Joëlle Rouxel - Billiaert
Translation of content, ideas and messages in a fluent and elegant writing style.
Free-lance Translator - Copy-writer
English > French < Dutch
Born in Antwerp (Belgium) in 1964
Married, 3 children
Living in France since 1989
Professional translator, editor, copywriter of Dutch-Belgian-French origin, bilingual Dutch -
French, graduated in Dutch, French, English, Cosmetics, Marketing, Business
Communications & P.R.
Although bilingual, 100% of my work is into French becourse I've been living in France since
nearly 20 years now. The big advantage of being truly bilingual is that I perfectly understand
every single word or wordplay in your source text.
Trained in communications and marketing and having solid commercial experience,
marketing, advertising and business translations are naturally within my scope. Beyond the
words, I translate the original ideas and messages in a fluent and elegant writing style.
Although having a more scientific background (cosmetics & food supplements), my
translation experience led me to specialize also in IT, telecommunication and navigation
systems. Regularly working with a sworn NL-FR translator, I feel at ease translating legal
texts (contracts, terms & conditions, successions, charters, judgments, …).
While proofreading, I give to your translations this final touch that makes all the difference.
Some of the final costumers I'm working for:
Lancaster, Sony, Orange, Allianz, Nike, Canon, …
Some of the leading translation agencies I’m regularly working for:
Hardware and software :
I-Mac Intel Core 2 Duo with OS 10.5.8 and Paralels Desktop with Vista
Microsoft Office 2004, Wordfast, Transit, Idiom, Acrobat, …
Higher secondary studies in Dutch at the Dames van het Christelijk Onderwijs (Christian
Ladies Institute) in Antwerp : Latin - sciences (biology, chemistry, physics) diploma in 1983.
Beautician studies at the John Schrijvers Institute in Antwerp (evening courses): beautician
diploma in 1985.
Business Communication, Marketing & P.R. Studies at the International Management
Institute in Antwerp : Master in Business Communication, Marketing & P.R. in 1987.
Professional experience :
1987-1991 : International sales and marketing manager (cosmetic field)
1991-2000 : Printing-house manager (together with my husband who was a printer) working
as in house translator, copywriter, proofreader, DTP assistant
Since 2001 : Freelance translator, copywriter and proofreader
Via Proz please.
Thank you very much for the interest you are showing me.