Member since Aug '06

Working languages:
French to English

Melissa McMahon
Intelligent translation

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Local time: 10:47 AEDT (GMT+11)

Native in: English Native in English
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I specialise in lifstyle, travel, cookbooks and academic texts in the humanities. Get in touch to talk about your project!
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Website localization, Desktop publishing
Expertise
Specializes in:
Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.Tourism & Travel
Food & DrinkBusiness/Commerce (general)
Cinema, Film, TV, DramaCooking / Culinary
Philosophy

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 681, Questions answered: 434, Questions asked: 70
Payment methods accepted PayPal, Wire transfer
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 3
Translation education Bachelor's degree - University of Sydney
Experience Years of translation experience: 19. Registered at ProZ.com: Aug 2006. Became a member: Aug 2006.
ProZ.com Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials French to English (National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters, verified)
Memberships NAATI, AUSIT
Software Indesign, memoQ, Microsoft Office Pro, Wordfast
CV/Resume English (PDF)
Training sessions attended Trainings
Professional practices Melissa McMahon endorses ProZ.com's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
Bio
Hello & Bonjour!

I am a professionally accredited translator working from French into my native English, based in Sydney, Australia, with years of experience in a variety of subject areas, including:
- theoretical (scholarly articles)
- legal (contracts)
- commercial (trade non-fiction such as cookbooks)
- artistic (film texts)

I have tertiary qualifications (BA) in French and linguistics, and a doctorate in philosophy. I have also lived and studied in France for lengthy periods, with regular visits in between.

My research and technical skills are excellent: I am proficient in handling various kinds of files and have a good grasp of the general principles of editing and layout.

Sydney is around 8 hours ahead of many parts of Europe, and even further ahead of locations in the US. This can be an advantage for work that needs to be ready "overnight" or shortly after a weekend.

I'm happy to negotiate rates taking volume and technical difficulty into account and provide samples of work in particular areas.

Hope to hear from you soon!

Melissa
This user has earned KudoZ points by helping other translators with PRO-level terms. Click point total(s) to see term translations provided.

Total pts earned: 828
PRO-level pts: 681


Language (PRO)
French to English681
Top general fields (PRO)
Other160
Social Sciences122
Art/Literary110
Bus/Financial92
Law/Patents79
Pts in 4 more flds >
Top specific fields (PRO)
Philosophy70
Education / Pedagogy56
Business/Commerce (general)56
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters44
Cooking / Culinary35
Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.28
Law (general)27
Pts in 46 more flds >

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This user has reported completing projects in the following job categories, language pairs, and fields.

Project History Summary
Total projects96
With client feedback32
Corroborated32
100% positive (32 entries)
positive32
neutral0
negative0

Job type
Translation93
Editing/proofreading3
Language pairs
French to English88
10
Specialty fields
Cooking / Culinary22
Business/Commerce (general)14
Philosophy8
Law: Contract(s)8
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters7
Marketing / Market Research6
Cinema, Film, TV, Drama6
Journalism6
Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.3
Tourism & Travel3
Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs2
Real Estate2
Other fields
Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting10
Poetry & Literature9
Government / Politics8
Mining & Minerals / Gems8
Law (general)6
Textiles / Clothing / Fashion5
Religion3
Energy / Power Generation3
Law: Taxation & Customs2
Automotive / Cars & Trucks2
Telecom(munications)2
Internet, e-Commerce2
International Org/Dev/Coop2
Education / Pedagogy2
Cosmetics, Beauty2
Engineering: Industrial2
Media / Multimedia2
Architecture1
Advertising / Public Relations1
Law: Patents, Trademarks, Copyright1
Medical: Health Care1
Mechanics / Mech Engineering1
Mathematics & Statistics1
IT (Information Technology)1
Insurance1
Environment & Ecology1
Physics1
History1
Anthropology1
Economics1
Human Resources1
Transport / Transportation / Shipping1
Linguistics1
Games / Video Games / Gaming / Casino1
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May 28



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