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**** Freelance Technical Translator / Localizer English>French ****

From: Patrick Barbarin <p.barbarin@laposte.net>
Date: Wed, 11 May 2011 16:24:53 +0200
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**** Freelance Technical Translator / Localizer English>French ****

Timely deadlines
Trados advanced user
Microsoft translator

Translator since 1989





I have heard about your company through the Internet.

I am a qualified freelance technical translator/localizer from English into French and a French native. 


I have an experience of more than 20 years in computer software and localization for any file type and I hold various Microsoft terminology databases to deliver standard UI.

I have excellent French writing skills strengthened by the use of state of the art CAT tools (e.g. Trados (www.trados.com/). I am as well a Microsoft translator.

I have an experience of 20 years (since 1989), mainly in the fields of computer software and localization, mechanical and electrical engineering.

My basic rate is 0.10 Euro / English source word and slides down according to the scale below, which is especially economical for web sites and help material containing lots of repetitive or similar text.

Please note that it is important for your company to use qualified translators who fulfill the following criteria:
* native language and excellent writing skills
* in-depth technical knowledge
* availability and willing to start a long-term relationship

Moreover, direct business is much cheaper than through a translation agency that sometimes sub-contract their customers' projects to unqualified translators...
In this respect, we can setup a pool of qualified translators for big translation projects with tight deadlines.

I am looking forward to start a long-term co-operation with your company, anytime the need arises.

Please find below my resume.


Best regards,

Patrick Barbarin.

Freelance Technical Translator English>French



Why French Translation/Localization:

1. French is spoken on 5 continents (Europe, Africa, North America, South America, Asia) and it is the only language besides English and Spanish which is so wide spread. 

2. Forty-four countries speak French either as an official language or as a primary language.

3. French is spoken in two of the G7 countries and in over than 43 countries of the world. 

4. French is the official working language of the United Nations, UNESCO, the European Community, the International Red Cross, the International Olympic Committee, NATO, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development



Patrick Barbarin

Freelance Technical Translator English>French

Villa Franco-Belge - 311, route de Berck 

80120- Fort Mahon


Tel:                  (+33) 322 235 891

Fax :                (+33) 322 235 891

E-mail:                         <mailto:pabarbarin@gmail.com> pabarbarin@gmail.com






Native language: French 

Technical skills

            Computer software 



IT skills

            System : Windows, Unix / Linux

            Languages : Fortran, C, x86 assembly 

            TCP/IP, network technology

Types of documents

            Help files

            Windows resource files

            Web pages

            User's guides

            Reference guides

            Maintenance guides

            Training documents

            Technical and commercial datasheets

            Press announcements

            Company newsletters

            Meeting presentations

            Market surveys


Final customers (non exhaustive list) :          

Computer software / hardware :              

IBM, Dell, Microsoft, Apple, Digital, Adaptec, Symantec, DEC, Toshiba, Compaq, Autodesk, Logitech, CareFusion, Parasolid, BMC Software, NX Shape Studio, hiSoft Corporation, Targa, Canon, Agfa MonoType, STB, Sterling Software, Sybase, Quantum|ATL, NEC, Convergys, SMARTSoft, MaxBill (CRM), Dynacell, Datawatch, Intergraph, Geneva, CreoScitex, Heidelberg Web Systems, Domino Systems, Schneider, NetEasy, Alcatel, Pitney Bowes, Active Voice, Ricoh, Unisys, PureCM, Pure Networks, Oblicore, MTC Software, SoftNext, Retail Experts, ATEN International Co, Raima, Desktone, ILS Technology LLC, Wonderware, …


Automotive / Agricultural / Marine / Machinery :                                  

GM, Opel, Kubota, Ford, Honda Racing F1, Lotus, Cummins, Fleetguard, John Deere, Briggs & Stratton, Land Rover, Snap On, Fermec International, Case New Holland, Cardone, Yamaha, Ponsse, Caterpillar, Portafill, Marine Travelift, Jaguar, Volvo Cars, Volvo Marine, Karmax, Stanztechnik, Cosma, Presstran, Heavy Stamping, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, Straub Design, JSP, Aston Martin, CMP products, Autolift, Polyguard, Wirtz, Rain Bird, Quinn Process Equipment Co., Quaker …


Electronics / semiconductors :                             

Intel, Schaffner, Sony, Tektronix, Fairchild, NEXX Systems, Omicron, Powerlogic, LSI Logic, Orbotech, WaveCentre, Keithley Instruments, Loma Systems, Amkor Technology, KiSS Technology, Prima CINEPLUS™, Polar Instruments, Foundry Networks®, Inc., Essemtec

Multimedia hardware

KiSS Technology, KEF, Dynaudio, Mustek


SHV gas

Radars :


Security/vision systems :                                      

Sensormatic, Sony, Dynamark, Nighthawk, Futec, Panasonic, Cognex, Tyco, American Dynamics


HVAC :                                             

Carrier Transicold, Lennox Industries, DryAir, Roberts-Gordon, Metropolitan Air Technology


Plant automation / SCADA / Robotics :                         

Phoenix Interbus, Emerson Motion Control, Parker Automation, GEC Alstom, Minco, Schneider, Merlin Gerin, Fujitsu Glovia (ERP), Climax DComp (ERP), Minarik Electric Co, Watteredge Inc., Danaher, NASA, Marden Edwards, ActivMedia Robotics, Leroy Somer, Control Techniques, Siemens, Mitsubishi Electric, Branson, Robbins & Myers, CMI, 3S-Smart Software Solutions, SAP AG, ubigrate, ProLeit AG 


 Robots / Machines / CAD-CAM :                        

Autodesk, Parasolid, NX Shape Studio, Applied Materials, MapInfo, Husky, E'Tricc, CompAir, E'gv, Instron, Haumiller, Baldor, Aerotech, MTC Software, Mitsubishi Electric, Vx Corp, GSI Lasers, NX Shape Studio

Chemistry / Chromatography :                            

Chem-Trend, Perkin Ellmer, Fisons, Shimadzu, JSP, Rockwood, Ashland, Quaker


Schlumberger, Ashland, Cameron, 

Instrumentation :                            

Schlumberger, Solartron, Schneider, Fluke Networks, Extech, Shimadzu, Essemtec, Moore Industries, ClampOn


Networks and Internet :                 

Cisco, Digital Island, Lucent, UUNET, GE Information Services, ILS Technology LLC


Telecommunications :

Iridium, MCI, ITU, Samsung, Avaya, Lucent, Colt, LSI Logic, Telco, Alcatel, Bouygues Telecom, Syniverse, SAGEM, Syniverse Technologies, SFR, Inmarsat, Thuraya, EPPIX, Oblicore, Alvarion, Tata Communications, AVST

Standards / Patents :



Optics :

Essilor of America


Printing devices / graphics arts :

Océ, Kodak, Konica Minolta, Agfa-Gevaert, GBC Falcon, Komori, DEK , Domino, FlintGroup


Civil engineering :

Freyssinet, Eiffel, DryAir



StraPack, JSP


Logistics :

Paragon Software Systems


Medical / Pharmaceutical :

Konica Minolta Medical Imaging, Cerner, BD Medical - Pharmaceutical Systems, Comfort Products, MAQUET Cardiopulmonary AG, SenseWear


Customer marketing :


Misc. :

Careerbuilder.com, Manhattan Associates, Amazon, Sulzer Metco, Philips Lighting, Watkins Manufacturing, De La Rue, Iowa Precision, EDC, LeGaz, CRI Catalyst, Geomedia, Nellcor, Mallinckrodt, Energizer Holdings Inc, Freudenberg & Co, Topcon, Steris, Mc Donald's, Carlson Hotels, Duncane Barbecues, Dynaco Europe, Marriott Hotels, Travelex, Starwood Hotels, Smith & Wesson



            Office automation : 

Office XP, Front Page, Publisher, PageMaker, FrameMaker, Acrobat Reader (+others...)


            Translation tools : 

Trados Workbench 7.0, DejaVu 7.0, Catalyst 5.0, Passolo 6.0, Microsoft Localization Studio (Locstudio), Microsoft Helium, SDLXLite, Idiom, Transit XV, IBM TranslationManager, Cordial 5 (French syntax checker), Reverso (E>F translation software), Antidote 2000 (syntax checker), Passolo Team Edition

            Archives :

All Microsoft UI glossaries converted into Multiterm databases 

Various specialised glossaries : automotive, medical, technical standards (ISO and IEC), telecom, mechanical engineering, electronics, networks

Daily backup



Basic : 0.10 Euro/source word 

Rush (<24 hours) : 0.13 Euro/ source word 

Editing 0.03 Euro / word       

TM alignment and building : 0.15 €/entry

Trados sliding scale : Base 0.08 Euro/ source word

Match type

Percentage of base price


25 %

100 % match

0% w/o review

20 % w. review

95-99 %

30 %

75-94 %

60 %

50-74 %

100 %

No match

100 %



Patrick BARBARIN - 53 - French native

Villa Franco-Belge - 311, route de Berck 

80120- Fort Mahon


Tel:                  (+33) 322 235 891

Fax :                (+33) 322 235 891

E-mail:                        pabarbarin@gmail.com

Professional Profile




Since 89

Freelance Translator



Parallel Processing Product Marketing Manager


83 - 87

US Products Marketing Manager - Promotion, Training, Support

Benson Schlumberger Graphics


Computer Science Trainer for Teachers - Writing of graphics training software 

Ministere de l'Education Nationale France


Co-operation in Algeria

French Foreign Office


Technical sales of mechanical transmissions components.

Picardie Transmissions




82- 83

Florida Intl University. English and Computer Science.


Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Arts et Metiers

Lille/Paris - France


Ecole Nationale Professionnelle

Armentieres - France

























Native language: French

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