Roots in England

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I was born in England and acquired French nationality having worked in France for over 5 years. I grew up in the south of England, where my family still live. The west of France is ideally located for regular trips to England.

Studies between London and Brest

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The combined honours course in International Marketing and French at the University of Greenwich offered the opportunity to spend 18 months in France. I chose to spend a semester in Brest, Brittany and went on to do a traineeship with a market study company in Paris. I graduated in 1993.

Newspaper circulation in Paris

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After graduating, I continued working in Paris and was part of the sales team for the newspapers InfoMatin and then The European.

A few years later, I joined Presstalis as distribution manager for several French daily newspapers.

I went on to become import account manager for foreign newspapers, speaking English with my clients and French with my colleagues.

As a direct result of these roles, I have inside knowledge in a variety of fields: import-export, printing and publishing, wholesale and retail marketing, tourism, logistics and transport.

A second career in translation

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Translation is my second career and I believe my translation work is all the more efficient for that.

Despite my experience and bilingual status, I felt that I would benefit from formal training in translation. In 2010, I was awarded an MA Translation with distinction. My dissertation research was based on rhetorical devices used in political speeches and the implications for translation.

Learning is a lifelong habit. I am always on the look-out for translation-related conferences and short courses. I feel that by investing in myself, I offer added value to my clients.

Out and about

La Société Française de Traducteurs

The western France section of the SFT is a particularly vibrant group. We meet every quarter to swap information and ideas, present our businesses and generally build relations between colleagues.

The Classic British Welcome

I am a member of a local association which organises an event during the run-up to the legendary 24 hour race in Le Mans. I work as a volunteer for the event and association activity keeps me in regular contact with local English-speakers.

Club Business Sarthe

I enjoy participating at the local business club which organises events every six weeks. The club is a showcase for local business and provides the opportunity to meet other professionals in a friendly atmosphere.

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