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Who are we ?

Founded in 2022, Traductions du Sud-Ouest (Tradu-SO) is based in Cahors, in the Occitanie region of France, and is run by Karl Wilson.

A former commercial counsellor serving in the French diplomatic service in many countries, Karl left the civil service in 2012 to set up a translation and interpreting business in New Zealand to indulge in his love and passion for languages. After 10 years in the beautiful capital city of Wellington, the covid crisis led us to rethink our priorities and to return to our home country.

The choice of Cahors and the South-West in general was obvious because of the strong historical, cultural and tourist links with the Anglo-Saxon world. Karl is a full member of the New Zealand Society of Translators and Interpreters (NZSTI) and was its National President until 2016. He is also certified by NAATI (the Australian Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters) for interpretation between French and English.