A solid word first

Raise your voice, keep your word.

It is in linguistic terms that l’écrilibre sees to your editorial needs when offering services of translation (English/French), correction and revision, content writing and manuscript revision, with sincere deference to your voice and your word.

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When all talks end on paper.

CONTENT WRITING

Put the right word out.

A well-written copy captivates interest; it educates with spark and clarity. In web copywriting, SEO rules are based on relevance and layout: intriguing titles, subtitles, paragraphs, frugal and unpredictable stories which establish the website as an authority.

First of all, we determine the persona we address, so to speak its language, so to imprint imagery on its heart. It is with such a premise in mind that I write your copy.

TRANSLATION

In the heart of senses.

Translation is the rendering of a source-language text by an equivalent target-language text with accuracy and rigour. But to translate successfully, one must rewrite with an entirely different mindset. A language belongs to an emotional and cultural milieu. In French, in English, we need to relate with the imagery put forward.

I translate mainly general, commercial, administrative, marketing copies, and I also venture into the legal, technical, sports, diet and nutrition fields.

REVISION CORRECTION

A call to order.

To correct is to verify spelling, grammar, syntax, punctuation, and more; is to identify confusions with homophones, homonyms and other similar-sounding words; is to expel false friends, barbarisms, gaucheness.

To revise is to analyze the meaning and logic within the context; is to improve style, consistency, structure; is to fine-tune tempo and movement. I like to think of it as my specialty.

THE STORY

THE JOURNEY

Words have the power to chart the course of destinies. I overheard an acquaintance of my father championing bilingualism with true passion. From that day on, I paid closer attention to the worlds around me and became acutely aware of foreign sounds and voices. I read a lot. I will not miss any school trips to English Canada or beyond the 49th parallel, and I will hold summer jobs in Toronto, where I will settle after completing my bachelor’s degree in Humanities-Translation at Laval University. I will work as a translator for an insurance organization within the legal department. The Queen City, with its “pink palace,” will feed me on multiculturalism and the music of its many voices.

I learned a lot while living among Torontonians. I will continue my journey seeking to explore other scenes, other surroundings, while remaining close to words and languages. I will travel to other parts of the world before settling in California near its famous city, where I bathed in American culture and wording. I learned a lot while living in the Golden State. Back in Quebec, I updated my skills and my tools and rediscovered with delight how good it feels to speak one’s own tongue in the garden of fleurs-de-lis.

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