in helping other freelancers define and develop their specializations and improve their technical writing skills.
Award winners celebrate at gala dinner: ITI’s gala dinner on May 19, 2017 was a celebration of the best in the translation and interpreting sector with the announcement of the winners of the Institute’s awards programme.
I had the honour of winning the Best performance on a translation assignment.
Qualified Member of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting
With a minimum of 3 years’ professional experience, Qualified (MITI) translator membership is intended for translators who have an established career in translation and are recognized for their expertise as highly skilled professionals.
Becoming ATA certified for French to English translation means that I have demonstrated that I meet certain standards of the translation profession for the stated pair of languages. Certification offers qualified and independent evidence to both translator and client that the translator possesses professional competence in a specific language combination. You can ask me for a link to an online ATA verification system that allows a client to confirm my certification.
SDL Trados Certified
SDL Trados Studio is the tool that I use to do my work, to manage my translation projects and related terminology. It helps me to reuse previously translated and approved content across all of your projects. Its concordance, glossary and quality control functions help me optimize my workflow. The provider offers a certification program and as part of my professional development and training I complete it every time a new version of the tool is released.
Senior Product Development Manager then Quality Assurance Manager
Darja Laboratories, Minden, Nevada
Pharmaceutical Development Chemist
SmithKline Beecham Manufacturing, Carrigaline, then Bristol Myers Squibb, Swords, Ireland
PhD in Organic Chemistry
Queens’ College, University of Cambridge, UK I worked in synthetic organic chemistry. My thesis was in the area of Asymmetric Synthetic Methodology and was funded in collaboration with Zeneca. My supervisor was Dr Stuart Warren.
Diploma in French “with credit”
Queens’ College, University of Cambridge, UK
At the time I was at the University of Cambridge, I took their French language diploma program and received a “with Credit” result. It tested translation, comprehension and oral skills.
Master of Chemistry with French, “First Class”
University of Manchester, UK with one year spent in Lyon, France My undergraduate degree was at the University of Manchester, UK, then called the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. I received the highest honors, a “First Class” Degree. This four-year course included a one-year industrial placement in France where I worked at Rhône-Poulenc Research in Lyon. In my final year I specialized in Medicinal Chemistry. I received the Final Year Prize for my class and the Glaxo prize for best Organic Chemistry Project.