Nationality: British and French
Mother tongue: English
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
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 in software development, particularly in Internet/Intranet applications for the financial services industry
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 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
La Société Française des Traducteurs
Chartered Institute of Linguists (London)
Institute of Data & Marketing