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Ngono Alain
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Alain Blaise NGONO est traducteur camerounais travaillant dans les médias. Il vit à Nairobi, Kenya.

Alain Blaise NGONO. He lives in Nairobi (Kenya).

Date and place of birth: 20 January 1984 at EBANGA, Cameroon.

Current job title: News translator and Editor

Source language: English
Target and native language: French


- Prepare a terminological database

- Translate and edit 13 stories per day on average.

Freelance working experience:

April 2010 to present: freelance services to Ogilvy Advertising in partnership with British American Tobacco for marketing of cigarette brands like: Pall Mall, Viceroy and Dunhill in Comoros, Burundi, Mauritius and Democratic Republic of Congo.

January 2010: translation into French of marketing documents of the company Tracom Kenya.

2009: founding member of a consultancy agency named Shalom Services specialized in language services such as translation and interpretation.

Septembre 2007 : Translation of the abstract of a collection of poems entitled : Terre de poètes terre de paix : Antropologie des poètes du monde sur la paix. Assembled and presented by Jean-Claude Awono, Editions Ifrikiya, Cameroon.

Education, Qualifications and Training

Since 2009: Certificate in translation in College de Saint Boniface, University of Manitoba, Canada.

2007: Masters in English Literature, specialisation American Literature University of Yaounde I, Cameroon.

2005: B.A. in Bilingual Studies (French and English);

2002: Baccalaureat in philosophical letters, option German


- Produce high quality translation work within prescribed deadlines.

- Good interpersonal and communication skills. Excellent command of the French and English languages.

- Ability to place team agenda before personal agenda, and to support and act in accordance with final group decisions, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position.

- Ability to identify priority activities and assignments, and adjust priorities as required; and to use time efficiently.

- Ability to produce high quality translation work within prescribed deadlines.

- Computer literacy and familiarity with commonly used translation technology.

- Commitment to pursuing in-service training, external study and/or independent study to acquire the ability to perform at higher levels of difficulty and complexity.

Software used
- Déjà Vu, Computer Assisted Translation ;
- Trados, Antidote ;
- Windows 2007 ;
- MS-Office 2000 Professional (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Front Page);
- Linguistic databases : TERMIUM, Grand dictionnaire terminologique, and TransSearch.

Some references
- Xinhua News Agency: Zhou Xhaouping, head of the French department, ""

- Ogilvy Advertising: Michelle Wanjiku, Account Executive
Ogilvy Advertising, ""


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We call for the release of Richard Djif as well as freedom of speech, thought and imagination!
Declaration by Cameroonian artists and activits
Général Valsero
Alain-Patrice Nganang
Alain Ngono
Salomon Omaande
Joseph Desiré Som 1
publié le 03/04/2013 13:04:18


Nous exigeons la libération de Richard Djif, en même temps que celle de la pensée et de la créativité artistique !
Tribune libre par plusieurs artistes, intellectuels camerounais
Général Valsero
Alain-Patrice Nganang
Alain Ngono
Salomon Omaande
Joseph Desiré Som 1
publié le 03/04/2013 12:04:01

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