Member since Dec '08

Working languages:
English to French
Portuguese to French
French to Portuguese
English to Portuguese
French to English

Yves Bergougnoux
A half-blood’s look at Brazil and Europe

Asnières-sur-Seine, Ile-De-France, France
Local time: 16:26 CEST (GMT+2)

Native in: French (Variants: Standard-France, Haitian, Canadian, Swiss, Belgian, African) Native in French
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Relocated to Europe after 20+ years interpreting and translating in Brazil

1998-June 2019: founded and managed Idiomatique Traduções Ltda, a LSP based in Rio de Janeiro.

- Over 1,158 days personally interpreting from/into FR APT-BR A and EN B(retour).

- Chief interpreter; rental of Williams Sound’s Digi-Wave equipment;AIIClisted member in 2008-2009.

- Translations/proofreading: FR & EN>PT-BR, PT>FR, EN>FR. A freelancer for the IMF since 2012.

- Emblematic interpretations:

- Master in Management from the French business school ESSEC (Grande Ecole programme);

- A dozen articles published as the French newspaper Les Echos’ foreign press correspondent in Brazil.


FR< >PT-BR: over 857 days; EN< >PT-BR: over 258 days; EN< >FR: over 65 days, as of June 2019

Live experience on TV/radio. Solid consecutive technique. Retour is common in Brazilian booths.

Rental of Williams Sound’s Digi-Wave portable equipment (up to 100 headsets).

Special achievements:

-The World Economic Forum Latin America in São Paulo, March 2018: chief interpreter for 20 colleagues across 6 meeting rooms in EN/ES/PT-BR;

-Rio 2016, the Summer Olympic Games: co-organizer and chief interpreter (9 interpreters, EN/ES/PT-BR) of a  talk show broadcasted on SporTV (Globosat). IOC's Golden Rings award winner:

-FIFA World Cup, Brazil 2014: co-organizer and chief interpreter (9 interpreters, ES/IT/DE/PT-BR) of a talk show broadcasted on SporTV (Globosat):

-Rio+20, Rio de Janeiro 2012: chief interpreter for the French stand and for a UN side event on alternative financing.



Technical and literary translations, checking/editing/proofreading.

Economy/management/marketing/finance/accounting/law; Human & social sciences; arts & culture; energy/environment/transport.

CAT toolsMateCat. Testing Trados-compatible for MacOS: MemSource, CafeTran, Wordfast and OmegaT. 

Special achievements:
EN > FR: 1 entire negotiation handbook, published in France by Eyrolles.

PT-BR > FR: 1 entire book on history of psychoanalysis, published by L'Harmattan; several screenplays.

FR > PT-BR: an awarded short-story in PT-BR, published in the women's magazine Noiva Moda.

EN > PT-BR: 2 entire management handbooks published in Brazil by FGV Editora.

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