In a matter of months, 7,000 Syrian nationals have found their way to Bulgaria, a country with little experience in dealing with such a huge influx of refugees. The new arrivals have been abandoned by the Bulgarian authorities, and can only count on the goodwill of the local population. The French journal Courrier International reports on events...
Ebrahim Hamidi is eighteen and is going to die. Ebrahim's country, Iran, has found him guilty of an abominable crime: he is alleged to be homosexual. The charges are said to have been fabricated following a trivial quarrel; the accusations made up by fellow detainees in return for promises to be released; and Ebrahim's confession extracted under torture...
It has needed years of hard work for Coca-Colaâ€™s laboratories in Atlanta to develop a formula that combines sugar and stevia, with researchers facing a double constraint: how to substantially reduce the sugar content whilst ensuring that the flavour stays at its best...
With clients including Agence France Presse, business magazines and academic journals, publication-quality translations have been my core métier since the year dot.
I've recently delivered articles for publication bearing titles as diverse as "Behind the scenes at Pazflor: the world's largest oil platform", "Experiential Learning at the French Post Office" and "Managing the Process or Process-Driven Management?"
Book reviews have ranged far and wide, from Seth Godin's La Supercherie d'Icare to Michael Claessens' Petit Éloge de l'Incompétence.
I have a proven record of achievement not just as a professional translator but also as a published writer - meaning that I am sensitive to nuances of language, style and syntax.
Household names such as English Heritage, Oxford University and Cambridge University have all recently featured articles that I have written, as well as magazines as diverse as History Today and When Saturday Comes.
My versatility as a translator and writer is reflected in my writing portfolio, which includes subjects as diverse as the English Freud, crocodiles in the Sahara, the oil industry in Gabon and Malta's pre-historic temples... not to mention the FIFA World Cup, the outsider in American literature and depression in elite athletes.
You can see some examples of my academic and journalistic writing on this site.
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