Member since Mar '13

Working languages:
English to French

Hervé Michaud
Accuracy and style

New Zealand
Local time: 12:28 NZDT (GMT+13)

Native in: French Native in French
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Voiceover (dubbing), MT post-editing
Specializes in:
Finance (general)Government / Politics
International Org/Dev/CoopLaw: Patents, Trademarks, Copyright
Law (general)

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 277, Questions answered: 106
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 3
Translation education Master's degree - Université de Cergy-Pontoise
Experience Years of translation experience: 16. Registered at May 2001. Became a member: Mar 2013. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials English to French (France: Université de Cergy-Pontoise)
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, MemSource Cloud, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, STAR Transit
CV/Resume CV available upon request
Professional practices Hervé Michaud endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
About me
I am a freelance translator with 14 years experience in various fields ranging from financial, legal, cultural, and patents to name a few. As a French native speaker based in New Zealand, I am able to deliver fast turnaround projects from English to French, as the time difference (GMT+12) allows me to complete overnight projects.

I hold a Master 2 degree in Languages and International Commerce, which gives me a solid background when addressing economic, financial, and legal environments for instance.

I am constantly aiming at producing accurate translations that do not read like translations, while retaining the original style of the source document. I thrive on delivering work that consistently meet my clients’ expectations, building and enhancing relationships through constructive feedback and ongoing exchanges. I will make sure that my work always reflects your style and meets your objectives.

I have worked for many years as a project manager and exhibition content developer for museums and film production companies. In these positions, I delivered a substantial amount of translations for international projects where cultural adaptation and written communications of the highest standard were required. My duties included other translation related tasks, like voice-overs, interpretation services, and supervision work for the translation of large projects (exhibition text and catalogues, related books, marketing and events programmes).

I hold dual French and New Zealand citizenship. I have been living in Wellington, New Zealand for 15 years, but I still spend time in France, as I have recently spent 18 months in Paris. Prior to that, I also lived and worked in England, Germany and South Africa.

My areas of specialty include:
- Law
- Business / Finance
- Marketing and advertising
- Arts and culture, international touring exhibitions and material
- International development and cooperation
- Cinema / film / TV
- Science
- Engineering / manufacturing
- Cosmetics

CV available on request
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: 299
PRO-level pts: 277

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English to French277
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Sports / Fitness / Recreation28
Business/Commerce (general)24
Finance (general)23
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters14
Construction / Civil Engineering12
Engineering (general)12
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