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Qualifications & Experience

FREELANCE
Technical translator, Engineering & Military (2003 – Present)

  • Translate ammunition handbooks and engine operating manuals from English and German into French for the defence and automotive industries
  • Support developers of military video games with information retrieved from historical and technical archives
  • Research into ballistics, armour plate, lubricants, diesel and petrol engines mechanicals
  • Specialise in armoured fighting vehicles (AFV) technology

STRATEGIC SIMULATIONS INC, Novato, CA, USA
Technical writer  (1998 – 2004)

  • Write historical scenarios using French, German, American, British and Russian historical and technical archives
  • Write a reference database as a tool for code developers to experiment computer models with real world ballistics and physics
  • Work with international military experts, researchers and museums
  • Build Panzer Commander 2 World War Two tank combat simulation project together with Strategic Simulations Inc., USA, and Ultimation Inc, USA

RAVENSBURGER AG, Ravensburg, Germany
Video games localization specialist (2001)

  • Translate interface and in-game dialogs from German into French for adventure and science-fiction games

CENTRE DE DOCUMENTATION SUR LES ENGINS BLINDES, Saumur, France
Technical writer (1999 – 2001)

  • Translate military tactics handbooks and armoured fighting vehicles operating manuals into English
  • Research into French historical and technical archives for English and German speaking clients
  • Work with museums in UK, USA, Russia, Germany, Spain, Italy and Brazil
  • Write labels in French, German and English for museum exhibits
  • Interact with professionals and military personnel from Germany and USA

F.F.S.B, Berlin, Germany
Military translator (1992-1994)

  • Interpret consecutively for French officers during meetings and on maneuvers with NATO military forces
  • Interpret simultaneously during official ceremonies in Berlin
  • Translate from German into French all correspondence and documents originating from Berlin local authorities
  • Work with German military to ensure security during joint maneuvers

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE, Cambridge, UK
Certificate of Proficiency in English (1996)
Cambridge most advanced ESOL certificate

UNIVERSITE DES SCIENCES HUMAINES D’ANGERS, Angers, France
D.E.U.G Allemand
German studies, linguistics and literature.

UNIVERSITE DES SCIENCES HUMAINES DE STRASBOURG, Strasbourg, France
Law
Droit constitutionnel et droit civil.

LYCEE HENRI BERGSON, Angers, France
Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC, 1990)
Preparatory examination for HEC Business School, Paris.

BUNDESWEHR FEUERWERKER, Garnison Stetten a.k.M, Germany
Feuerwerker und Wehrtechnik (1994)
Interpreting services for ordnance safety

COMPUTER SKILLS

  • CAT SDL TRADOS Studio 2009, MultiTerm, Passolo
  • Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint
  • Apple iWork, iLife
  • Adobe Photoshop, Acrobat, InDesign, Illustrator
  • QuarkXPress
  • RagTime
  • WordPress, DotClear, Joomla, TYPO, Drupal
  • Microsoft Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, 7
  • Apple Mac OS, OS X Server
  • Unix FreeBSD, Linux Ubuntu
  • Lightwave
  • SoundForge