Member since Jun '12

Working languages:
English to French
French to English

Bertrand Leduc
Medical translator and proofreader

United Kingdom
Local time: 20:13 GMT (GMT+0)

Native in: French (Variant: Standard-France) Native in French
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This person has translated 16,727 words for Translators without Borders
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My experience as a certified translator and proofreader is extensive in the localisation of pharmaceutical documents, but also of material pertaining to cardiology, oncology, medical devices, genetics and health care. Furthermore, in the last four years, I have had the opportunity to work on large volumes of documents, ranging from marketing brochures to IFUs, for a global leader in implant, restorative and regenerative dentistry.

I am a native French speaker with native-like proficiency in English acquired by studying, living and working in the United Kingdom since 2000. My excellent writing skills in both English and French combined with my rigorous, accurate and systematic proofing workflow, as well as the software I use, allow me to produce a quality end product that is both faithful to the source document and perfectly adapted to the target audience; a translation that does not look like a translation.

I have eleven years of experience as a biology and science teacher in the UK, mainly teaching A Level Biology (16 to 18-year-old students) in one of the best sixth form colleges in the country, where I prepared the more academically gifted students to pass the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) used by top British universities like Oxford and Cambridge. Even if I value experience more than qualifications, I must mention that I have passed the Certified Translation Professional (CTP) examination from the Global Translation Institute, the Science and the General Units from the IoLET Diploma in Translation, and that I hold a BSc in General Biology from Montpellier University in France and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from King's College London.



 Clinical-trial-related documents (informed consent forms, protocols, amendments, etc.): 700,000 words

Medical instrument descriptions/IFUs (electrosurgical devices, automated analyser, pulse rate monitor, medical beds, trolleys, cots, microtome, laboratory equipment, software, consumables, reagents...): 600,000 words

Dentistry (dental equipment, restorations, impressions, implants and biomaterials, infection control, finishing and polishing…): 800,000 words

Clinical guidelines on various diseases: 100,000 words

Documents for health professionals about Negative Pressure Wound Therapy and skin grafting: 100,000 words

Biotechnology (forms, assays, HPLC, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs)...): 90,000 words


SPCs (Summary of Product Characteristics), PILs (Patient Information Leaflets) and labels in accordance with EMA (European Medicines Agency) and ANSM (Agence Nationale de Sécurité du Médicament et des produits de santé): 1,000,000 words

Clinical-trial-related documents (informed consent forms, protocols, amendments, etc.): 300,000 words

Documents (leaflets and guidelines) for a leading European company in the field of biomedical technology focusing on devices for vascular intervention and electrotherapy of the heart: 100,000 words

Documents about the disinfection of endoscopes: 15,000 words

LSO (Linguistic Sign-off)/post DTP check

Anatomical Pathology Products (Catalog)

Nuclear Medicine Imaging Systems (guides)

Autoimmunity (diagnosis of coeliac disease, thyroid diseases)

Vial Identification System (from sample entry to final report)

Foetal & Maternal Monitor (User Manual)

Other examples of translated and edited documents: literature for World Cancer Day; European First Aid Guidelinestraining material on cardiology; iPad app for training health professionals about a new drug for COPD management; training manuals about a new drug for ADHD management; information about a range of lung diseases and their risk factors for an international organisation; drug patents; catalogue for a private hospital; EU Declaration on palliative care; medical questionnaires; veterinary pathology (articles); medical records (cardiology); treatment programme for HIV/TB patients; genetic counsellor’s reports. _______________________________________________________________________  Flag Counter

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