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Freelance Proofreader & Editor

Location:Atlanta, Georgia, United States
2 Skills
2053 Northside Drive
Atlanta, GA, 30305
Telephone : 404-694-3741


• Twenty four years of extensive experience in translation, editing, proofreading, writing and conference interpreting for the medical, pharmaceutical, IT, Telecom, legal sectors.
• Twenty years of experience in an executive and management capacity in communications, business development, project development and implementation, with a successful track record achieving company goals and positively affecting the bottom-line in diverse industrial settings.
• Expertise in business development, communications, international negotiations, customer presentations, strategy development with an impact on product marketing, advertising, promotion and management in support of competitive positioning solutions.

• Post-Graduate degree English/French in simultaneous conference interpretation, IPLV, Angers, 1992
• Post-graduate Degree in Translation and Interpretation from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C, 1989.
• Training in Business Management, Georgetown University, Washington D.C, 1989.
• M.A, in Communications and Languages, La Sorbonne, France, 1986
• Post-Bac degree in Writing from UC Berkeley University
• Pre-Med Student at Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 2002 – current
• MPH student at University of Florida

Fluent in French, Italian, Portuguese, Mina, Ewe (West African dialects)


From May 2003 to Current

Touareg - Chief Executive Officer for the French and US entity of Touareg
Localization and Translation Services Provider
Editor for technical translations in the IT, Telecom, Financial, Legal,
Pharmaceutical, Medical
Simultaneous and Consecutive Interpreter, Editor and Writer

Total responsibility
? To implement the strategic goals and objectives of the organization
? Enable the Board to fulfill its governance function
? Give direction and leadership toward the achievement of the organization’s philosophy, mission, strategy, goals and objectives.
? Overseeing HR, Marketing, Sales, Quality Management departments
? Perform regular missions of technical translation editing and simultaneous interpreting for clients in the new technologies, legal and medical fields.

Moravia, Inc. Director Business Development – Interpreter
April 2002 - to April 2003
Entire responsibilities for Business Development activities for the North American market.
Reporting to President of Moravia, USA
Company provided localization solutions and services to Fortune 2000, in the IT
and Telecom sectors.

? Perform regular missions of technical translation editing and simultaneous interpreting for clients in the new technologies, legal and medical fields, as well as writing and editing.

Bowne Global Solutions - Sr. International Business Development Director - Interpreter
April 2001 to April 2002
Company - Provider of end-to-end Globalization Solutions to the world's leading organizations conducting Business internationally.

* Perform regular missions of technical translation editing and simultaneous interpreting for clients in the new technologies, legal and medical fields as well as writing and editing.

Lionbridge Technologies, Sr. International Business Development Director - Interpreter
May 2000 - April 2001
Company - Provider of Multilingual Internet Services to the world's leading organizations that are conducting eBusiness in many languages.
• In charge of global sales and strategic alliances for the eCommerce division of Lionbridge.
• Responsible for Lionbridge's relationships with major Fortune 2000 clients worldwide, with a focus on e-Commerce.
• Designed and implemented customized sales strategies.
• Managed territory successfully.
• Worked with operations to coordinate engagement execution.
• Fully responsible for the growth and profitability of my dedicated accounts.

* Perform regular missions of technical translation editing and simultaneous interpreting for clients in the new technologies, legal and medical fields as well as writing and editing.

GLUE Communications/Xcelerate, New Business Development Director, Atlanta, GA, May 1999 to June 2000
Company - Communications Agency developing integrated marketing strategies for Fortune 500 companies. Merged in 2000 with Xcelerate - A full-service e-business solutions provider offering path from concept to implementation.

• Total responsibility for developing and managing a wide range of sales prospects and establishing profitable relationships.
• Total responsibility for planning, developing and managing marketing plans and programs in support of marketing and business development efforts.
• In charge of defining Marketing Communications strategies for the Interactive Agency's image promotion.
• Writer for the Agency

ULTRAK INC., Product Coordination Director, Lewisville, Texas, March 1998 to February 1999.
Company - A world leader in closed-circuit television, access control, facility management, communications and audio.

• Total responsibility for coordination and liaison between product management and marketing communications in charge of all-related collateral scheduling and packaging.
• Globally responsible for the overhaul of all translation, interpreting and documentation processes within the company, in charge of the entire reviewing and proofreading of spec sheets and manuals, as well as of all marketing collateral packages.
• Total responsibility of international product marketing coordination.
• Company interpreter (very technical subjects)

THE WORLD INTERFACE, Executive Director, Grenoble, France and Plano, TX, from February 1992 to February 1998:
Company - Business specialized in communications, management consultation, technical translation and interpretation.

• Initiated and developed this start up business.
• Total P & L responsibility for the planning, organization and start up of this business enterprise.
• Record of success in the creation and implementation of innovative marketing concepts and strategies to introduce and promote this company and its amenities.
• Developed and maintained an active client base spanning both Europe and the United States.
• Recruited, trained and managed a staff of 16 communication, marketing and sales professional experts.
• Created and marketed innovative concepts and services which resulted in successful company promotion. Responsibilities included translation and interpreting as well as project management.

GRENOBLE ETUDES, Marketing Communications Manager, Grenoble, France, June 1991-January 1992
Company - European consulting firm specialized in the engineering, development and refinement of new technical products.

• Developed and implemented successful strategies to market products and services while building strong associations with clients based on superior service quality.
• Headed the Translation and Interpretation Division of the Consulting firm managing a team of 8 translators, 5 interpreters, reviewers, and editors.

Free-lance Translator, Interpreter, Editor and Writer USA, Europe, 1987- 2005 for organizations such as EEC, UNESCO, The World Bank, The International Monetary Fund, ATT, CDC, Hewlett-Packard, EDS, Bristol-Myers Squibb, AstraZeneca, Biomérieux, Medrad, Medronic, WHO (World Health Organization) among others.
Interpreter for the Mayor of Grenoble, France; the President of Kodak France;

Major accomplishment - Excelled in the Art of technical translation , simultaneous interpretation from English, Italian into French and French into English, as well as editing and writing.
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