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English to French

Max de Montaigne
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Local time: 17:16 AEST (GMT+10)

Native in: French Native in French
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified site user
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Services Translation, Voiceover (dubbing)
Specializes in:
Mining & Minerals / GemsMetallurgy / Casting
Environment & Ecology

Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 1
Translation education Other - <b>NAATI : Professional Translator.
Experience Years of translation experience: 20. Registered at Nov 2007. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials English to French (National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters)
English to French (TOEFL)
French to English (English Level B and Level C, <b>United Nations</b>)
Memberships NAATI, Toastmasters International, AUSIT
Software Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, MemSource Cloud, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Antidote, Dicobat, Localizer, MemSource, Nuance PDF Converter, Pagemaker, Powerpoint, Wordfast, Wordfast
CV/Resume Profile available upon request
Training sessions attended Attended 9 training sessions

Professional practices Max de Montaigne endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
From field operations to the delivery of translation services...

Native French speaker, based in Australia, offering professional services as a freelance translator.

• NAATI Accredited Professional Translator English-French (native French speaker).

• Original education: agronomy engineer (ENSA Toulouse), specialised in entomology (PhD) and plant protection. Former United Nations Officer, lived and/or worked in over 20 countries.

• Multidiscipline experience in field projects (agriculture and mining) in Africa and Australasia:

Locust survey and information officer:
— production of bilingual newsletters and reports.
— translation of training materials.
— bilingual interpreter for technical workshops in the field.

Lead translator for a major greenfield mining project in New Caledonia, translations specialised in:
— environmental impact, dust control, water management, H&S.
— transport and assembly of modules, harbour, construction camp, PFDs.
— mining operations, earthworks, hauling roads, ore preparation, conveyors, stockpiles.
— process, operations and control, nickel pyrometallurgy, baghouse, slag disposal.
— control rooms, functional descriptions, operator screens.
— piping, production of P&IDs, SPED Certificate specialty in valves.

...from field operations to the delivery of professional technical translations:

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This user has earned KudoZ points by helping other translators with PRO-level terms. Click point total(s) to see term translations provided.

Total pts earned: 83
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English to French83
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Construction / Civil Engineering20
Engineering (general)11
Mechanics / Mech Engineering8
Mining & Minerals / Gems8
Education / Pedagogy4
Energy / Power Generation4
Finance (general)4
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Keywords: • Mining, mine closure, nickel, gold, coal, machinery, metallurgy, piping, valve, civil, earthworks, health and safety, HSE, container, environment • Biology, science, agriculture, agronomy, insect, entomology, locust, moth, fungus, plant protection • Cambodia, Africa, West Indies, Papua New Guinea, PNG • Buddhism, community, health promotion, international organization, aid agency, United Nations, FAO, newsletter, press release • Exploitation minière, fermeture de mine, nickel, or, charbon, matériel minier, métallurgie, tuyauterie, vanne, génie civil, terrassement, santé et sécurité, HSE, conteneur, environnement • Biologie, science, agriculture, agronomie, insecte, entomologie, criquet, papillon, champignon pathogène, protection des végétaux • Cambodge, Afrique, Antilles, Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée, PNG • Bouddhisme, collectivité, communauté, promotion de la santé, organisation internationale, agence de développement, Nations Unies, FAO, bulletin, communiqué de presse, français langue maternelle

Profile last updated
Oct 17

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