Karen M. Tkaczyk PhD, CT, MITI works as a French into English freelance translator. Her translation work is highly specialized, being entirely focused on chemistry and its industrial applications. She holds an MChem in Chemistry with French (University of Manchester, UK), a Diploma in French and a PhD in Organic Chemistry (University of Cambridge, UK). She worked in the pharmaceutical industry in Europe, then after relocating in 1999, in pharmaceuticals and cosmetics in the US. She set up her translation practice in 2005 and never looked back. She is a well-known speaker and trainer in the industry. Karen lives in Colorado with her French, British and American family. She tweets as @ChemXlator.