Yves Champollion was born 1956 in Paris, France. He is related to the early nineteenth-century French Egyptologist Jean-François Champollion, whose contributions to the translation of Egyptian hieroglyphics were instrumental to the deciphering of the Rosetta stone. Yves freelanced as a translator between 1982 and 1995, when he published the French versions of several popular science books that were bestsellers in the US, including Darwin on trial by P.E. Johnson. From 1996 to 1999, he was a project manager and consultant for large translation projects at world-class translation agencies (Translatel, Linguex…), which led to his involvement in projects for SAP R/3 & R/4, Siemens, Alcatel, Microsoft, IBM, ABB and Ford, to name a few. Starting in 2000, he developed the Wordfast and PlusTools suite of Computer-Assisted Translation tools, a popular product among translation agencies and freelance translators, with over 10,000 licenses in use. Widely travelled, in addition to French, German, English, Latin, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and Japanese, Yves has also had time to get acquainted with Shangana, a language spoken in Mozambique, where he sponsors a secondary school. Lastly, he is an enthusiastic conference speaker, having delivered countless keynote addresses and lectures throughout his career, and particularly since he launched the Wordfast product.
Yves will present:
Wordfast – the one-stop shop for heavyweight localization (English)
Interoperability is at the very heart of Wordfast today. The Microsoft-Word-only “Wordfast Classic” tool has spawned two unchained offsprings: a totally agnostic, browser-based version, Wordfast Anywhere, that runs on virtually any device; and a java-based agency powerhouse, Wordfast PRO, for the localization industry and the savvy professional. Find out how versatility powers localization in our age of competing standards and tight deadlines.
TriKonf 2013, the Tri-National Translation Conference, Freiburg/Breisgau, Germany – 18-20 october 2013
More information: http://trikonf.com
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