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France de Palma  (fdepalma)  
Translation, editing and writing.
Translator, editor, writer. -- Balzac Communications
Self-employed person, Montréal, QC
Professional summary:
Translation from English to French and from French to English, and editing in both official languages. Writing of articles in French and English. Specialized in book translation from English to French.

Perfect knowledge of both official languages. Excellent translator, editor and writer. Experience in the following fields: business, health, medicine, food and nutrition, animal health, canine behaviorism, environment, interior design, publishing, Internet, beauty and cosmetic products. Excellent understanding of office softwares as well as Quark, In Design, Photoshop.

Rates:   Flat rates Fee of $ 45 / hourOther : Translation: $0.23/word. Article: Per assignment.

Workplace:   Teleworking


Year established:    2001 Business number:   n/a
Number of employees:    n/a Business revenue:    n/a


1) Writing & Translation > Translation - English to French
2) Writing & Translation > Editing/Proofreading
3) Writing & Translation > Translation - French to English
4) Writing & Translation > Copywriting


Les Éditions Parfum d'encre
Free-lance Translator
Translation of English books
January 2008 - Present

News Canada - News Agency
Free-lance Translator
French translation of press
releases, print articles and
broadcasting scripts
January 2007 - Present

Les Éditions Caractère - French Publisher
Author, translator and editor
Writing, translation of English
books and editing of French
April 2005 - Present

La Maison du 21e siècle - Magazine on healthy home environment
Journalist and editor
Writing articles as well as
editing the magazine.
January 2005 - Present

Canadian Cardiovascular Society
Free-lance Translator
French translation of various
heart health related documents.
November 2004 - Present

METRO Inc. and A&P Canada
Free-lance Translator
English and French translation
of various corporate and PR
August 2005 - June 2009

Les Éditions CEC - French Publisher of Schoolbooks
Free-lance writer, editor and project manager
Writing, editing of academic
material and book project
June 2002 - December 2005

L'Oréal Canada
Vice-President, Corporate Communications
Internal and external
communications, media
relations, media planning,
Internet strategies.
February 2000 - May 2001

Public Technologies Multimédia - My Virtual Model
DIrector of Communications
Internal and external
communications, media
relations, corporate web site
May 1998 - January 2000

Rogers Media - Châtelaine and L'actualité Magazines
Director of Communications
External communications,
media relations, promotions,
July 1996 - May 1998


McGill University
Certificate of proficiency in Spanish
September 2009 - May 2010

Concordia University, Montreal, QC
Certificate in Communications
September 1976 - May 1978

Montreal Language School
Certificate in translation
September 1974 - May 1976


Literary Translators Association of Canada
Certified Member


Mrs. Ruth Douglas
President, News Canada

Mrs. Marie-Claude Bacon
Director of Corporate Affairs, METRO Inc.

André Fauteux
Publisher and Editor in Chief, La Maison du 21e siècle

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