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Erika Downs

About Me

I would like to propose my services as an experienced freelance translator. I am a native English speaker and translate French and German to English. I specialize in marketing, IT, business and tourism.
I earned my Master’s degree in translation from the Université Catholique de l’Ouest à Angers (France) in 2005. After working for a translation agency as a technical translator/project manager, I set up my own translation business in 2008.
I have experience translating texts in a variety of fields (including marketing, IT, tourism, human resources, video games, mechanical engineering) as well as with transcription, multilingual translation project management and liaison interpreting.
Feel free to contact me if you require any further information. I look forward to working with you.

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Skills & Abilities

  • French - English translation

  • German - English translation

Work Experience

  • Freelance Interpreter and Translator 2008-07-07 - present

    Erika Translations

    ● FR / ​EN liaison interpreting for business meetings, tourismrn● Translation of marketing texts (corporate newsletters, product line presentations)rn● Translation of IT texts (provider offers, company communication)rn● Translation of tourism texts (site descriptions, museum content)rn● FR and EN transcription of audio files and subsequent translation

  • Technical Translator and Translation Project Manager 2005-04-18 - 2007-06-15

    Cabinet Martinez

    ● FR​ / EN interpreting for business meetings, conferences, tourismrn● Translation of technical, marketing, historical, and tourism textsrn● Multilingual Translation Project Manager

  • English Teaching Assistant 2004-10-04 - 2005-04-15

    Académie de Nantes

    Creation of lesson plans to teach English to French childen aged 12-15


  • Université Catholique de l’Ouest in Angers (France) September 2004 - April 2005

    MA in Translation - Trilingual translation and interpretation degree (English, French, and German), cum laude

  • University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa (USA) August 2000 - May 2004

    BA in French, summa cum laudern● 3 semesters spent on exchange in Angers, France studying translation