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Summary

I am an experienced English to French translator specialized in environmental and development topics.

I have been working as a home-based free-lance translator for several NGOs and as an in-house translator for UN Environment for the past 7 years.

I am very independent, flexible and I am committed to my work.

Work History

Dec 2014Present

French translator

UNEP - Department of Communication
  • Translating a wide range of documents on a daily basis such a press release,  stories, speech, policy brief, concept notes, annual report etc.
  • Keeping UNEP French websites up-to-date
  • Managing French content on unep.org/french and other sub-websites
  • Community manager for 2 Social Media platforms: @ONUEnvironmt (16K followers) and Facebook UN Environment profile (over 60K likes) in French
Sep 2010Dec 2014

French Teacher

UNON - Staff Department Training Unit
  • Teaching French to UN staff (both General and Professional) from beginner to advanced level
  • Developing and designing teaching material and strengthening the curriculum
  • Preparing students for Language Proficiency Examination UN examination (LPE)
Dec 2010Dec 2014

Freelance translator (English-French)

DDG, UNEP ProEcoServ, UN-Habitat PSUP, GESCI, Stop Ivory
  • Translating, editing and proofreading for several international organizations
Sep 2008Sep 2010

Education Officer

Alliance Française of Nairobi & French Embassy in Kenya
  • Organizing trainings for Kenyan teachers of French in France and in Kenya (University lecturers and Secondary school teachers)
  • Developing an online Directory of French Teaching In Kenya: http://frenchinkenya.com/new/
  • Developing scholarship programmes in partnership with French universities in France to enable university lecturers and secondary school teachers to complete their education in top French universities
  • Setting up connected resources centers in the best public schools throughout the country
  • Liaising with Kenya National Examination Center (KNEC)  and Kenya Institute of Education (KIE) to ensure French examination in Kenya and curricula are matching international standards
  • Managing a 2 million euros Priority Solidarity Fund (FSP)
Sep 2007Jul 2008

French lecturer

University of Medan
  • Teaching undergraduate students from beginner to intermediate level
  • Facilitating weekly meetings with Indonesian lecturers
  • Supporting the local Alliance Française and its activities
  • Liaising with the Linguistic Attaché posted at the French Embassy in Jakarta

Education

Oct 2005Jul 2006

1st year of Master Degree of Arts (Literature)

Jagiellonian University of Krakow

French and Foreign Literature, Grammar, Linguistics and Arts
In the framework of European Student Exchange Programme ERASMUS

Oct 2002Jun 2005

Bachelor of Arts (Literature)

Université d'Orléans

French and Foreign Literature, Grammar, Linguistics and Arts

Skills

Translation

Translation from English to French of Press release, concept notes, speech, reports

Proofreading & editing

Experience in proofreading and editing for international organizations

Social Media

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkdIn, YouTube

Social Media Tools

Conversant with Social Flow, Hootsuite, Buffer, TweetDeck, SumAll, Twitter analytics & Facebook Insights

Content Mangement System

Drupal 8 and Wordpress

Graphic Design

Conversant with Canva, intermediate with Photoshop

Hobbies & Interests

Yoga Ashtanga and Dharma Mittra yoga - regular practice since September 2009 (teacher Ms. Oriane Torode, Sharon Moon and Brenan Winter)
Travelling - traveled in 29 countries
Photography
African Literature