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Curriculum Vitae

Nationality: British and French

Mother tongue: English

Professional experience

  • After 12/2012 – Managing Director (Neil Allen S.A.S. 788 723 625 R.C.S. Meaux) and full-time professional translator
  • 01/2007 – 12/2012 Full-time professional translator
  • 04/2005 – 01/2007 Part-time professional translator
  • 02/2001 – 01/2007 IT Services Company COGNITIS France Senior Software Engineer, subcontracted to clients:
    • Société Générale (3 contracts)
    • Direction Informatique Services Financiers de La Poste
    • Renault S.A.
  • 03/1999 – 02/2001 Ubizen (Courbevoie, France). Software Developer.
  • 08/1984 – 03/1999 Prudential Bache International (London and Paris). Back office and front office positions.
  • 11/1976 – 08/1984 Royal Navy: Radio Operator
Service at sea: 
HMS Ariadne 03/10/1977 - 28/01/1980
HMS Broadsword 01/04/1981 - 30/08/1982
HMS Danae 05/01/1983 - 26/06/1984

Specialist skills

  • Specialist in software development, particularly in Internet/Intranet applications for the financial services industry
  • Working knowledge of the following programming languages: Java; JavaScript; HTML; XML; Smalltalk; Eiffel; C; C++; Visual Basic; VBScript; Python; PERL; Object Pascal; PHP; COBOL;
  • Good knowledge of the financial markets and economic matters. My knowledge of financial and economic matters is kept up-to-date by reading the specialist press and through the research necessary for my work as a translator.
  • Strong technical, financial and legal translation skills, kept up-to-date by constant research with each different project.

Training and diplomas

  • 2006 Institute of Linguists' Diploma in Translation (French to English)
  • 1998 SUN MICROSYSTEMS: Certified Java developer
  • 1997 Microsoft Certified Professional: Developing Applications with Visual Basic 5 – Windows Architecture 1
  • 1997 The Open University: Diploma in Computing
  • National Association of Securities Dealers Series 7 Examination
  • National Futures Association Series 3 Examination
  • Basic training: Radio Communications, Royal Navy

Professional associations

  • La Société Française des Traducteurs
  • Chartered Institute of Linguists (London)
  • HMS Broadsword Association
  • South Atlantic Medal Association