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Patricia Brochu

Language & Communications Specialist

Work experience

Feb 2016Present 

Translation and Communications Lead 

Shire 
  • Review and approve all customer-facing French documents 
  • Coordinate and cooperate with team members to ensure efficient workflows and quality compliance 
  • Manage relationships with internal clients to ensure that efficient and cost effective workflows are in place 
  • Evaluation, acquisition and management of necessary linguistic tools and reference materials 
  • Maintain and manage all requests 
  • Support the design and execution of the internal communication program for Canada; tapping into globally created materials and adapting for use in Canadian markets 
  • Craft and adapt communications materials as needed 
  • Support internal clients with their communication requirements 
Aug 2015Feb 2016

Communications Intern 

Johnson & Johnson 
  • Create communications plans and materials for philanthropic activities, programs and corporate sponsorship events
  • Ensure key corporate messaging is communicated to employees through a variety of platforms
  • Manage and create materials for internal communication initiatives (infographics, plasma screen communications) 
  • Establish processes required to ensure relevant and strategic content is submitted regularly to the Intranet platform 
  • Support Town Hall Meetings through event and slide deck preparation as well as meeting and A/V coordination  
May 2015Dec 2015

Jr Translator  Intern 

Johnson & Johnson
  • Translate, edit and proofread marketing, sales and promotional materials, web copy decks and literature for medical professional
  • Create and build the company's first CAT tool / software and database (Logiterm) 
  • Manage the linguistics mailbox and disperse proofreading and translation projects while ensuring deadlines are being met and processes are being followed
Jun 2015Dec 2016

Translator (contract) 

Special Olympics Canada 
  • Create dynamic and interesting content to be featured on the Special Olympics Canada Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages
  • Ensure social media content is aligned with the International Special Olympics standards and rules for writing and publishing
  • Manage deadlines and staff to ensure event coverage of all athletes and events
Mar 2015May 2015

Test Administrator (Contract)

CMEC
  • Coordinate standardized testing sessions in high schools across Ontario
  • Lead academic testing sessions with groups of 42 high school students while following strict organizational guidelines and procedures
  • Write confidential reports for each of the testing session 
Sep 2014Apr 2015

French Language Facilitator (Contract)

La Cité Collégiale
  • Prepare and deliver weekly lessons for adults working for the Ministry of Finance, Natural Resources, and Education 
  •  Provide sessional evaluation reports to students and managers; prepare tutoring sessions as needed 
  • Create and develop a curriculum for current and  future French retention courses
Jun 2010Sep 2014

Brand Ambassador and Activator

Rooftop Agency
  • Create specific brand profiles to reach a variety of consumers (Jagermeister, Appleton Estate Rum, PlayStation, Tom Shoes)
  • Attend and participate in galas, events, concerts and festivals to promote and advertise the brands 
  • Ensure official brand accounts have a strong social media presence during activations 
Sep 2012Apr 2013

Assistant Manager & Community Outreach Specialist

Lululemon Athletica 
  • Assist regional and store managers with the recruiting, hiring, training and on boarding of new educators
  • Create and deliver social media content for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Organize and manage community events that align with the corporate Manifesto (vision)

Education

20102015

B.A. (Hons)Translation

York University Glendon College

Administrative and legal translation               Business translation

Business communication                                    Effective communication 

Terminology                                                              Editing and proofreading 

Documentation                                                       Medical translation

Writing an article                                                    English and French grammar

20082010

B.A. French  & B.Ed. 

York University 
2007

OSSD

École Secondaire Saint Charles Garnier

Ontario Scholar

Certificate of Bilingualism