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I translate from English, Spanish and Dutch to French (France and/or Belgium) and my specialisms are listed here
Simply send your material to firstname.lastname@example.org
so I may assess quality and any other potential issue, and I will get back to you with a quote within 4 business hours, Monday to Friday, 8am-noon/2pm-6pm, Paris time.
My approach is based on reasoned translation
, so please do not expect word-for-word, machine-like translation.
I translate to my native language only and always make sure your translated message reads like original French. Any inconsistency or error in your material will be checked and cross-researched as need be, and you will receive commented originals along with the translation to explain any relevant issue.
"Transcreation" is the contraction of "translation" and "creation".
This term is more specifically used in marketing and advertising, to refer to the kind of creative translation required to adapt brochures, taglines, ads, marketing material, etc. that were initially designed for a given language/market/culture, in order to achieve the same perception and impact in another language/market/culture.
Localization and Quality Assurance tests
Localization refers more specifically to the translation of any text embedded in code, whether in software or websites.
Thanks to my previous 7 years of experience as a software developer, I am comfortable translating this type of content, either directly in code, or in Poedit, SDL Trados Studio or any other tool you may choose.
Quality Assurance tests are of course part of the software development DNA, so I am also comfortable performing quality assurance tests on your websites and/or interfaces after translation to French.
Editing, revision, proofreading and post-DTP check
When sending your material, please make sure you indicate clearly whether you require:
- editing, i.e. extensive correction of poor material to improve style, structure, readability and/or impact;
- revision, i.e. bilingual check against source text;
- proofreading, i.e. monolingual check without
control against source; or
- review of files in DTP software format (I can review your files directly in Adobe InDesign and Illustrator CC 2018 as well as Word and PowerPoint 2016, or in PDF format).
I provide voice-over for corporate trainings, documentaries, audiobooks, etc.
Samples of my voice in French, English and Spanish are available here
(scroll to bottom of page).
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