- Language service provider profile

Claude & Antoine Dequidt

Technical freelance translator



Native language




Marketing / Financial
Software / IT



Microsoft Office
Déjà Vu
SDL Trados


Additional services

Desktop Publishing (DTP)



   Career / Experience


English > French
  - Translating
  - Proofreading

German > French
  - Translating
  - Proofreading

Spanish > French
  - Translating
  - Proofreading

Lacapelle Telephone: +33 (0) 563 347 021
F81220 Damiatte Mobile phone: +33 (0) 675 606 558
France email :
Personal details
Date of birth: 29 november 1964 / 21 October 1950
Married, 2 children aged 23
Higher Education
General university diploma and first degree in English civilisation and literature Le Mirail University,Toulouse
Higher diploma in Business and Management (equivalent to university diploma (DUT) in Management) Toulouse Chamber of Commerce:
Institute of Business Studies
English – fluent; German : fluent; Spanish - fluent.
Most relevant sailing qualifications and experience:
Sailing Instructor Certificate (CAEV - Certificat d’Aptitude à l’Enseignement de la Voile)
French motor boat skipper's licence (Permis Mer B)
French river skipper’s licence
International radio operator licence (Certificat de radiotéléphoniste restreint)
Approved radio installer (Agence Nationale des Fréquences)
Authorised dealer for French hydrographical service (Service Hydrographique et Océanographique de la Marine - SHOM)
Construction of a 50’ schooner and a 40’ trimaran prototype (GRP)
Several seasons as sailing instructor for dinghies and skipper in a cruising school
One year of continuous sailing in the Mediterranean basin in a trimaran
Main participation in races
• Have taken part in many regattas in 420, 470 and Hobbie Cat 14 dinghies, (Papeete Yacht Club, Mediterranean Sailing Centre (Le Barcarès - Pyrénées Orientales, France), La Ganguise Lake Sailing Club)
• La Majorquine: Canet – Mallorca – Canet on my 40’ trimaran
• Participated in the Thierry Dubois’ training programme for the Vendée Globe 1996-1997 on board the 60’ “Pour Amnesty”
• Transquadra double-handed race 2003/2004 in J120 Praia
Professional experience
• From 2000 to date:
Independent technical translator, in collaboration with my wife, for the sailing industry and marine professions specialised in the fields of navigational electronics (GPS, radar, depth sounders, etc.), marine radio, marine construction, rigging, fittings, engines, production of energy, weather, nautical guides, etc. Automobile and transport technology, and environment and energy technology complete these specialised fields of work

• From 1981 to 1999
Creation and management of Accastillage Diffusion Toulouse SARL (ships chandlers) which, in 1986, took over the company Comptoir Catalan d’Accastillage in Perpignan to create the Accastillage Diffusion point of sale in Canet Plage
I developed this company which, at the beginning, I ran on my own. On ceding my shares when I left the company it had 9 employees on the two sites.
Starting from supplying fittings, I developed several areas within the firm:
- An exclusive Volvo Penta, Yanmar and Suzuki Outboard concession
- A Bénéteau concession for the Toulouse region
- An agency for the Naval Hydrographic and Oceanographic Department
- Rigging crimping and mast fitting
- A mechanical workshop: commissioning and repairing marine engines
- Maintenance and repair work in the Ramonville Saint-Agne yards including managing the technical services harbour on the Canal du Midi and in Canet Plage.
- Repairing polyester hulls
- Osmosis treatment
- Installation of electronic equipment
• In addition to this activity
1996 to 2002
Participated as a yacht and pleasure boat expert in tourist engineering surveys by Adoc consultants (Toulouse):
- Sailing centres for the urban district of Vannes and in the Gulf of Morbihan
- Sailing centres for the urban district of Dunkirk
- Setting up the Calvados marine industry network
Moved the Accastillage Diffusion Toulouse head office to the Parc Technologique du Canal on the Canal du Midi side, set up the technical services harbour, managed boat handling, the maintenance area and the dry-dock (45 m long)
From 1986 to 1990
Selected the range of electronic products and participated in the preparation of the Accastillage Diffusion catalogue. I was responsible, with the representatives of other franchises, for producing the range of products and drawing up and designing the Accastillage Diffusion catalogue
Opened an Accastillage Diffusion outlet in La Grande Motte after the previous point-of-sale closed
Created and launched the shop Accastillage Diffusion in Neuilly-sur-Seine then ceded the company as initially planned once the activity had got off the ground
• 1978 to 1980
Sales supervisor - La Johnson Française, Saint Ouen l’Aumône (Val d’Oise Department of France)

General university diploma and first degree in German civilisation and literature
Le Mirail University, Toulouse 1996
General university diploma and first degree in German and English classes applied to the economic environment
Le Mirail University, Toulouse 1995
Advanced vocational Diploma – trilingual secretary German/English
Lycée Ozenne Toulouse - 1986
German and English – fluent.
From 1986 to 1993: Trilingual executive assistant at Dow Chemical GmbH (Bühl/Germany), SETMA and TF Electronique (Toulouse)
Since 1997: Independent technical translator, in collaboration with my husband for the sailing industry and marine professions specialised in the fields of navigational electronics (GPS, radars, depth sounders, etc.), marine radio, marine construction, rigging, fittings, engines, production of energy, weather, nautical guides, etc.
Other fields of experience:
o Automotive,
o Environmental technologies and renewable energies,
o IT Technologies,
o Remote sensing,
o Positioning information,
o Railway equipment,
o PV installations,
o Wind energy,
o Publishing,
o Gardening, botany,
o Culinary Arts.
Other skills :
o Multilingual and professional DTP. Translation and layout of many books for the following publishers: Éditions Loisirs Nautiques, Éditions Grafocartes, Éditions de la Lesse, Edisud, Éditions Quae, Guides Vagnon. PAO under Quark X Press or Adobe Creative Suite (Mac or PC).
Software, DTP and CAT Tools
- Trados 2011
- DéjàVu X
- TRANSIT Termstar
- Adobe Creative Suite (In Design, Illustrator, Framemaker)
- Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint)
- Quark X Press 6.0
- Prolexis


   Pricing / Other services


pricing : €0.08 to 0.10/word in source language, discount possible according to the total number of words

proof reading: €0.05/word
DTP upon specific quote, average €12.00/A4 page depending on the complexity of the layout (Mac/PC, Framemaker, Adobe CS3, Quark Xpress, InDesign CS3 & CS5)

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