Member since May '12

Working languages:
English to French
French to English

Le Pont Translations LLC
Bridging the Gap of Language Barrier

Atlanta, GA, United States
Local time: 00:55 EST (GMT-5)

Native in: Ewe Native in Ewe, French (Variants: Standard-France, Canadian) Native in French
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Would you agree that for every person, getting information in one's native language is crucial? That's why I translate and interpret.

Experienced and reliable Translator and Interpreter
We offer the following services:
- Conference interpreting
- Translation
- Proofreading
- Telephone interpreting, OPI (Over-the phone)
- On-site Interpreting (simultaneous and consecutive)
- VRI, Video Remote Interpreting
- Teaching/Tutoring (One on one private French lessons)

My fields of specialization are:
Education, Healthcare, Public Health, International Development, , Business, Finance (General), Tourism, Communication, Immigration, Medical, Legal (general)


EXPERIENCE SUMMARY:
Over 15 years of experience in translation and interpreting from English into French and French into English for corporations in various industries; experienced in leveraging translation principles, strategies and procedures to provide translation and interpretation services for private individuals and government agencies. Specialized in translating and reviewing training materials and personal documents; coordinating the activities of the translation team to ensure consistency and accuracy and conducting quality assurance; over-the phone interpreting (OPI); and on-site interpreting, specifically at conferences and hospitals

Certifications and Special Clearance: USCIS Clearance, Homeland Security Privacy Awareness, HIPAA and Fraud, Waste and Abuse (FWA)
2000: Certificate of Professional Translator and Interpreter by the Court of Appeals Lomé-Togo, West Africa
Certificate of Professional Interpreter by Language Line Solutions (Certificate)

Vertical Markets: Immigration, Medical, International Org/Development/Cooperation, Education, Social Sciences, Business, Finance, Tourism, Communication, Legal (general), and Professional Services

Areas of Expertise: Over-the-Phone Interpreting (OPI), Corporate Communications Translation, Computer Assisted Translation, Editing, Proofreading, Telephone and On-site Interpreting, Teaching, and Tutoring

Experience with the following software: SDL Trados, Power Point, Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat,

WORK EXPERIENCE:
Le Pont Translations
Director of Translation & Interpretation Services: Atlanta, GA 06/11-Present
Le Pont Translations focuses in bridging the gap between corporations and their customers, patients, and business partners. Le Pont specializes in consecutive and simultaneous translation, interpretation, teaching, consulting, corporate communications, and project management.
• Work with various agencies such as: UNICEF, World Health Organization (WHO-Geneva) together with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) and the Global Adults Tobacco Survey (GATS) projects and STOP POLIO training conferences, Georgia Regional Hospital, Northside Hospital, and MODEX SHOW
 Simultaneous Conference Interpretation
 Chief Conference Interpreter: coordinate activities and interpreters and prepare for conference
 Consecutive Interpreting from English into French and vice versa for medical evaluations and procedures, including pre and post- operation assessments


• Translation Project Management
 Define project cost, strategy, and schedule
 Supervise, coordinate and review translation projects

• GATS and GYTS training manuals and personal documents
 Manage project traffic
 Responsible for quality control and assurance

Telephone Interpreter: Language Line Solutions, based in Monterrey, CA 01/10 - Present
• Perform consecutive over-the-phone interpreting for various companies such as Cargill, Toronto Dominion Bank N.A., Visa U.S.A. Inc., Dell Marketing LP, Metropolitan London Police-UK, and Kaiser Permanente
• Monitor and interpret United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Asylum Interviews
• Interpret speeches from English into French and French into English thus facilitating communication between the parties
• Provide excellent customer service


EDUCATION:
1993: Bachelor in Arts with English Major, Université de Lomé, Togo, West Africa
1994: Masters in Arts -Translation English-French, Université de Lomé – Togo, West Africa
2000: Certificate of Professional Translator and Interpreter, Court of Appeals Lomé-Togo, West Africa
*Certificate in teaching and pedagogy, National Institute of Science of Education, Togo
* Certificate of O.P.I (ACTFL)
2013: International Conference for Translators & Interpreters in Porto, Portugal

LANGUAGES: English (Fluent); Native speaker of French (Standard/France); French (West Africa) and Ewe (from Togo and the Volta region of Ghana) and also able to interpret form Canadian French into Standard French

2010: USCIS Clearance

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:
American Translators Association (ATA)
Atlanta Association of Interpreters Translators (AAIT)
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