Member since Mar '04

Working languages:
English to French
Flemish to French
Spanish to French
Dutch to French
French (monolingual)

Michael Bastin
Translator, Project Manager & SEO*

Valencia, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain
Local time: 07:21 CET (GMT+1)

Native in: French Native in French
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Project management, Vendor management, Sales, Operations management
Specializes in:
Computers (general)Computers: Hardware
Computers: SoftwareTelecom(munications)
International Org/Dev/CoopInternet, e-Commerce
Media / MultimediaGames / Video Games / Gaming / Casino
IT (Information Technology)

English to French - Standard rate: 0.11 EUR per word / 32 EUR per hour
Flemish to French - Standard rate: 0.16 EUR per word / 35 EUR per hour
Spanish to French - Standard rate: 0.06 EUR per word / 20 EUR per hour
Dutch to French - Standard rate: 0.17 EUR per word / 35 EUR per hour
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KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 849, Questions answered: 477, Questions asked: 384
Payment methods accepted PayPal, Wire transfer, Skrill | Send a payment via ProZ*Pay
Glossaries EN-FR, ES-FR, FR-ES, NL-FR
Translation education Bachelor's degree - Ecole d'Interpretes internationaux, EII, Mons-Belgium
Experience Years of experience: 22. Registered at May 2001. Became a member: Mar 2004. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials English to French ()
Dutch to French ()
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, SDL TRADOS, SDLX, Wordfast
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Professional objectives
  • Meet new translation company clients
  • Get help with terminology and resources
  • Learn more about translation / improve my skills
  • Learn more about interpreting / improve my skills
  • Learn more about the business side of freelancing
  • Stay up to date on what is happening in the language industry
  • Improve my productivity
  • Meet new end/direct clients
  • Work for non-profits or pro-bono clients
  • Screen new clients (risk management)
  • Network with other language professionals
  • Find trusted individuals to outsource work to
  • Build or grow a translation team
  • Get help on technical issues / improve my technical skills
I am a French speaking Belgian with a degree in translation from the Ecole d'Interpretes Internationaux, Belgium. I have lived and studied in Belgium, the Netherlands, and the USA and worked in Costa Rica, Mexico and the Dominican Republic where I currently reside. Open-mindedness, multicuturalism and multilingualism best define me.

My main areas of expertise are (by order of importance): current events, geopolitics, education, human rights, country guides, events, tourism, marketing communications and user guides.

I am also a multilingual seo specialist, and have promoted numerous websites.

I am self-employed but able to rely on trustworthy partners when handling large projects. I am able to quote per page or for the whole project depending on customers' requirements.

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For more info, check my personal website about my English to French translation services and English to French translators working in team, a website that I manage and promote.

Some examples:

  • Translation of UN conferences (Powerpoint presentations) for several departments. January 2004 onwards
  • Translation Wireless devices user guides. March 2004 onwards
  • Translation of various websites.
  • Translation of a report on drug trafficking in the world from English to French. April 2003 onwards. 40 000 words.
  • Translation of numerous CVs. January-June 2003.
  • Translation of online soccer games, catalogues, product descriptions for a major company active in the sport industry from English to French. June 2003. 10 000 words.
  • Translation of a Suzuki car manual (spare parts, servicing, etc.) from English to French. December 2002. 10000 words;
  • Translation of various documents on medical assistance to African countries and human rights. November 2002. 12000 words;
  • Website translation of a major Belgian hosting company from Dutch to French. October 2002. +/- 15000 words;
  • Translation of a document called Child Labor in the World Today to French. October 2002. 30000 words;
  • Translation of technical documents on audiovisual installation. September 2002. 10000 words;
  • Translation of SAP User Guides in .doc and .ppt format for different agencies June – July – September – October 2002. +/- 60000 words;
  • Translation of magazines specialized in IT, paper products, woodwork, machinery, travel and events from Dutch to French (Pet & Garden, Filofax, Service Stations, The Corporate Traveller). 20 pages a month since 1999;
  • Translation of PowerPoint presentations from English to French about industrial processes for SDL Translation. June/July 2002. +/-20000 words;
  • Translation of Human Rights articles from Dutch to French for Oxfam Solidarité. March 2002. 5000 words;
  • Translation of country guides about Thailand and Taiwan... from Spanish to French. March 2002. 5000 words;
  • Translation of a technical user guide about military antennas. February 2002. 60000 words;
  • Translation of CD Burner user guides from English to French. February 2002. 10000 words;
  • Translation of the monthly e-business newsletter from English to French. 2000-2001;
  • Proofreading of a search engine translation into French. March 2000 +/-5000 words;
  • Translation of parts of a website providing workflow management systems from English to French. 2000;
  • Proofreading of Press releases translations and parts of the website from English to French for a company specialized in content management. 2000.
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Total pts earned: 1641
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Top languages (PRO)
English to French599
Dutch to French90
French to English61
Spanish to French46
French to Spanish39
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