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Patricia Brochu

Translation & Communications Specialist

Work experience

July 2021Present

Localization Lead - Brands & Marketing

  • Oversee and manage localization process for global and North American campaigns 
  • Work with cross functional partners in globally and in North American to build out localization processes 
  • Lead localization kick off briefs with vendor partners and freelancers 
  • Manage, lead quality control process to approve French creative brand content 
  • Maintain and track localization budgets
Nov 2019Sept 2021

Translation Services Manager

CM2 (General Motors Company of Canada)
  • Review and manage the English to French translation needs across all business areas (customer and dealer facing materials) 
  • Manage relationships with external translation vendors 
  • Maintain and improve existing workflows and processes 
  • Ensure quality and consistency of French communications 
  • Oversee, coordinate and manage daily translation requests, manage and prioritize them accordingly 
  • Translate requests from internal stakeholders on an ad-hoc basis 
Nov 2017Nov 2019


Arbonne International LLC
  • Work with the Lead translator to translate, edit and proofread all customer facing document and all field communications
  • Meet and manage set translation deadlines
  • Creatively convey French marketing messaging to be used during promotional campaigns 
  • Assist in managing and maintaining the Translation Log 
Jan 2016Feb 2018

Translation and Communications Lead

  • Translate all customer-facing French documents 
  • Manage all daily translation related activities 
  • Manage translation vendor relationships and expectations 
  • Support and assist in the creation of Canada specific campaigns geared to the French Canadian market 
  • Responsible for the coordination and planning of local events such as Town Hall meetings, sales meetings and engagement events 
  • Support internal clients with their communication requirements 
  • Create, manage and edit content for the employee Sharepoint  
  • Create, manage and edit bilingual content for the Shire Canada website 
  • Develop, create and distribute a weekly employee newsletter 
Aug 2015Dec 2015

Communications Intern (contract)

Johnson & Johnson
  • Create communications plans and materials for philanthropic activities, key community programs and corporate sponsorship events
  • Ensure key corporate messaging is communicated to employees through a variety of platforms
  • Manage and create materials for internal communication initiatives (infographics, plasma screen communications) 
  • Establish processes required to ensure relevant and strategic content is submitted regularly to the Intranet platform 
  • Support Town Hall Meetings through event and slide deck preparation as well as meeting and A/V coordination  
May 2015Dec 2015

Jr Translator (contract)

Johnson & Johnson
  • Translate, edit and proofread marketing, sales and promotional materials, web copy decks and literature for medical professional
  • Create and build the company's first CAT tool / software and database (Logiterm) 
  • Manage the linguistics mailbox and disperse proofreading and translation projects while ensuring deadlines are being met and processes are being followed
Jun 2014Dec 2015

Translation and Communications (contract)

Special Olympics Canada
  • Draft dynamic and interesting content to be featured on the Special Olympics Canada Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages
  • Ensure social media content is aligned with the International Special Olympics standards and rules for writing and publishing
  • Manage deadlines and staff to ensure event coverage of all athletes and events
  • Track engagement metrics on various communications platforms 
Mar 2014May 2014

Test Administrator (Contract)

  • Coordinate standardized testing sessions in high schools across Ontario
  • Lead academic testing sessions with groups of 42 high school students while following strict organizational guidelines and procedures
  • Write confidential reports for each of the testing session 
Sep 2014Apr 2015

French Language Facilitator (Contract)

La Cité Collégiale
  • Prepare and deliver weekly lessons for adults working for the Ministry of Finance, Natural Resources, and Education 
  •  Provide sessional evaluation reports to students and managers; prepare tutoring sessions as needed 
  • Create and develop a curriculum for current and  future French retention courses



Post Graduate Certificate - Business Communications

Ryerson University

B.A. (Hons)Translation

York University Glendon College

Administrative and legal translation               Business translation

Business communication                                    Effective communication 

Terminology                                                              Editing and proofreading 

Documentation                                                       Medical translation

Writing an article                                                    English and French grammar



École Secondaire Saint Charles Garnier

Ontario Scholar

Certificate of Bilingualism