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English-French Translator
German-French Translator

A multilingual translator, fluent in English (19 years of residence in the US), French native and fluent in German and Spanish, detailed-oriented with over 3 years of experience in designing, developing and programming linguistic software (VisualBasic) and 15 years of experience as a freelancer, I am a self-driven, highly productive translator that has a proven track record of delivering assigned projects on time. I was raised speaking French and German and am now also completely at home with English. My experience in software design, sales and marketing, as well as expertise in the hotel and food industry are my main assets.




Word, Excel and Access



Windows 7 German-French Software Localization
TRADOS 2007 - Studio 2009 - Studio 2011 Driven - Self-starter Information Technology
High-speed Internet Detail Oriented Hotel/Travel/Tourism
VisualBasic Programming Team Player Marketing - Telecoms
Working knowledge HTML  Flexible Mechanical Engineering


Freelance Translator (1995-present)

Translation from English (or German) into French of software, web sites, advertisements, user handbooks, procedure manuals, license agreements, contracts, brochures for clients like Bayer, Best Brands (Gillette…), bmc Software, Computer Associates, Citroën,  Delphi, Fiat, General Electric, Holiday Inn, Honda, Honeywell, Husqvarna, ING Bank, Kärcher, Laboratoires Pierre Fabre, L'Oréal, Marriott, MARS Corp., Merrill Corp., Microsoft, Nestlé, Oakley, Opel, Peugeot, PriceWaterHouseCoopers, Renault, Saab, Sanofi-Synthelabo, Sony, TotalFinaElf, Toyota, Voklswagen-Audi Group, Xerox., San Juan Capo., CA, Int'l Vacation Consultant
(Jul 2001 – Jul 2003)

One of the leading Internet destination marketing company on the West Coast, this company specializes in leisure packages for Hawaii and Tahiti
- Cold-calling, qualifying, warm-calling lots of follow-up and closing of sales in a very competitive environment.
- Medium outbound: 50 calls/day + 25 e-mails/day with suggested itinerary.
- Track record of $80,000 Monthly Gross Sales.

LanguageForce, Orange, CA, Sr French Computational Linguist
(June 1998-July 2001)

The company is developing an Interlingua machine translation system that is able to translate from any given language to any language.
- participation in the creation of a low level language and metalanguage for linguistic programming.
- evaluation of solutions for the classification of the linguistic system: links, attributes.
- design, engineering and implementation of improvements for the information system: variables, indexes, permutations, features of rules, new GUI tools.
- creation, edition and coordination of internal/external documentation for all aspects of the system: system tools, linguistic system, information system.
- programming and debugging of rules for the English, French, German and Spanish languages in all stages, especially in Phrase Analysis and Generation stages, using a C-based proprietary language.
- monitoring, coaching and training of linguists in all technical above-mentioned areas.

RCIM Inc., Corona, CA, Supervisor of Member Services
(January 1996-June 1998)

Responsible for interfacing with worldwide clients (hotel, resorts and time-share). Support and training of agents in satellite reservation offices in Ireland, Argentina and Mexico. Management, control and supervision of 10 customer service agents. Translation into French of documents (rules and regulations, contracts, letters).

ERNEX GmbH, Austria, Sales Supervisor for the EMEA
(January 1994-January 1996)

Creation of warehouse management database. Inside and mail-order sales, creation of catalog. Communication in French, German and English with clients (wholesale of embroideries and fabrics). Invoicing and pricing. Relationship with contractors and vendors.


BTS en Hôtellerie-restauration (Brevet de Technicien Supérieur, B.S. in Hotel Management), Strasbourg (France)

Marketing, human resources management, law, English, Spanish, nutrition, hotel management & techniques , restaurant management & techniques, French cuisine, oenology, hotel engineering and design, mathematics and statistics. Several engineering projects and internships in France and California (assistant executive chef, Bel Air Bay Club, Pacific Palisades).

Saddleback Community College (CA), completed one semester of VisualBasic programming.

Controls, properties, events and methods. Creation of menus, variables and strings and other data types. Conditional operators, loop nesting, repeat code. Keyboard and mouse events. User input and conditional logic. Procedures, functions, scope and passing of data. Dialog box, list box, combo box controls. Arrays. Multiple forms, SDI, MDI. Files management. Printing, graphics and multimedia. OLE, ActiveX, ADO controls. Windows API.

Samples and references available upon request.




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