Member since Apr '06

Working languages:
French to English
Spanish to English

Philippa Smith
25 years turning out perfect English

Local time: 12:00 CET (GMT+1)

Native in: English (Variant: British) Native in English
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I have spent twenty-six years turning all sorts of French texts into very readable, very smooth English.

I can tackle a wide range of subjects, and specialise in the following areas: sociology, philosophy, the humanitarian sector, editorial, governance, tourism, literature and poetry, football, popular culture, art and fashion, beauty and cosmetics, food, third sector, public and press relations and general business (sales, marketing, distribution, advertising, etc.). I can also translate and edit Spanish texts that fall into these areas.

What I aim for when I translate is perfection: translations that do not sound like translations. A great deal of careful interpretation and rewriting therefore goes into my translation work. I adopt this approach with every translation project, from one-page articles to full-length books, such as ALOE, Le Foot, Humans and their Errors and Digressive Society.

I also have some experience in consecutive and simultaneous interpretation during meetings, lectures and classes.

Pricing is per source word and my rates are very reasonable, with discounts for large volumes and NGOs.
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: 746
PRO-level pts: 592

Top languages (PRO)
French to English584
English to French8
Top general fields (PRO)
Social Sciences56
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Top specific fields (PRO)
Business/Commerce (general)67
Textiles / Clothing / Fashion59
Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting39
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters37
Human Resources36
Environment & Ecology32
Poetry & Literature28
Pts in 26 more flds >

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Keywords: literature, business, third sector, journalism, social sciences, governance, tourism

Profile last updated
Oct 5, 2018

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