Ms. Amanda L Best
Ms. Amanda L Best
Working Languages: French
Other Language(s) Into English: French into English
I am a new translation specialist looking to bring my years of academic experience and training into the professional field. I am a highly motivated and detail-oriented translator, who aims to assure the quality of any project I work on, and to put my passion for languages and knowledge to work for my clients to deliver both a satisfactory product and a good working relationship.
My time spent in academics has honed my research skills, as well as my problem-solving and my capacity to find creative solutions to difficult problems. This makes me a good candidate for a wide range of translation projects, to which I can bring not only a willingness to learn, but a capacity to acquire the skills and know-how necessary for successfully completing a job. I take translation very seriously, and having studied not only the practical aspects, but also the theoretical background of the activity, and the nature of the evolving field, I am someone who brings a high degree of knowledge and expertise into any linguistic or language project.
My background in literature and philosophy provide me with a good basis from which to help my clients in a creative but informed manner, and my personal commitment to quality translation services assures that I will approach each project scrupulously, communicate with my client on all important matters, and assure both a quality experience and product.
My language pairs are French < English. I am fluent in written and oral French (France), and English (USA) is my native language.
General Areas of Specialization: Arts/Humanities
Specialized Equipment and Software:
Basic training on SDL Trados v. 2017 and later
Translator or Interpreter: Translator
American Translators Association Affiliation: Member of ATA
Philosophy, Literature, Research, U.S. English Localization, Video Gaming Industry, Linguistics, Semiotics, Proofreading and Editing, MT Post-editing, Website Localization
BA in English Literature [double major] (2016-2018), Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California, United States.
BA in French [double major] (2016-2018, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California, United States
Masters in Philosophy (MPhil) in Literary Translation (2019-2020), Trinity College Dublin, Co. Dublin, Ireland.
French into English Translation
French into English Proofreading, Postediting, and Editing