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Graduating with a bilingual degree from the Université d'Ottawa in 1989, I pursued graduate courses in Philosophy until 1993 on an Ontario Graduate Scholarship, which included a university assistantship.
Since that time, I have worked in many different positions, always in French and English, teaching telephone technology and job training skills, designing large scale call processing systems, teaching French as a supply teacher in the public school system, working in public relations in the nuclear research field, collecting data for the Consumer Price index, conducting field audits as well as working in consulting conducting research and designing large scale market surveys, among others.
I have been working out of a home office for the last 7 years, running all aspects of large scale web-based seminars in social marketing for NGOs and special interest groups as well as providing freelance translation and editing services full-time for the last two years.
Below is a non-exhaustive list of departments and companies I have worked for.
Department of National Defence
The University of Montreal
The University of Quebec
The Senate of Canada
The House of Commons
The National Research Council
Atomic Energy of Canada
Sustainable Development and Technology Canada
Stevenson Kellogg Ernst & Whinney
I have also worked for many private clients around the world, who cannot be identified for confidentiality reasons.
A sampling of recent documents I have translated includes: A Study in Urban Geography for the University of Montreal, documents for the Department of National Defence, The Congo Labour Code, Mining Code and Investment Code, 100,00 words for The Global Fund Africa Project, the Altissimo France website, as well as numerous contracts and proposal documents in information technology and telecommunications systems. A generalist, I have a background in many fields and am known for my ability to provide consistent, fast and quality translations and editing.
I have also done numerous pro bono translations for Translators Without Borders - work that I have enjoyed immensely.
You may read more about this work at http://translorial.com/2012/01/01/translating-for-humanity/ and http://twbnewsletter.translatorswithoutborders.org/gail-desautels/
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French to English
Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.
Keywords: french to english, translation, editing, localization