Member since Nov '18

Working languages:
English to French
French to English
Spanish to French
Spanish to English

Louise Normandin

Local time: 02:28 PDT (GMT-7)

Native in: English (Variants: Canadian, US) Native in English, French (Variants: Canadian, Standard-France) Native in French
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L O U I S E   N O R M A N D I N

A Canadian citizen, born and raised in the bilingual city of Montreal, I am a native speaker of both English and French. I received my primary and secondary education in French-speaking schools and my post-secondary education in English-speaking colleges and universities. I am accredited by the American Translators Association to translate from English to French as well as from French to English. I am also fluent in Spanish and I can translate Spanish documents into either English or French.



English (native)toFrench (native)ATA Certification: 1987

French (native)toEnglish (native)ATA Certification: 1986

Spanish (fluent)toFrench (native)

Spanish (fluent)toEnglish (native)


I have worked as a language professional for over thirty-five years. Some of my translations have appeared in international journals, Canadian government publications and academic periodicals. In addition to translation, I have extensive experience as a technical writer, primarily in the field of information technology, and as an editor of academic articles in economics, public policy, education, psychology and biology.

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Available for translation assignments

2013 – 2018

Spanish Learner

Became fluent in Spanish by spending five winters in Mexico, listening to the Mexican "Canal del Congreso", and watching award-winning Spanish television series such as "Amar en Tiempos Revueltos" and "Amar es Para Siempre".

2016 – 2017
English Editor of academic articles written by Spanish-speaking scientists

- Centro de Investigación Cientifica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada — CICESE
- Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias Marinas — CICIMAR

1998 – 2013
Bilingual Technical Writer / Editor / Rewriter (English and French)

Drafted policy, procedures, and information technology documentation.
Adapted technical documents to meet the needs of diverse audiences.
Rewrote translated-texts to ensure their equivalency in both languages.

1983 – 2001
Technical Translator (French–English and English–French)
- Academic Articles / White Papers / Non-Fiction
- Press Releases / Briefing Notes / Education Curriculum Guides
- Film Dialogues / Voice-over Narrations
- Contracts / Complaints / Judgments
- User Interface / Help Screens / User Guides / Training Manuals

1978 – 1983
Social Research Report Writer (English and French)

- Drafted project proposals, survey questionnaires, research reports, and press releases.

1978 – 1980
Adult Education – French Language Instructor

- Department of Languages and Linguistics, Simon Fraser University
- Vancouver School Board, Community Education Services
- University of British Columbia, Language Institute


- Université du Québec à Montréal — Qualifying courses for admission to an MA program in Economics (1992)
- University of the State of New York — BA, Liberal Arts (1989)
- Simon Fraser University — Philosophy and Social Science (1973 – 1978)


I enjoy professional challenges, take pride in going the extra mile, and welcome demanding assignments from clients who expect nothing less than impeccable work. I look forward to our first collaboration!

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Aug 9, 2019

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