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June 2018

John Fossey
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Notre-Dame-de-l'Ile-Perrot, Quebec, Canada
Local time: 13:37 EDT (GMT-4)

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I am a native English speaker and have lived all my life in the French city of Montréal, the second largest French city in the world, after Paris. I have 30 years of experience in Business, having been responsible for writing and administering contracts, tender documents, standards and quality control documents, and for government liaison, international trade, etc., and having a strong background in manufacturing, metallurgy, plastics, Quality Assurance, etc., in both English and French. I have been in private professional practice as a freelance translator for the past eight years, drawing extensively on my actual experience in the field.

My slogan, which I am fully committed to deliver, is:
Translations done quickly, correctly, on time and ready to publish.

Some recent projects:

- Procurement Contract from a European National Government to a global pharmaceutical
manufacturer for H1N1 virus vaccines
- Financial Statements, Audit Reports and Public Company Annual Reports
- European Industrial Standards (EU, ISO, NF), all industries – 200,000 words
- Flight Manuals for the French Air Force (150,000 words, ongoing)
- Pilot Training Manuals for Airbus A320 Flight Crew
- National Government Budget Document for a mid-sized nation – 40,000 words
- Internal correspondence for a Minister of the Québec government (ongoing)
- Minutes of Board of Directors meetings for a National Bank
- Health and Safety Plan for extension of Line 12 of the Paris Métro
- Correspondence, standards, regulations, etc., for an agricultural marketing board
- Research papers and documents for an agricultural university campus
- Inspection Procedures for Aircraft and Spacecraft components
- Inspection Procedures for Marine and Naval Industry
- Maintenance procedures for major IT data centre (server centre)
- Aircraft Airworthiness Tests and Certificates for the French Ministère de la défense
- Arbitration deposition for the Oil & Gas Industry
- Many documents for agricultural science and administration
- Disaster Scenario & Risk Analysis for Oil and Petrochemical Industry
- AutoCAD drawing sets for nuclear reactor equipment
- Provisional agreements for real estate sales (Compromis de vente)
- Deeds of sale for commercial and residential properties (Actes de vente)
- Employee Handbook for a multi-national chemical manufacturer
- Websites - See English sample at
- Marketing Brochure set for a global municipal lighting equipment manufacturer
- Franchised Dealer contracts for a global vehicle leasing company
- Electricity Grid Operation Contracts for Production and Distribution of Electric Power
- Environmental Eco-Profile (FDES) analyses for plastics recycling industry
- A book on Chilean wine tourism – see Chile - Country of wines and mountains
- Research Studies, Scientific Reports, Theses and Technical Data Sheets
- Financial Statements for Corporations and Non-profit Institutions
- Specifications for Automotive Industry (Service Station Equipment)
- Investment contracts for a major investor
- Tender document for International Maritime and Air Freight services for a global
petrochemical company
- Speech by President Sarkozy (English handout to the audience)
- Medical Reports
- Medical Equipment Operator's Manuals
- Machinery Installation & Repair Manuals
- Insurance Contracts & Rental Contracts
- European Forum on Religion
- Court judgments

I have completed projects for:
- Deloitte
- Statistics Canada
- HydroQuébec
- CEA - Atomic Energy Commission of France
- United Nations
- World Health Organization
- Exxon
- Air France
- EDF - Electricité de France
- Armée de l'air - French Air Force

Full CV is available by clicking here. References can be found here and here.

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