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Alex Santos | Elance
 
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Alex Santos

The translation you need to get your ideas through
   United Kingdom
London
  |  9:08 am Local Time

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Overview

When your ideas need to be translated, it is essential that your message is translated in full but also that your words don't become stale.

As a localization specialist I spent the past six years converting entertainment documents from English to French.

While working on a translation, I make sure to write text that flows naturally but also keep the catchiness of the original documents and convert any cultural reference into their relevant counterpart for the French audience.

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French - English Translation
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Service Description

I provide professional services following a simple work philosophy:
- Always on time
- Quality end product
- Open communication

As for my translations, they always revolve around the following four pillars:

Accuracy:
When translating, I focus on your message and will only deviate from your words when necessary to avoid an unnatural turn of phrase in French, or make a reference suited for audiences in France.

Clarity:
While converting your ideas into words, I make sure that all the information required by the readers to understand is there.

Fluidity:
Words have to be precise but turn of phrases and complex sentences should not prevent your readers from understanding your ideas. I work hard so that your audience will not have to read a sentence twice to get its meaning.

Authenticity:
Your clients should feel like they are reading the source material and not a translation which is achieved through my great understanding of both English and French and my awareness of the cultural differences between the two.


If you have any further question, please feel free to contact me.

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Employment

NCSOFT
Editor (French)
2014 - Present
- Translated and edited all assets while adhering to linguistic and cultural standards; - Worked with vendors to maintain the highest quality in all assets (printed materials, website, etc.); -...
SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. ???????????????
Localisation coordinator/editor
2013 - 2014
- Coordinated detail-orientated and quality focused review of all localised in-game assets on key IPs; - Ensured compliance and co-ordination with all company glossaries and technical...
SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. ???????????????
Linguistic QA Tester
2010 - 2013
- Proofreading, edition and translation of online content and legal documentation; - Conducted linguistic, audio, usability, functionality, performance, and load testing; - Worked with the...
SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. ???????????????
Senior Game master
2008 - 2009
- Translated and edited official announcements and newsletters; - Answered queries and resolved conflicts while investigating customer’s behaviour; - Evaluated and forwarded technical incidents via...

Education

Université Jean Moulin (Lyon III)
Master Business & Administration
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Escape Studios
Mentored Visual Effects
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Gamagora, Institut de la communication, Lyon 2
University Diploma
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Translation English French
Proofreading
Editing
Content writing
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