Working languages:
English to French

Philippe Etienne
In the reader's shoes since 2000

Andalucia, Spain
Local time: 03:05 CET (GMT+1)

Native in: French (Variant: Standard-France) Native in French
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About me
Extensive translation experience in the following fields:
Information technology, engineering, appliances, computing, software localisation, technical marketing, automotive, automation, medical instruments and devices, cardiology, laparoscopy, industrial plants, nuclear power, packaging, science, paper, wheat processing, machinery, industrial components...


Services offered

- Translation
- Localisation
- Damage control (from formal checks to retranslation) and assessments

Types of texts

- Press releases, marketing brochures, corporate communication and newsletters
- Presentations, business briefs, fact sheets and white papers
- Manuals/instructions for machinery, scientific/medical instruments and hardware
- Software printed/online documentation and user interface
- Engineering documents and technical specifications
- Training material and aids


Work experience

*Full-time freelance EN>FR translator since 2000
*A few missions of liaison interpreting in nuclear power stations
*One year in Casablanca (Morocco) working in the Instrumentation & Control trade
*Two years in London (UK), first packing in a warehouse, then up the ladder managing office and stock

Academic background

*Higher degree specialising in physics and instrumentation (5-year cursus: DESS) - France
- 6-month internship in a car manufacturing plant researching a brake noise
- 1-month internship measuring selenium contents in a nuclear reactor facility (100kW)
*University education in applied physics (MSc. level) - France

Selection of unprompted comments from agencies or relayed by agencies
(To qualify for a quotation below, you must provide positive feedback. Negative feedback will not be advertised.)

The instructors' comment is that this material is excellent in translation accuracy, readability, flow etc. They are very pleased that it has gone so well. That the delivery was made on, or in some cases ahead of time, has also made things much easier for us. - End customer - large project 05/02/04 - Thank you for this, Philippe. As efficient as ever - 10/05/04, small rush job - Notre client est très satisfait de la traduction [...] livrée ce matin. - 10/05/04 brochure technico-rédactionnelle télécom - Please could you pass on our thanks to all of the translators for remaining available to do the work last night. - Breaking news statement 21/10/04 - Thank you for the excellent translation you supplied. - technical whitepaper 09/11/04 - [End client] asked me to pass you their thanks and congratulations for the very quick turn-around and excellent translation quality provided - Press releases 15/02/05 - The translation went well, excellent work! - Business brief, 19/07/05 - Translation quality is excellent. [...] The number of errors is well below the acceptable level for files straight from translation. - 10700-word QA sample 10/10/05 - The previous translations by the way were really good. Many thanks. - End Customer 06/04/06 - Our client said that it was well translated and read very well - this was an unprompted comment!  Please could you pass this on to the translator. - Case study, 25/04/06 - Thank you for the translation which we have duly received and proved. It was fine. - PR, End customer, 03/05/06 - J'ai eu un super retour du test fait pour [...]. Le client m'a dit que la qualité de la traduction était excellente! - Paid translation test, 29/07/06 - This is just to let you know that the reviewer found your translation perfect. No need to change anything. Great job! - 400-word medical translation, end customer review 04/08/06 - I am positively very surprised by the quality of all the 4 [...] files translated in French I had to review. - End customer comment on 2000 words for medical equipment 30/08/06 - Thank you very much for your perfect work on [...]. I look forward to working with you again. - Concluding an 8-month project (ca 170000 words) 21/09/06 - Nous voudrions juste vous signaler que le client XXX nous a contacté pour nous dire qu'il était globalement très satisfait de notre prestation pendant 2 mois dans [...]. ca. 7000 mots, installation pétrolière, 22/11/06 - I can wait with XXX until tomorrow. You are one of "my" best localizers so I will indeed wait. - About my availability, 22/12/06 - I understand from XXX that your files are excellent and the translation smooth and polished. - 70kwords nuclear power 09/03/07 - your help will be much appreciated because you’re one of our best French translators. - Localisation job offer 14/11/08 - my colleague gave me a great feedback on you - Word of mouth at work, 11/11/08 - j'ai XX mots à traduire pour [...]. Le client veut absolument toi - press release, 06/03/09 - the rest of the document was flawless, which was very impressive considering its size! - 23kwords environment, 07/04/09

Irrelevant information

- Building and flying radio-controlled balsa glider models in my youth: cutter marks on fingertips still visible
- Open-water PADI-certified diver (passed in Australia)
- Driving licences from motorbikes to 44t lorries (expired)
- 10-year horseriding experience (passed "1er degré", aka "bronze spur"): my largest plaster ever worn, from shoulder to waist
- Casual half-marathon runner
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