Web research, translation (English/French or French/English), proofreading, phone handling, data collection, search for links between different topics, facts or people, forum posting, article writing, article spinning, virtual assistance, article reading/summarizing, ghostwriting, data analyses, and more.
Recherche internet, traduction, (français/anglais ou anglais/français), relecture, réception téléphonique, collecte de données, recherches de liens entre différentes choses, faits ou personnes, rédaction de posts, intervention dans les forums, rédaction d'articles en vue d'influencer l'opinion publique, assistance virtuelle, écriture, lecture et résumé d'articles, analyse de données, et plus.
December 2016 - Present
Part time English teacher.
Web researcher and translator (English) for US based online platforms.
October 2001 - November 2016
Private Investigator | ACCESS DETECTIVES INTERNATIONAL
Founder and Manager of a French private investigation agency based in Marseille, FRANCE. Agency specialized in company theft cases, (numerous interventions on-site), due diligence, unfair competition cases, and missing person cases.
Extensive use of the web (search engines, social media sites, professional mailing lists, blogs and forums)
September 2000 - October 2001
Private Investigator in Marseille, FRANCE.
Fieldwork, surveillance, shadowing on car, motorbike or on foot, bailiff’s intervention preparations, photos, videos, interviews, on-site investigations, intelligence and datas gathering, investigation reports.
October 1987 - April 2000
Import/export Consultant, expatriate in South-East Asia (mainly in Thailand.)
Buying agent, export, quality control, sourcing (products or suppliers), company representations, numerous fair and trade show visits. Organization of sport-oriented tours in Thailand, for Europeans and Australian participants. Translation and/or creation of commercial flyers. Advertising (press, clubs, sport events.) Sport magazine article writing. Numerous private or business trips in other countries in the area : Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Taiwan, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, The Philippines.
2000 - 2001
Institut de Formation des Agents de Recherches (IFAR) – Montpellier, FRANCE (PI training school)
All aspects of the activity: investigations, fieldwork, legislation, tel and web use, logistics, interviews, photos, videos, reports, English.
1986 - 1987
Institut de Commerce International (ICI) Paris - France. Cycle de Perfectionnement des Cadres à l'Exportation. Crash course, mostly in English, on the various aspects and legislation dealing with the import/export business.
1983 - 1986
Licence (Bachelor’s degree) LEA English. University Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris FRANCE
DEUG and License LEA. Introduction to the Thai language - INALCO Paris IX-Dauphine. Additional credits: Introduction to international trade, basic accounting.
Other skills, travels or interests
Driving licence. Numerous trips or stays in Canada and the USA (work, family, tourism), to Mexico, Central and South America, Southeast Asia and Australia.
Voracious reader (news, magazines, books, blogs and forums, in English or French).
Holder of a private pilot licence (helicopter) - Group 3, Van Nuys airport, LA, CA, USA