Member since Feb '10

Working languages:
English to French
French to English
Spanish to French
Spanish to English

Vanessa Pfister-Mesavage
Marketing and documentary film

Paris, Ile-De-France, France
Local time: 03:30 CET (GMT+1)

Native in: English (Variant: US) Native in English, French (Variants: Swiss, Standard-France) Native in French
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What Vanessa Pfister-Mesavage is working on
Jun 25, 2018 (posted via  Subtitling of a documentary film, English to French, 55' ...more, + 1 other entry »
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Copywriting, Subtitling, Editing/proofreading, Transcription
Specializes in:
LinguisticsSocial Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.

Preferred currency EUR
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Translation education Master's degree - UNIVERSITE DE NANCY 2
Experience Years of experience: 16. Registered at Sep 2009. Became a member: Feb 2010. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials Spanish to English (France / Université de Nancy 2)
Spanish to French (Université de Nancy 2 / France)
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, Aegisub, CafeTran Espresso, memoQ, MemSource Cloud, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Powerpoint, Wordbee
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Professional objectives
  • Meet new translation company clients
  • Meet new end/direct clients
  • Screen new clients (risk management)
  • Network with other language professionals
  • Get help with terminology and resources
  • Learn more about translation / improve my skills
  • Get help on technical issues / improve my technical skills
  • Learn more about additional services I can provide my clients
  • Stay up to date on what is happening in the language industry
  • Transition from freelancer to another profession

I am a bilingual French American professional. I was raised in a multilingual and multicultural environment, which led me to gravitate towards the study of languages - Spanish and modern Greek - as well as cultures. During my studies, I participated in poetry translation groups and translated science-fiction short stories.

With a post-graduate degree in anthropology (focusing on sociolinguistics and folklore), and a Master's degree in Spanish language and literature, I then moved on to the corporate world, working as a trilingual PA & event organizer in human resources and marketing departments for international companies such as Altadis or l'Oréal. Translation being a consistent part of my job description, I gradually started freelancing, to become a full-time freelance translator in 2010.

Areas of expertise and interests 

My specific areas of expertise include documentary film (wildlife, history, society), marketing (luxury, food services, travel), social sciences and children's literature. However, my broad range of interests and research skills have enabled me to work on various types of projects, such as: cuisine/cookery, architecture, art and video games.

Some of my end-clients include TV & film production companies (One Planet, Arte, Planète), video game publishers (Ubisoft, Exequo...), research institutions (C.N.R.S., M.N.H.N.) and marketing consultancy agencies.

Services provided

In addition to translation and subtitling, I provide proofreading and content writing services.

Keywords: French, English, Spanish, video games, marketing, literature, linguistics, research, editing, humanities, social sciences, food, wine, finance, documentary film, trados, business,

Profile last updated
May 11, 2020

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