Resume and Language Services

Recent
Experience

2021–

The YMCAs of Québec
English translator, proofreader, copywriter

Following an eight-month contract with the YMCAs of Québec, we continue to work together on a freelance basis. I translate and write a variety of texts for their many programs—health and fitness, camps, youth programs, community services, and more.

2020–

University of Ottawa Press
Freelance copy editor, translator, and proofreader

North America’s only fully bilingual press, UOP publishes about a dozen books in each language every year. I have provided copy editing and proofreading services for books in their Canadian studies, history, and politics and public policy series. I also translated Chairing Successful Meetings (published in 2021) from the original French and translated book descriptions and author biographies for their catalogues.

2016–2021

Share the Warmth
Communications Consultant

Share the Warmth is a grassroots community organization, serving Montréal's southwest neighbourhoods. For four years, I was responsible for creating content and writing their various communications: annual reports, impact reports, newsletters, press releases, donor communications, and more. I also managed their social media and website.

Education

2012

New York University | Certificate

Certificate in French to English Translation

2005

Concordia University |
Master of Fine Arts

MA Thesis: "Vandalism and Public Art in Montréal"

2001

McGill University |
Bachelor of Arts

Art History and Communication Studies (graduated with distinction)

Language Services

French to English translation and adaptation

Translating or adapting your texts into another language is a great way to broaden your brand's reach. You want to make sure you hire a native speaker who has a grasp of the local culture so your text does not sound like a translation. I stay true to your message and keep all the style and flair of your original text. Here are a few of the industries I translate for regularly:

  • Advertising and marketing

  • Art, architecture, and interior design

  • Cosmetics 

  • Food security

  • Food and wine

  • Graphic design

  • Health, fitness, and wellness

  • Non-profit sector

  • Real estate development

  • Retail

Copywriting and content creation

Words are my business. I write smart, persuasive copy to showcase your products and services. I have worked with a range of clients, from small start-ups to large international companies. I take the time to listen to what you have to say, so that I can write copy that reflects who you are as a brand. Investing in good quality copy shows that you take your brand seriously. 

  • Annual reports

  • Blog posts

  • Brochures

  • Corporate communications

  • Email campaigns

  • Newsletters (print and digital)

  • Press releases

  • Social media posts

  • Recipes

  • Website copy

Editing and proofreading
Now that you have put your ideas down on paper (or computer screen), you need to make sure they read well.  How you present yourself to your audience is of paramount importance. Do not let poor grammar or syntax define you as a brand. Whether you need your text proofread, an extensive edit, or a serious makeover, I check your texts for readability, tone, grammar, spelling, typos, punctuation, and any other element that may improve your product.