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July 2014

Hélène Curtis
French Canadian, fast, efficient

Paris, ON, Canada
Local time: 05:24 EDT (GMT-4)

Native in: English Native in English, French Native in French
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certified by the University of Toronto
Account type Freelancer, Identity Verified Verified member
Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading
Specializes in:
Computers: HardwareComputers (general)
Telecom(munications)IT (Information Technology)
Computers: Systems, NetworksComputers: Software
Furniture / Household AppliancesElectronics / Elect Eng
Mechanics / Mech EngineeringManufacturing

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 182, Questions answered: 132, Questions asked: 371
Payment methods accepted Money order, Check, Wire transfer, Paypal
Translation education Other - University of Toronto
Experience Years of translation experience: 8. Registered at Aug 2008. Became a member: Apr 2009. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials French to English (University of Toronto, verified)
English to French (University of Toronto, verified)
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Illustrator, FrameMaker, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, (SDL Trados 2007, 2011, 2014), Antidote, Illustrator, Translation Workspace, Xbench, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, SDLX, Wordfast
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About me

My interest in translating developed seven years ago as a result of working for a company called Koolatron that required translation for their technical manuals. The graphic designer often approached me to proofread the translated versions from various translators to verify the accuracy of the submitted text. The problems she encountered where not no much the grammar but the lack of understanding on the part of the translator when translating a technical manual. My task was to correct the manuals as my job consisted of providing technical support to customers on the various products we sold.

In 2006, I decided to take courses at the University of Toronto to further develop my skill as a translator. I was certified in August of 2008. Since then I have been translating professionally.
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: 200
PRO-level pts: 182

Top languages (PRO)
English to French146
French to English36
Top general fields (PRO)
Top specific fields (PRO)
Construction / Civil Engineering24
Electronics / Elect Eng20
Energy / Power Generation16
Furniture / Household Appliances16
Business/Commerce (general)15
Automotive / Cars & Trucks13
Engineering (general)12
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Keywords: french, household appliances, electrical and mechanical devices

Profile last updated
Jun 12

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