Member since Jun '12

Working languages:
English to French
French to English

Bertrand Leduc
Medical translator and proofreader

United Kingdom
Local time: 08:35 GMT (GMT+0)

Native in: French (Variant: Standard-France) Native in French
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading
Specializes in:
Biology (-tech,-chem,micro-)Medical (general)
Medical: CardiologyMedical: Health Care
Medical: InstrumentsMedical: Pharmaceuticals
Medical: DentistryGenetics
Chemistry; Chem Sci/EngScience (general)
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Words translated: 16,727
Preferred currency GBP
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 3197, Questions answered: 1178, Questions asked: 449
Payment methods accepted PayPal, Wire transfer
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 3
Glossaries Bertrand Leduc's glossary
Translation education Other - Certified Translation Professional Designation (Global Translation Institute)
Experience Years of translation experience: 8. Registered at Apr 2012. Became a member: Jun 2012.
Credentials French to English (Global Translation Institute , verified)
English to French (Global Translation Institute , verified)
English to French (City University of London, verified)
English to French (Chartered Institute of Linguistics, verified)
Memberships Global Translation Institute
Software Across, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, XTM
CV/Resume CV available upon request
Training sessions attended Trainings
Professional practices Bertrand Leduc endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
I am a fully bilingual certified translator specialising in the medical field. My experience as a translator and proofreader is extensive in the localisation of pharmaceutical documents, which is further supported by my background in biology and biochemistry, but also of material pertaining to cardiology, oncology, medical devices, genetics and health care. Furthermore, in the last three years, I have had the opportunity to work on large volumes of documents, ranging from marketing to IFUs, for a global leader in implant, restorative and regenerative dentistry.

I am a native French speaker with native ability in English acquired by studying, living and working in the United Kingdom since 2000. My excellent writing skills in both English and French (grammar, syntax and vocabulary) combined with my rigorous, accurate and systematic proofing workflow, as well as the software I use, allow me to produce a quality end product that is both faithful to the source document and perfectly adapted to the target audience; a translation that does not look like a translation!

I have eleven years of experience as a biology and science teacher in the UK, mainly teaching A Level Biology (16 to 18-year-old students) in one of the best sixth form colleges in the country, where I prepared the more academically gifted students to pass the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) used by top British universities like Oxford and Cambridge. Even if I value experience more than qualifications, I would like to mention that I have passed the Certified Translation Professional (CTP) examination from the Global Translation Institute, the Science and the General Units from the IoLET Diploma in Translation, and that I hold a BSc in General Biology from Montpellier University in France and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from King's College London.


Translation Experience

Clinical trial related documents (informed consent forms, protocols, amendments, etc.): 600,000 words
Medical instrument descriptions/IFUs (electrosurgical devices, automated analyser, pulse rate monitor, medical beds, trolleys, cots, microtome, laboratory equipment, software, consumables, reagents...): 500,000 words
Dentistry (dental equipment, restorations, impressions, implants and biomaterials, infection control, finishing and polishing…): 600,000 words
Clinical guidelines on various diseases: 100,000 words
Documents for health professionals about Negative Pressure Wound Therapy and skin grafting: 100,000 words
Biotechnology (forms, assays, HPLC, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs)...): 90,000 words


SPCs (Summary of Product Characteristics), PILs (Patient Information Leaflets) and labels in accordance with EMA (European Medicines Agency) and ANSM (Agence Nationale de Sécurité du Médicament et des produits de santé): 1,000,000 words
Clinical trial related documents (informed consent forms, protocols, amendments, etc.): 150,000 words
Documents (leaflets and guidelines) for a leading European company in the field of biomedical technology focusing on devices for vascular intervention and electrotherapy of the heart: 45,000 words
Documents about the disinfection of endoscopes: 15,000 words

LSO (Linguistic Sign-off)/post DTP check

Anatomical Pathology Products (Catalog)
Nuclear Medicine Imaging Systems (guides)
Autoimmunity (diagnosis of coeliac disease, thyroid diseases)
Vial Identification System (from sample entry to final report)
Foetal & Maternal Monitor (User Manual)

Other examples of translated and edited documents: literature for World Cancer Day; training material on cardiology; iPad app for training health professionals about a new drug for COPD management; training manuals about a new drug for ADHD management; information about a range of lung diseases and their risk factors for an international organisation; drug patents; catalogue for a private hospital; EU Declaration on palliative care; medical questionnaires; veterinary pathology (articles); medical records (cardiology); treatment programme for HIV/TB patients; genetic counsellor’s reports.


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Total pts earned: 3275
PRO-level pts: 3197

Top languages (PRO)
English to French2746
French to English451
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Medical (general)1487
Medical: Pharmaceuticals385
Medical: Instruments316
Medical: Cardiology227
Medical: Health Care209
Biology (-tech,-chem,micro-)168
Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng90
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