Welcome to my website!
My name is Valérie Geradon and I am a foreign language consultant. My job is to help you succeed, whether at school, university, within your company, internationally and... ultimately, in life. How do I proceed? I start with your needs, that I carefully analyse, then I offer you tailor-made services to meet them. My aim is for us to achieve the desired result together, and to do so without any undue effort.
My background, in a nutshell...
I completed a bachelor's degree in international trade from the Higher Education Institution of the Province of Liège in 2014. Two years later, I decided to perfect my language skills and I registered at the Faculty of Translation and Interpretation of the University of Mons. I obtained a bachelor's degree in translation and interpretation in 2019, then a master's degree in translation (research focus) in 2021. I finished my studies with a six-week internship in the French language department of the European Commission (DGT.D.FR.1).
I am in the process of registering with the Belgian FPS Justice...
I read your translations and compare them to the source text. My aim is to make sure that there are no more mistakes in the target text.
I proofread your texts, which have been previously translated by MT software.
I can also proofread your documents and the French version of your website.
I transcribe your audio and video files into text format.
I write the content of your articles, meeting minutes, PowerPoint presentations, letters, etc.
I adapt your writing to your target audience, taking into account a variety of factors such as currencies, units of measurement, regulations, etc.
I adapt all your writing to the culture of your target market, even if this means moving away from the original text and no longer translating it literally.
Theorical English and Spanish Courses
I teach English and Spanish from A1 to C1 level. I also prepare you to take language tests such as TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS and DELE.
Business English and Spanish Courses
Intercultural Communication Courses
Cross Cultural Marketing Courses
Practical English and Spanish courses
I organise discussion groups in English and Spanish. Those conversations
or "lessons", over a cup of tea or some tapas, tackle subjects of