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French to English (Chartered Institute of Linguists) French (Ministère de l'Education Nationale) English to French (Chartered Institute of Linguists) French (Enseigner le Français Langue Étrangère Aujourd'hui dans le Monde) English (Chartered Institute of Linguists)
Ghana Association of Translators and Interpreters (GATI)
I am a bilingual professional with over ten years’ combined experience in fast pace business environments and classroom training spanning a period of 17 years in both English- and French-speaking West Africa, as well as in Sub Saharan Africa. Going forward, I am looking to provide high-end bilingual communication management and training support and consultancy to and within institutions that require very strong organizational skills with a blend of bilingual aptitude, clarity of purpose and a professional sense of responsibility and integrity.
My experience can be summarized as follows:
A seasoned bilingual communications professional with over 10 years’ experience in fast-paced, public- and private-sector organizations, with a focus on information and communications management; research, retrieval and analysis; editorial services
16 years’ experience teaching English and/or French as a second language to non-speakers, with focus on phonetics, comparative grammar, and reading comprehension
+15 years’ experience in consecutive/simultaneous conference interpretation (+1600 hours of in-booth and field experience) and reporting
+15 years’ experience in translation of Technical & Business documentation (French to/from English) with focus on Terminology and Syntax and Structure
Diplomatic experience, with 7 years working contacts in both public- and private-sector organizations in East and West Africa (Benin, Burkina-Faso, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo, Zambia)
Please do not hesitate to contact me anytime, by email or telephone, for any assignment relevant to my experience and expertise.
Harold Assou-Dodji MCIL
Keywords: Ghana, West Africa, Sub Saharan Africa, Translators, Conference Interpreters, Event Managers, French, English, Arabic, Portuguese, Business development