About The French Key

Corinne DurandThe French Key was founded in 2001 by Corinne Durand, a freelance translator with previous professional experience in Project management, Customer service and Quality assurance for a world leading computer manufacturer.

A French native and speaker of 4 languages, Corinne moved to Scotland in 1991 after obtaining a Masters degree in Foreign Languages applied to Business Studies from Toulouse Le Mirail University and following one year placement in the Business School of Zaragoza, Spain aimed at furthering her linguistic and professional abilities.

In 2001, Corinne decided to set up her translation business, confident that her linguistic skills and business experience would allow her to offer quality services and spend her working life doing something she loves doing. She has been proved right, seeing over the years her client base grow while continuing to consolidate her abilities with professional development and experience.

In 2011 her professional achievements were formally recognized as she became accredited as a qualified member of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (MITI).

Corinne is also a keen member of the ITI Scottish network. When time allows, she also works as a volunteer for Translators Without Borders, for which she has donated over 52 000 words in translation to date, and also managed a project on Communicable diseases on behalf of AMREF in 2012.

Corinne lives in Scotland with her family, cat and dog, and her personal interests include music, food, yoga, photography, art, and, on a more serious note, international development, politics and environmental issues.