Rodolphe Destombes

Rodolphe Destombes

Rodolphe Destombes

3381 Victoria Drive

Vancouver, BC, V5N4M3

Tel: (778) 887-2538

Skype ID: rodolphe.destombes




2004University of Toronto - Certificate in French Translation,Toronto

1995 - 2000Hautes Études Industrielles(HEI), Civil Engineering, Lille, France

Equivalent to Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Engineering

1998 - 1999UniversitéLaval, Québec - GPA: 3.90/4.10

1995French Baccalauréat - Honours - France - Collège de Marcq (59)

Professional Experience

April 2003-PresentProfessional English to French Translator, Freelance,Toronto

  • Translation and localization of documents pertaining tovariousfields: technical, scientific, business, marketing, media, tourism, sport, etc. References and samples available upon request
April -Sept. 2012Cohen Commission of Inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River, Vancouver
  • Translation and revision of the final report (>2,000 pages)

Jan. - March 2010Organizing Committee for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, Vancouver

  • Translation and Revision Specialist
  • Translated documents for the Olympic and Paralympic News Services

June – August 2008Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG), Beijing, China

  • Translator and reviser
  • Translated documents for the Olympic News Service

Feb. 2002-April 2003Greenfield Painting, Toronto

  • Construction estimator (projects of various sizes)
  • Showed quick and successful adaptation

Nov. - August 2001Direction Départementale des Affaires Sanitaires et Sociales(DDASS) - Military Service, Lille, France

  • Responsible for support program to children with school difficulties ($1M budget): processed more than 170 files
  • Cartography – designed 90 maps: made up for the three years delay in less than three months

October 2000Porshula Consulting(Volunteer work), Toronto

Project Director Assistant - Co-organized a charity event within the Chinese community (show files, schedules and run-down)
  • The three shows were so popular that a fourth one was organized

March-June 2000Ramery (general contractor)- Firm assessment, Armentières, France

  • Set up cost evaluation software for building site
  • The firm showed great satisfaction in the accomplished work and is now using the software to estimate prices

June-October 1999Quillery (general contractor)- Engineer Training Period, Halluin, France

  • Project Manager assistant on a $200M heavy industrial building site
  • Assisted in supervision of realisation of main structure
  • Planned prefabrications and lifting operations
  • Scheduled and supervised paving
  • Developed safety procedures
  • Successfully managed a team
  • The firm offered me a position upon graduation

Computer Knowledge

TranslationSDL Trados Studio 2011

MS OfficeWord, Excel, Power point


FrenchMother tongue

EnglishFluent - First Certificate of Cambridge University

JapaneseBeginner/Intermediate – JLPT 4


SportClimbing (lead), hiking, snowboarding, cross-country skiing

Strategy gamesChess, game of Go, board games, Diplomacy

References available upon request