Member since Nov '17

Working languages:
French to English

Adrian Boyle
French-English military/technical skills

United Kingdom
Local time: 09:19 GMT (GMT+0)

Native in: English Native in English
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What Adrian Boyle is working on
Nov 20, 2019 (posted via  Aviation-related radar technical specifications, French to English, 1100 words, for a government department. For me, a perfect match of language pair and subject matter expertise! ...more, + 10 other entries »
Total word count: 42232

Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, MT post-editing, Transcription, Interpreting
Specializes in:
Military / DefenseAerospace / Aviation / Space
Ships, Sailing, MaritimeForestry / Wood / Timber
Business/Commerce (general)

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Words translated: 33,643
French to English - Rates: 0.08 - 0.11 GBP per word / 25 - 35 GBP per hour
KudoZ activity (PRO) Questions answered: 1
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Translation education Other - University of Westminster/Defence School of Languages
Experience Years of translation experience: 31. Registered at Oct 2017. Became a member: Nov 2017. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials French to English (University of Westminster)
Memberships N/A
Software Across, Adobe Acrobat, CafeTran Espresso, MateCat, memoQ, MemSource Cloud, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, Smartcat
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Recently returned to the UK following three months in the south of France, I have been working in languages for over 30 years, and used my knowledge of French, Arabic and Russian during a military career spanning over 20 years.

Since leaving the forces, I have been concentrating solely on French, and have used my language skills in a variety of settings: translating, interpreting, transcribing, cultural mediation and teaching.

In addition to possessing linguistic skills relevant to a wide range of military subjects, I have also worked in engineering (HVAC, oil & gas pipelines), the timber industry, travel and tourism, business operations/contracts, healthcare and hand & power tools. 

My most recent translation projects include a series of operations manuals for a French airline (ongoing, and covering flight operations, emergency procedures, engineering, health & safety, airfield instructions, international regulations and medical procedures), a Transport of Dangerous Goods package for an aviation training provider and the documentation of a large contract for the supply of military vehicles to the defence ministry of a European government.

During my time in the Royal Navy I also developed a keen interest in sub-Saharan African affairs, and have recently been using experience gained in this sphere to contribute to the efforts of a number of agencies in support of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, notably for the eradication of poverty, conflict prevention, public health and sanitation, and humanitarian crisis response.

Widely travelled in the francophone world, and irredeemably inquisitive, I would very happy to discuss projects relating to my niche skills, in addition to any French-English work of a more general nature.

Keywords: Military, maritime, Africa, timber, engineering, HVAC, pipelines, import, tools, travel, information management, intelligence, project management, risk, health & safety

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Nov 20, 2019

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