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Graham Sumner (translator French <=> English): 46 years' experience in translating

BSc in Metallurgy and French from the University of Surrey. Graham first came to Grenoble in 1969 on a year's industrial placement, and moved here permanently in 1971. After having worked as an in-house translator for Sogreah, a world-famous firm of hydraulics consultants based in Grenoble, he went freelance and subsequently created SETS in 1986.


David Bailey (translator French => English): 39 years' experience in translating

MA in Modern Languages from the University of Oxford, David first came to Grenoble in 1973 to work for a year as a language assistant, and has been living here permanently since 1976. He joined Sogreah as an in-house translator in 1979 before going freelance, working closely with Graham Sumner. He joined the SETS team in March 1999.


Suzanne Breant (translator French => English): 24 years' experience in translating

BA in Modern European Studies from Loughborough University of Technology and MA in Translation from the University of Salford. During her studies Suzanne spent a semester each at the universities of Angers (France) and one in Giessen (Germany) as well as completing a short placement at BRGM in Orléans. In 1993 she was named runner-up Best Young Translator at the International Federation of Translators' conference in Brighton. She came to work full-time for SETS in 1994.


Christelle Jalouneix (translator English => French): 22 years' experience in translating

LEA (degree in Modern Languages) from the University of Limoges and DESS (equivalent to an MA) in Translation from the University of Grenoble. Christelle spent a semester at the University of Manchester during her studies, and came to work full-time for SETS in 1996.

Tristan Sumner (translator French <=> English & SETS manager): 9 years' experience in translating

Tristan joined SETS in 2009 and became its manager in April 2011, following his father's semi-retirement (Graham will continue providing translation services and his expertise to the company whenever necessary). Tristan is a Franco-British dual national and has studied in bilingual schools from primary school through to the end of secondary studies. He then graduated from the Grenoble Graduate Business School in 2001 (including a semester in Sweden, where lessons are taught in English). Before joining SETS, he worked for six years as international sales manager for a French snowboard and ski brand, his tasks included translating all business documents and marketing material (website, catalogues, etc.).

A network of associate freelance translators:

We have a small network of quality freelance translators to complete the range of languages we can offer and/or to help us when we need to outsource work.

Thus, do not hesitate to contact us for any language combination, as we will likely be able to find a solution for your request.

The following list gives the language combinations for which we have the highest demand and for which we can provide translations through our network of independent translators:

 

Témoignages

Thank you very much indeed for the reactivity of you and your team - you have got us out of quite a tight spot!

Our offer will be leaving tonight (as too will most of our staff) and it wouldn't have been possible without your support.

I look forward to working together again in 2012, in much more reasonable circumstances!

Benjamin Wells, Transport Projects, Coteba, group Artelia (Civil engineering and building, Transport)

 

Thank you, it is a pleasure to work with people like you: professional, honest and cordial. What more could you ask for ? :-)

Kind regards

Laetizia Ricci, Freelance translator

 

Références

Rio Tinto Alcan, RTA's website (Process engineering, Waste management, Aluminium production, Human resources, Health, Safety and Environment)

Rio Tinto Alcan is a leader in the aluminium industry. It is a global supplier of high quality bauxite, alumina and aluminium.

We have been working with RTA for a considerable period of time (having worked initially with Aluminium Péchiney) on various types of documents (technical reports, training or HSE documents, etc.), predominantly from French to English and English to French.

 

K2 skis, K2 website (Marketing, Sport)

K2 is an American ski and snowboard company who is one of the market leaders.

We have been translating their ski catalogue and press releases since 2009.