Working languages:
French to English
English to French

Michael Berke
Professor of French

Alameda, California, United States
Local time: 17:36 PST (GMT-8)

Native in: English Native in English
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter
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Services Editing/proofreading, Transcription, Translation, Voiceover (dubbing), Subtitling, Interpreting
Specializes in:
Art, Arts & Crafts, PaintingInternet, e-Commerce
Media / MultimediaPrinting & Publishing
Telecom(munications)Textiles / Clothing / Fashion
Transport / Transportation / ShippingComputers (general)
ManufacturingCooking / Culinary

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Experience Years of experience: 23. Registered at Feb 2019. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
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Software Adobe Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Indesign, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint

My name is Michael.  I hold a B.A. in Liberal Studies from U.C. Santa Barbara (1987) and a Master's Degree also from U.C. Santa Barbara in French Language and Culture (1991).

I am American-born, but speak fluently and I am told with little to no accent.

I have spent a significant amount of time in France (about 2.5 years altogether) and have traveled to several francophone countries including French Polynesia, Montréal, Québec, and Martinique.

I have worked in various industries in which I have been able to utilize my language skills.  These industries include "Import/Export" ("L'Herbier de Provence"); Food/Wine/Hospitality (Restaurant Owner "La Bonne Crêpe" and "Café Chaise") and in the hotel industry (Hotel Sofitel, Redwood City, Asst. Restaurant Manager).

Before solidifying my career as an educator, I had applied and was accepted to the Monterey School of Translation and Interpretation; however, I deferred enrollment and ultimately decided to pursue my main career in academics in the California Community College system.

I have been teaching French language and culture in the California Community College system since 1997.  After three years as a part-time lecturer, I am now in my twentieth year as a tenured French professor at my current college since fall 2000, teaching all levels of French.

I do not have extensive experience in translation; however, I did work for three months for Candia/Yoplait working as an "intern" as a French --> English translator for "YoplaitScope", the company's professional revue.  I believe I still have a sample copy around somewhere... 

In any case, money is less important to me than ensuring that clients are 100% satisfied, so feel free to contact me for more information and/or any questions!

Keywords: French, dairy, computers, education, technology, travel, tourism

Profile last updated
Feb 14

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