Cheryl (fsutrill)

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About 8 years ago Female 50s
United States
English (Native) French Haitian Creole
Music Food/Recipe/Menu Journalism Publishing/Press Release Travel
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Je suis une Américaine qui habite en France depuis 2002. J'ai trois enfants, dont deux sont nés aux USA et la cadette ici, à Lyon. Je suis diplômée en éducation musicale (BMe, Florida State University, 1991). J'ai enseigné la musique aux enfants de 5-11 ans pendant huit ans.
J'ai quitté cet emploi pour ouvrir une école privée en tant que directrice. Après deux ans, nous sommes partis vivre en France. Ici, j'ai travaillé deux ans pour l'Inspection Académique du Rhône en tant que linguiste. Ma tâche était de former les institutrices en anglais. Au cours de la deuxième année, j'ai été embauchée en tant qu'éditrice pour un magazine en anglais à destination des enfants français des cycles 1-2. Pendant ce temps, j'écrivais aussi des articles, faisais la relecture des magazines (en anglais et en français) et corrigeais les textes parfois écrits en anglais par des Français. Nous avons aujourd'hui lancé un deuxième magazine pour les enfants au collège. Je suis chargée d'écrire tous les textes, choisir toutes les illustrations et collaborer avec une graphiste pour la mise en page. Mes autres passions incluent la cuisine, la lecture, la musique et la photographie. En général, je suis très curieuse du monde qui m'entoure et si je ne comprends pas quelque chose, je sais où chercher les réponses. Je fais toujours mon possible pour rendre des textes écrits dans un anglais naturel avant tout.

I am an American living in France. We arrived here in 2002. I have three kids, two of whom were born in the US and the youngest born here. My degree is in Music Education (BMe, Florida State University, 1991). I taught music to primary school children for 8 years. I left the public school system to open a private school and serve as the director. After 2 years at that position, we left the US to live in France. Here, I worked two years with the French Board of Education as a linguist/language assistant. My responsibilities included teaching English to primary school teachers, write linguistic lesson plans and write a newsletter and blog for the English department of the Board of Education. During my second year as a linguist, I was hired to work as the editor in chief of J'apprends l'anglais, a magazine for French children 6-10 years old. I also wrote articles for, proofread and edited our publisher's articles that appeared in the magazines for adult language learners. I have also been a proofreader for the French language magazine. After three years, our publisher launched a new magazine for kids ages 8-14 called Go English Kids. I choose all themes, write all the texts, choose all illustrations and collaborate with a graphic designer who does layout. My other passions include cooking, reading, music and photography. In general, I am very curious about the world around me and if I don't understand something, I know where to find answers. When translating texts from French to English I always try to make the language as natural as possible, the goal being that it doesn't sound like a translation, but rather something written by a native speaker.

Expertise

Skill Experience
Word Over 5 years
Article & blog creation Over 5 years
Proofreading / Review Over 5 years
Transcription Over 5 years
Editing Over 5 years
Research Over 5 years
Teacher Over 5 years
Language teacher Over 5 years

Work Experience

Term Company Department
2016/8 - 2018/12 Gengo.com Fr-EN (GB) Translator
2007/1 - 2018/9 Editions Entrefilet Redactrice en chef, J'apprends l'anglais et Go English Kids
2007/1 - 2018/12 Editions Entrefilet Freelance writer
2004/8 - 2006/6 French Board of Education Linguist/Language assistant
1992/1 - 1998/8 Clayton Co Schools, Atlanta, GA, USA Music teacher

Education

Term Institution
1987/8 - 1991/12 Bachelors Degree in Music Education at Florida State University

History of Residence

Term Country State City
2002/4 - 2016/10 France Lyon
1992/1 - 2001/8 United States Georgia Jonesboro
1987/8 - 1991/8 United States Tallahassee Florida

Specialties

Language Pair Area of Specialty Experience Description Example Translations
English → English Music 25–50 years been a musician since I was 10.
English → English Food/Recipe/Menu 15–20 years Written for the food section of several European Magazines.
English → English Journalism 5–10 years Was a freelance writer for magazines that were written in English for French people learning English at both beginner and intermediate levels.
English → English Publishing/Press Release 15–20 years Written many articles on pedagogy throughout the years.
English → French Music 10–15 years Moved here in 2002 to teach music
French → English Food/Recipe/Menu 5–10 years Attended the Bocuse d'Or to interview French people for our magazine.
French → English Travel 10–15 years Certified French-->English translator.
French → French Food/Recipe/Menu 5–10 years Interviewed French people (chefs, etc) in France about food and wine

Work History

LEVEL & LANGUAGE PAIR Market Projects
(Completed / In Progress)
Standard Requests
(Translation Jobs / Total Words Translated)
Light Requests
(Translation Jobs / Total Words Translated)
Starter English ≫ French 1 0  / 0 13  / 579
Starter French ≫ English 1 0  / 0 1  / 554
Starter Haitian Creole ≫ English 0 0  / 0 0  / 0
Starter English ≫ Haitian Creole 0 0  / 0 0  / 0
Starter Haitian Creole ≫ French 0 0  / 0 0  / 0
Starter French ≫ Haitian Creole 0 0  / 0 0  / 0

Working Data

Working Hours
last 6 months (hour / month)
Submission Rate
(submission count / order count)
325 hour / month 90 % (28 / 31)