Chris Musser

Freelance French Translator & Translator

Location:Grant, Alabama, United States
2 Skills
Objective To apply proven bilingual skills in an effort to help the company reach its goals.
Education Bachelor of Arts: Economics
Bachelor of Arts: Biblical and Theological Studies
Minor: Youth Ministry
Covenant College, Lookout Mountain, GA
Graduation: May 2012
GPA: 3.82/4.0
Dean’s List: Fall 08, Spring 09, Fall 09, Spring 10, Fall 10, Spring 11, Fall 11, Spring 12
Work Experience Translator, April 2013 – Present
Firma8, Chattanooga, TN
• Translated documents, ranging from lawnmower instruction manuals to transcripts of fundraising advertisements, from French to English, and from English to French.
• Proof-read all types of documents, both in English and in French, checking them against the original sources.
Sales Representative, May 2010-August 2010
Southwestern/Great American Sales and Business Management Internship, Nashville TN
• Established success principles through direct sales (i.e time management, goal setting, positive attitude, persistence, self-motivation)
• Executed all of the mapping, ordering, inventory, accounting, sales, presentations, public relations, and deliveries of a small business, while working 80 hours per week
• Prospected and approached over 2,000 families from various socio-economic backgrounds
• Over the course of 9 weeks did over 800 sales presentations to qualified prospects, and built a client base of over 300, and brought back a gross profit of over $13,000
• Effectively used trilingual skills to sell to over 60 non-English speaking families
• Relocated to Virginia
Volunteer Manager and Consultant for Fiel Christian Publishers, Summer 2012
Grace Missions, Nampula, Mozambique
• Managed and directed staff, communicating both in English and in Portuguese
• Led teams responsible for inventory and sales
• Worked with director to implement operating changes, increase efficiency, and train staff
Leadership, Awards and Activities • Discipleship Coordinator, Covenant College, August 2009-May 2010
• Spearheaded and recruited volunteers to help with two 24-hour “prayer vigils” on campus, as well as a weekly all-day prayer meetings on campus, Covenant College, August 2009-May 2012
• Member of the Reformed University Fellowship Leadership Team, Covenant College, March 2009-May 2012
• Led a Small Group Bible Study as a part of the Reformed University Fellowship, Covenant College, Fall 2009-Spring 2010
• Volunteer with GLAD, New City Church, Chattanooga, TN, September 2009-May 2010

• Graduated with a French Baccalaureate, Suma *** Laude
• Fluent in French, and conversational in Spanish
• Selected for a National Champion All-Star Baseball team 3 different years
• Member of the Economics Honor Society (Omicron Delta Epsilon)
• Traveled—often organizing trips— alone or in groups, to over 25 countries across 4 continents

• Top First Year Dealer—(top 5% of all first year dealers out of approximately 2000) Summer 2010
• Big Check Award—(net savings of over $5,000)
Sizzler Award—(sold for over $12,000 in 9 weeks)
Skills (2) Rating
French Translation