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Working languages:
English to French
Spanish to French
French (monolingual)

Bertrand Besancon
MS Computer Science

Washington, District of Columbia
Local time: 02:50 EDT (GMT-4)

Native in: French Native in French
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User message
Accomplished translator with large IT experience and excellent writing skills
Account type Freelancer
Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Software localization, Subtitling, MT post-editing
Specializes in:
Business/Commerce (general)Mechanics / Mech Engineering
Marketing / Market ResearchInternational Org/Dev/Coop
IT (Information Technology)Electronics / Elect Eng
EconomicsComputers: Systems, Networks
Computers: SoftwareSocial Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 600, Questions answered: 357, Questions asked: 10
Glossaries IT_ENG_FR
Experience Years of translation experience: 13. Registered at Apr 2005. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials N/A
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, SDLX
CV/Resume English (PDF)
Conference participation Conferences attended
Training sessions attended How to create profitable and rewarding relationships with translation agencies [download]
The price is right – pricing strategies for your translation services [download]
Getting your prices right [download]
Professional practices Bertrand Besancon endorses's Professional Guidelines.
About me
What you can expect:

Quality—I am satisfied when you are satisfied
Reliability—Never missed a deadline


Native French speaker
Fluent English speaker: residence in the United States since 2002
Fluent Spanish speaker: lived 6 years in Barcelona (Spain) (1996-2002)


Expertise in IT/Software, Technical/Engineering, Marketing, Business, Economics/Finance, Education/E-learning through a diverse portfolio of projects for leading organizations (see CV).

Other Experience:

Software engineer (MS in Computer Science, 5 years' experience)
Freelance writer (7 years' experience)
This user has earned KudoZ points by helping other translators with PRO-level terms. Click point total(s) to see term translations provided.

Total pts earned: 612
PRO-level pts: 600

Top languages (PRO)
English to French374
English to Spanish166
French to Spanish40
Spanish to French16
Top general fields (PRO)
Pts in 4 more flds >
Top specific fields (PRO)
IT (Information Technology)40
Law (general)36
Business/Commerce (general)28
Law: Contract(s)20
Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.16
Sports / Fitness / Recreation16
Pts in 56 more flds >

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Profile last updated
Jan 21

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