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									                                              Didier Devynck
                                            8718 Reading Road
                                         Silver Spring, MD 20901
                                            Tel : 301-565-3468
                                        ddevynck@bigplanet.com

General
    Extensive experience as an English-French freelance translator specializing in technical subjects and
    working alone or as part of a team on special large projects. Advanced computer skills, both on PC and
    on Macintosh. Very experienced voice talent and consecutive interpreter.

Professional background
1988 – present Freelance translator (full-time since 2000)
                  Technical translation work for various clients, including such companies as Millenium
                  Chemicals, ExxonMobil, BP, Hess, Varco, FMC, Hytorc, Belanger, Bulova, Derco, Northrop
                  Grumman, Lockheed. Numerous very large projects for companies in the oil and gas
                  industry, including technical documents and contracts, contingency plans, safety and
                  security procedures, environmental plans, manuals. Translation of a proposal by RTKL, a
                  Baltimore, MD, architectural design firm, for the extension of the “Grand Axe” at La Défense,
                  in Paris. Translation of numerous manuals and training presentations for the SAP system.
                  Translation and QA testing for large software localization projects for AspenTech,
                  Manugistics (supply chain management), and Blackboard (e-learning), including the
                  translation of the Help section of Blackboard. Extensive experience in the translation of
                  videos and TV shows for Worldnet Television and Voice of America on a variety of topics
                  ranging from tourism and American history to business and science. Contributing translator
                  of the book "Interior Ballistic of Guns," published in France by Masson. Extensive voice over
                  experience, including work for the United Nations, the World Bank, the Smithsonian
                  Institution, the Discovery Channel and Intel, among others. Voice talent and television host
                  (live shows in French and/or English) for Voice of America Television in Washington, DC.
                  Experience in consecutive interpreting for depositions, for meetings between French officials
                  and representatives of the Government of the United States.
1990 – 2000       Research Physicist with the U.S. Army Ballistic Research Laboratory and the U.S. Army
                  Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.
1987 – 1990       Senior Staff Member for Applied Concepts Corporation, Winchester, VA, in charge of a
                  contract with the Department of Defense.
1980 – 1987       Research Engineer with the Société Nationale des Poudres et Explosifs, Research Center of
                  Le Bouchet, France. In charge of all the proposal activities within a joint venture with
                  Brunswick Corporation in Marion, VA.

Education
•   MS in Mechanical Engineering from the École Nationale de Mécanique et d'Aérotechnique in Poitiers,
    France, 1975.
•   Completed doctoral courses and research work towards doctorate in Thermodynamics, University of
    Poitiers, France, 1980.

Relevant Information
•   US Citizen.
•   Advanced computer skills on IBM-PC and Macintosh platforms. Proficient with TRADOS, Microsoft Excel,
    Word, and PowerPoint, Adobe PageMaker, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, etc.
•   Professional singer (10 seasons with the Baltimore Opera Chorus, 2 seasons with the Washington Opera
    Chorus, 9 years with a fully professional choir at St Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Great Falls, VA,
    many other professional vocal music organizations).

								
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