Clothilde Courtois

Translator & Subtitler, Freelance - Translation
London Uk, United Kingdom

About Clothilde

Bio

I am a translator and subtitler.

I hold a Diploma in Translation (DipTransIoLET) from the London Chartered Institute of Linguists (2006).

My language combinations are the following:
ENGLISH and SPANISH > FRENCH
FRENCH and SPANISH > ENGLISH

I am perfectly bilingual in English and French. I was born in France but learned English from the age of two with the English members of my family. I was schooled in a bilingual establishment up to graduation, and I have lived and worked in London for the best part of 17 years.
I also lived in Spain for several years, as well as Colombia, and I speak fluent Spanish.
Languages have always fascinated me, and living in each of the countries of which I speak the language has allowed me to soak in their culture, which gives me a great advantage in terms of real fluency.
I have an excellent grasp of all three languages in every register - from informal, spoken or street language, to formal, business, and varied literary styles.
I use SDL TRADOS Studio 2011, Subtitle Workshop and WINCAPS.

TRANSLATOR, SUBTITLER,
INTERPRETER & TRANSCRIPTIONIST

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Freelance translator, subtitler, interpreter and transcriptionist 2003 - 2012
ENGLISH and SPANISH > FRENCH
SPANISH and FRENCH > ENGLISH
CAT tools and software: SDL TRADOS Studio 2011, WINCAPS.
Professional experience detailed below.

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

 Diploma in Translation DipTransIoLET, Chartered Institute of Linguists, London.
French > English language combination - general, literature and social science 2006
 Proofreading Chapterhouse, Exeter. GB 2005- 2006
 Translation studies at City University, London. 2004- 2006
 Teaching diploma T.E.S.O.L. (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages),
Trinity College, London. 1999
 I.T. Certificates Lewisham College, London.
“Image Manipulation with Photoshop” and “Desktop publishing with Quark Xpress” 1999
 Sound and lighting technician diploma (Association Laser) Paris. 1993 - 1994
 Work experience (1 month) in public relations and communication
Cohn & Wolfe, (Global Communications and Public Relations Agency) Atlanta, USA. 1992
 Work experience (2 months) in public relations and documentation.
Burson-Marsteller (Communications and Public Relations Agency) Paris. 1992

EDUCATION

Communications and linguistics studies at the Sorbonne University, Paris 1992 - 1993
“Baccalauréat A2” with honours (specialised in languages and literature) 1992
“First Certificate” and “Proficiency in English” diplomas, Cambridge University 1987 & 1989
Schooled at L'Ermitage, bilingual section, Maisons-Laffitte, France 1978-1992
From the age of 7, yearly exchanges in British and American colleges and universities (Bement, UMASS)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE DETAILS

REUTERS (Picture Department for Europe, Middle East and Asia) London. 2002 -2004
- Picture sub-editor on the international desk
- Picture researcher for the magazine desk
- Archive editor
- Internal projects manager

"Lost Vagueness Productions", Glastonbury Festival and other event in the UK 2002 - 2005
- Communication and production team
- Organisation and show production

MTV Party "At the Movies", Cannes Film Festival, France 2002
- Interpreter

"Research" (Marketing Agency) London. 2002
- Interpreter, transcriptionist and translator

Cases I Associats (Editorial and Graphic Design) Barcelona, Spain. 2001 - 2002
- French teacher (business) – groups and private lessons
- Translator

R.S.&M (Research, Support & Marketing), London. 1994 - 2000
- Interpreter, transcriptionist and translator (in telecommunications,
business and leisure)

Production of shows and music concerts in France, Belgium, UK, Czech Republic, Germany,
Austria, Portugal, Spain, USA. 1993-1997
- Interpreter / translator / organisation / communication

Freelance English, French and Spanish teacher (groups and private lessons) 1992 - 2007
In Paris, London and Barcelona.

Languages

French, Portuguese, Spanish

Areas of Expertise

Literature, Social Science

I'm passionate about

Languages, literature, travel, environmental issues, capoeira, salsa.

Universities

Sorbonne - Paris