I am an American Translators Association-certified French to English translator based in Boulder, Colorado. I specialize primarily in international development, legal and corporate communications translations and non-fiction books. My clients include NGOs and international aid organizations, law firms, publishing houses and high-quality translation companies.
A day in the office might find me translating vaccination funding applications for countries in West Africa, an employee handbook for a development project in Burkina Faso, press releases for an international food industry trade show or employment contracts for French companies doing business in the United States. My translation of Gilbert Legay’s Dictionary of North American Indians and Other Indigenous Peoples was published by Barron’s Educational Series, and I’ve published two books for freelance translators, How to Succeed as a Freelance Translator (first edition 2006, second edition 2011) and Thoughts on Translation (2013).
My clients also benefit from my active involvement in the translation industry: I served as President of the Colorado Translators Association from 2008-2012, and was elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the American Translators Association in October, 2012. My numerous past volunteer roles within the American Translators Association include French Language Division Administrator, Public Relations Committee Chair and Active Membership Committee Chair. I have presented at every annual conference of the American Translators Association since 2004 and I’ve also given trainings for the SFT (French Translators Association), the New England Translators Association, the Northern California Translators Association and the New Mexico Translators Association. My educational background includes a BA in French and English from Geneseo College and the University of Grenoble, France and an MA in French Literature and Culture from Boston College, where I was inducted into Pi Delta Phi, the national French honor society.
When not at the computer, I can often be found skiing, hiking and biking in the Rockies with my husband and daughter or working in my flower and vegetable gardens. Some of my favorite non-work accomplishments include finishing two marathons (Boston 2000 and Boulder Backroads 2005), trekking in the Nepal Himalaya, skiing Colorado’s 10th Mountain Division huts and riding my bike from Leysin, Switzerland to Salzburg, Austria (not in one day!). My professional website is Translatewrite.com.
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