I’m an English > French professional translator & localizer with more than 15 years of experience. I worked for 5 years in a translation agency in Paris, before setting up as a freelancer. I am currently living in Rouen, France.
I have strong linguistic abilities and excellent knowledge in my specialist areas:
-IT, New technology & Social Media
-Travel & Tourism
WORK EXPERIENCE June 2006-now: Freelance translator, Rouen, France.
Translation/editing of projects related to IT, New technology & Social Media/Travel and Tourism.
May 2001-May 2006: SDL International, Paris, France.
Full time in-house senior translator/proofreader. Tasks include translation, editing and proofreading of help, documentation, HTML, software files, press releases in the following fields:
IT and Software (Adobe, HP, Microsoft, Toshiba)
Electronics and Hi-tech (Canon, Garmin, Kodak, Sony, Philips, PalmOne, Nokia, Lexmark)
Travel and Tourism (Six Continent Hotels, Le Méridien)
Finance and Legal (Mastercard, Reuters, Visa International)
Manufacturing (Nestlé, Procter & Gambles, Atlas Copco, Corning)
Software consistency checks. Language quality sign-off. Tracking and implementation of corrections. Coordination of projects. Language lead for a number of large-scale projects.
June 2000-March 2001: Bechtle Logistik & Service, Heilbronn, Germany.
German>French and English>French translations of IT-related documentation and Web pages.
1999-2000: DESS, one-year Postgraduate Degree in Translation, Université Stendhal, Grenoble, France.
1998-1999: Four-year course leading to MA equivalent (Maîtrise) specialised in Foreign Languages applied to Translation (English and German), Université de Rouen and Université de Lyon.
Windows 7; SDL Trados 2007; Wordfast Pro; MemoQ 5.0; Studio 2009; Studio 2011 Express; Microsoft Office