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My extensive experience across borders & cultures and of working in various creative areas makes me especially competent when working:
• In an international setting: working with people from various cultural backgrounds, abroad or with people located abroad…
• In the creative world: animated & live-action films and series, video games, board games, comics…
For more information about my international & creative background, feel free to check the rest of this website, the customer cases further down and LinkedIn!
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Company: BTI Studios
Industry: multimedia localization
Assignment: Localizing Media
• Translating voice over scripts for TV documentaries FR to EN
• Localizing a YouTube video from Wargaming EN to FR:
○ Translating & adapting the voice over script to match the video's pace
○ Providing voice over performance FR with live instructions from the customer (via Skype)
○ Acting as facilitator between the French buyer and the Swedish sound engineer
Assignment: Expanding BTI Gothenburg's Operations in France
The Gothenburg's office (Sweden) of BTI Studios offers worldwide localization services for multimedia projects (Internet videos, e-learning, audio guide...) and TV programs. However their French customer base was quite limited and although they felt there was a potential, they didn't have the language & cultural expertise or the internal resources to seriously expand there.
At the same time they had to make sure they wouldn't compete with any other branch or department within BTI Studios, especially BTI France.
Expanding the French customer base of BTI Studios Gothenburg.
• Getting the project started:
○ Carrying out a study about specific segments of the French market identified by BTI Studios Gothenburg's general manager
○ Suggesting a strategy based on that study
○ Helping the general manager to prepare an internal pitch to get key-stakeholders buy-in (especially top management and BTI France)
• Expanding the French customer base:
○ Identifying, contacting and following up on potential leads
○ Participating in fairs and other professional events to create contacts
○ Preparing & conducting sales meetings to introduce BTI's offering and its relevance to new leads
• Handling new French customers:
○ Providing customer support and being the single point of contact
○ Managing the production of new the customers' projects
Too early to tell - project ongoing
Company: Language Team 23
Industry: corporate training in language & culture
Assignment: Advertising Language Team's Full Range of Services
Language Team had been delivering successful language courses to the Volvo Group for many years but wanted to expand their activities to include the full range of their expertise: cultural training, consulting, localization...
For 2 years they had tried to find new customers while advertising their services within Volvo, but without success.
Defining and implementing an action plan to advertise Language Team's full range of services.
• Creating a communication strategy:
○ Identifying & gathering motivated individuals
○ Leading and coaching them so they could use their industry knowledge to come up with a marketing strategy: who to target, what to say, how, when...
• Leading the implementation of the communication strategy:
○ Identifying, planning & dividing tasks, following-up, organizing & leading meetings...
○ Upholding interests from non-team members (mostly the company's board of directors)
• Gathered a team of 4 volunteers from various nationalities
• Within 6 months we established an action plan and decided to target Volvo, then managed to obtain 2 meetings to introduce Language Team's expertise
• One of these meetings led to a pilot project in India
After this initial success the company changed its priorities and so the project stopped there.
Industry: roller bearings manufacturing
Assignment: Replacing the Translation Coordinator During her Vacations
• Being the point of contact for all internal translation-related questions
• Requesting quotes, placing purchase orders and authorizing payments for dozens of simultaneous projects (documents & website elements)
• Keeping track of the progress of the translation steps and the associated layout work for 30+ source & target languages
• Receiving and forwarding files from suppliers & buyers all over the world to ensure the projects move toward completion, following several different processes depending on the type of content, project and buyer
• Learning the job by myself (very short training period)
• Customer satisfied - gets back in touch whenever the translation coordinator needs replacement
• Created written tutorials summarizing most of the processes and exceptions, to simplify the training of potential future translation coordinators
Company: Streamline Studio
Industry: sound design & recording
Assignment: Localizing a Radio Advertisement for Cernitol Novum
• Translating the song from SE to FR while maintaining the rhythm, rime and overall tone
• Helping with contacting potential French singers since Streamline's team didn't speak French and most singers targeted didn't speak English
• Singing and recording the song FR (since we couldn't find a singer within the allocated time-frame and Cernitol approved my voice)
• Recording the voice over FR for the last few sentences that aren't sung
Company: Translation Bunny
Industry: creative content localization
Assignment: Localizing Creative Content
• Crafting a proofreading test to screen potential new proofreaders, i.e. adding on purpose various kinds of mistakes to a translated text (grammar, spelling, sentence structure, expressions translated directly...)
• Translating EN to FR: voice over script, product descriptions
• Translating FR to EN: voice over script
• Proofreading FR: voice over scripts, article, app content
Company: Fasad Production
Industry: film production
Assignment: Making Possible the Shooting of a Documentary with Participants Speaking Different Languages
• Simultaneous interpretation between EN & FR (with some SE) during the shooting, so that the people on screen could talk with each other seamlessly while speaking different languages
• Consecutive interpretation between EN & FR (with some SE) between the shooting sessions, so that everyone could communicate with each other
• Facilitating the project as a whole by making sure instructions were understood, information was shared and so on (as the only person who could speak all three languages used)
Industry: content localization
Assignment: Localizing Creative Content
• Translating SE to FR: marketing brochure, production descriptions
• Transcribing FR & EN: video and audio files of various kinds and topics (conference, interview, geopolitics, corporate, transport...)
Company: French Embassy in Sweden
Assignment: Making International Ministerial Discussions Possible
• Consecutive & simultaneous interpretation between EN & FR (with some SE) during the visit to Gothenburg of Marlène Schiappa, State Secretary for Equality Between Men & Women
• Same services during the visit of Elisabeth Borne, Minister in charge of Transportation
Company: Glaces des Alpes
Industry: premium ice-cream manufacturing
Assignment: Entering the Swedish Market
Glaces des Alpes has been extremely successful on the French market with their unique business model & product: premium hand-made ice-creams. They also exported a bit but usually because a foreign wholesaler contacted them to buy their product; not because of a proactive export strategy.
However they felt the French market would soon be saturated and wanted to look elsewhere in Europe. That's when I got in touch with them and since Sweden was quite a big market for ice-cream they decided to go ahead and use this as an opportunity to test a proactive export effort.
Selling Glaces des Alpes' ice-creams to Swedish wholesalers.
• Preparing an export strategy:
○ Carrying out a market study to better understand consumption habits, potential customers and existing competitors
○ Creating a communication strategy to know who to target and what to put forward - the Swedish market is quite different from France and several basic assumptions and unique selling points weren't valid, so new ones had to be found
• Understanding the industry & Glaces des Alpes:
○ Identifying who does what in the food industry, what regulations exist...
○ Learning about Glaces des Alpes' manufacturing process, business model, products available...
• Obtaining and carrying out sales meetings to introduce the products to Swedish wholesalers
• Handling customer contact, administrative tasks (purchase orders...), and in general being the single point of contact for the Swedish market
• Found several wholesalers interested
• Communication strategy proved efficient as it created awareness about the company's unique products and how they could change ice-cream consumption in Sweden
• Discovered trends & processes specifics to the Swedish market that demanded additional investments from Glaces des Alpes in terms of money and time in order to carry out the project
Glaces des Alpes chose to focus on other, less complex and less expensive European markets and to leave Sweden aside for the time being.
Assignment: Bringing PMC Production's Show "Cookin' Nanta" to Europe
I discovered the Korean show "Cookin' Nanta" during my studies in Seoul. I thought it was amazing and wondered why it wasn't available in Europe and so I decided to get in touch with them to see whether I could help bringing the show to Europe. After some communication difficulties due to the long distance, they accepted to work with me.
Organizing a Cookin' Nanta tour in Europe.
• Understanding the industry and the show (no previous experience in the field):
○ Learning the business models & processes in the industry to know who does what
○ Learning the show's business details: price, requirements, participants, previous performances overseas...
• Creating a communication & sales strategy (show rather unknown and unusual):
○ Finding similar shows to use as references, deciding what characteristics to highlight...
○ Picking target countries based on Nanta's historical data and my own abilities
• Introducing Nanta to festivals, arenas, theaters and other venues looking for shows to offer to their audience
• Targeted French-speaking countries & Scandinavia to benefit from my language skills and geographical location
• Managed to create awareness about the show in the target markets and to give a clearer picture of what it was
• Found some venues interested but once it became clear that the few places where Nanta had been in the past had lost money in the process, it became very difficult to convince anyone without first doing major changes in the show's business aspects
• Gave feedback and insights to PMC Production so they could adjust their European strategy
PMC Production chose to focus on successful Asian markets (where the show was working in its current form) and to leave Europe aside for the time being.
This page gathers a selection of projects I initiated and carried out for myself rather than for a customer.
Project: Starting & Running a Board Game Association
I started a group on Meetup during winter 2017 with the goal of gathering board game lovers to play together, meet new people and make new friends. The gatherings were held in English in order to attract people from different countries.
The group expanded and in autumn 2017 we moved to a bigger venue. Supported by our growth and several suggestions from the venue's owners, who saw in this group a potential for much more than gaming sessions only, I decided in spring 2018 to turn it into an official non-profit association: "International Board Gamers"
• Running the group:
○ Started the group from scratch by defining the goals, creating the Meetup page, finding the venue, deciding when and how long to meet and what to do
○ Currently managing the practicalities such as updating the Meetup page with new events, booking the venue, answering questions, printing name tags for the participants, welcoming everyone during the events to make sure newcomers are quickly integrated among the veterans...
• Starting the association:
○ Screened and recruited 3 additional board members, 1 controller and 3 election comity members
○ Educated them on their role, the vision, mission, values and strategy of the association
○ Made budget estimates and looked for additional sources of financing
○ Negotiated various advantages with the venue for association members & organizers
○ Managing the project as a whole: defining tasks, creating schedule, allocating work, organizing meetings, leading discussions to reach decisions and generate ideas...
• Running the association as chairman of the board:
○ Organizing board meetings and writing down the agenda
○ Keeping the board and other organizers motivated
○ Coaching, questioning and making sure everyone gets to contribute as best they can
○ Ensuring we define clear goals in accordance with the members' wishes and the association's vision & mission and that we reach them
○ Representing the association when dealing with external partners: the city (for potential subventions), organizers of various events we'd like to participate in, our venue...
• 900 members on Meetup in June 2018 and counting
• For now bi-monthly gaming sessions with 25 to 30 international participants every time
• Steady inflow of new comers, many of whom come regularly afterwards
• Successfully created a friendly atmosphere, leading most participants to also meet outside and become friends
• Many big ideas for the future and people motivated to carry them out
Project: Utilizing the IP "Chronicles of Galadria"
I completed the writing of the 6-volumes novel "Chronicles of Galadria" in spring 2009. After letting the whole project rest for a while I looked for a way to make it available to everyone and decided to go for online e-book publishing. So in autumn 2011 the series was uploaded on Smashwords & Amazon. The next step was to get it translated, especially to English. The opportunity came via Babelcube in spring 2014. Then in spring 2015 several YouTube videos combining the text from the book with the soundtrack I had composed for it were produced.
• Making strategic decisions about what do to with the "Chronicles of Galadria" and prioritizing these projects
• Supervising the e-book publishing, distribution & sales process:
○ Evaluating and selecting distribution platforms
○ Making the creative decisions to produce the e-books, in accordance with the platforms' requirements
○ Supervising the layout & cover design work carried out respectively by a French assistant and an Australian graphic artist (both located abroad)
○ Managing distribution via the platforms: choosing a price model and potential discounts, picking distribution channels, uploading/updating the files...
○ Keeping track of sales: when, from where, how much...
• Supervising the translation process:
○ Making the creative decisions to produce the French master
○ Screening & selecting translators
○ Coordinating translations in several languages simultaneously, with translators from different nationalities, located in different countries
○ Supervising the layout work carried out by a French assistant located abroad
○ Managing distribution via the translation platform: choosing a price model and potential discounts, picking distribution channels, uploading/updating the files...
• Supervising the production of YouTube videos:
○ Selecting the text to be used and matching the timing to the music
○ Supervising the editing work (i.e. combining music & text and animating them) carried out by a French assistant abroad
○ Handling broadcast via YouTube
• Novel selling as an e-book through 20+ retailers & libraries, including major ones such as Apple and Amazon
• Novel available in 5 languages
• 15 YouTube videos published
Project: Introducing Global Directions during the Swedish Publishing Prize
After co-founding "Global Directions" - a network of experts in multicultural communication - with a Canadian & Swedish colleague, we came across the opportunity to sponsor the Swedish Publishing Prize (Svenska Publishing Priset) - a competition rewarding written publications in a variety of fields: marketing brochures, programs, yearly report, magazines...
The deal included a dedicated space during the event where we could advertise our services to the participants. However we had to create all communication material from scratch (logo, roll-up, giveaways, brochures, articles demonstrating our expertise...) with a very limited budget. We also had to work on this project on top of our regular workload.
Having a booth ready at the Swedish Publishing Prize to be able to introduce Global Directions' services.
• Organizing & leading our meetings to identify the communication material needed, the tasks involved, to make all creative decisions (layout, colors, content...), to agree on a schedule and who does what, and to choose suppliers
• Following up & monitoring progress to ensure on-time completion of what was agreed upon
• Making sure communication was running smoothly and that everyone was always on the same page
• Keeping an eye on the budget and obtaining approval from everyone when needed
• All communication material ready on time, within budget and with the expected quality
• Booth up & running during the event and even used the following year as well
Project: Gathering Teenagers into an Orchestra
More or less at the same time as I created my first musical compositions, I started dreaming of listening to them when played by an orchestra. The opportunity came during the first year I moved to Sweden, when a friend who was part of a local orchestra offered to help me gather volunteers from his group who would be interested in this project.
We managed to assemble about 10 Swedish teenagers, ranging from around 13 to 20 years old. However my Swedish was almost non-existent, they were not very comfortable speaking English and I had no previous experience leading an orchestra or rehearsals.
Succeeding in playing correctly 3 of my pieces.
• Finding & contacting potential participants to offer them to join (with the help of a friend)
• Planning & leading the rehearsals: picking a date and communicating it, choosing what to focus on, adjusting on the fly depending on who came or not...
• Making all creative decisions pertaining to the music (what to play, who plays what...) while taking into account input from the participants, who were more experienced with an orchestra
• Upholding interest & motivation despite the distance: lived in different cities, rehearsal not frequent (max once a month), lots of young people who tend to lose interest when the novelty wears off...
• Managed to keep most of the participants from start to finish
• Short concert covered by the local newspaper
• The participants still remember the adventure
• Opened the way to a song being played by the Gävle Symphonic Orchestra
• My mother tongue is French (France)
• I can provide English & Swedish voice over/dubbing performances with more or less of a French accent (listen to the demos below to get an idea of what's possible)
• I can come to your location to record on the spot OR record from home and deliver a dry version (i.e. not mixed or mastered) OR cooperate with a local professional studio
The following is only a sample of the projects I've worked on since I don't always have access to the end result or the right to showcase it.
FR voice over for a YouTube video for Wargaming
(via BTI Studios)
FR song & voice over for a radio ad for Cernitol Novum
(via Streamline Studio)
The following are showreels, i.e. combinations of excerpts from longer files.
If you'd like to hear the full version of one or more of the performances showcased here, contact me!
Informative, corporate - FR
Acting, commercial - FR
Informative, corporate - EN
Acting, commercial - EN
Informative, corporate - SE
Acting, commercial - SE