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

  • 2020 Institute of Data & Marketing Award in Digital Copywriting

  • 2020 SDL Post-editing machine translation

  • 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)

    • Institute of Data & Marketing