Working languages:
French to English
English to French
English (monolingual)

Nicola-Jane Alexandra Stevenson
Archaeology/geology specialist

London, England, United Kingdom
Local time: 15:09 GMT (GMT+0)

Native in: English (Variant: British) 
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading
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KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 8, Questions answered: 2, Questions asked: 8
Payment methods accepted PayPal, Wire transfer
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 2
Translation education Graduate diploma - London City University
Experience Years of translation experience: 6. Registered at May 2011. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials French (University of Birmingham, verified)
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Software Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Indesign, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Quantum GIS, Powerpoint, Wordfast
Website http://
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Bilingual French/English translator with excellent experience within and Anglo-French environment in the archaeology sector, and

A part-time freelance translator based in London, I specialise in academic and scientific texts from French to English. I have a background in archaeology, having worked as an archaeologist and archaeological supervisor for nearly 10 years, both in the UK and in France. I also translate official documents such as driver's licences. birth certificates, and insurance statements from French to English and vice versa.


I graduated with a 2:1 BA Joint Honours in Archaeology and Ancient History/French Studies from the University of Birmingham in 2004. More recently I achieved a merit in the Principles and Practice of Translation (French-English) postgraduate certificate from London City University in 2012. I believe that continual personal development is important both for keeping up to date with the industry and to ensure that I carry on developing and expanding my skills. I will be beginning and Arabic language course with Imperial College in October 2016.


My specialist areas are archaeology, geo-archaeology, and history. Having spent 10 years working in the preventive archeology sector and 1 year as a curator of archaeology at Historic Royal Palaces, I have acquired knowledge of both practical field archaeology techniques as well specific terms related to this discipline and historical knowledge. I have worked on many archaeological sites in the UK, France and Egypt spanning from the Neolithic period to the Modern era and have contributed to a number of archaeological reports. My experience in this field gives me the understanding required to translate archaeology and geology related texts accurately. Although this is my specialist field, I also have a great interest in the general science and technology and have acquired experience in translating texts related to these fields through my own personal and tutored study. I am equally interested in subjects relating to culture, travel and current affairs.


I translate mainly from French into my mother tongue, English. I also offer proofreading and editing of translated texts and English monolingual text editing.


My aim is to always provide a friendly approachable translation service that you can rely on, where every piece of work is completed with dedication, arrives to you on time and is 100% accurate. I have the advantage of having lived and worked in France for 8 years within an Anglo-French environment, where my language skills have always been called upon and have therefore been able to continuously improve and develop. I am bilingual and have a thorough understanding of both cultures, which gives me a great advantage when it comes to translating.

I am highly motivated and I hope my love of translating and passion for language translates into the work that I do. Do check out my website for more details: Translation Ninja and my blog for some light reading: Ninja Musings
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Keywords: Archaeology, French, geomorphology, science, technology, geology, travel, ancient history

Profile last updated
Sep 11, 2016

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