I worked as a commercial lawyer in the UK for more than ten years, specialising in technology and data protection law.
I have a degree in Scots law, but also studied French language at University-level and obtained a one-year diploma in French law from Université Pierre-Mendès-France in Grenoble.
I am now a DipTrans-certified French to English translator, with a particular interest in financial and legal texts, including those falling within my areas of legal expertise i.e. technology law and e-commerce, data protection and privacy, intellectual property, and commercial contracts.
I have experience in translating technical, markets-related content in the asset management field, including articles and fund literature re investment strategy and portfolio construction.
I also have a working knowledge of international development terminology and related translation issues, and a growing interest in this area, as a result of the volunteer translation work which I have done through the United Nations system, in particular for the United Nations Development Programme.