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Lize-Marie  Marais

Experienced Consultant, Writer and Interpreter

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After twenty years in Paris, I decided that it was time to head back to sunny South Africa and my home province of the Eastern Cape. I started Business-Affaires in 2010. I have since been testing my European experience in South Africa as a freelance translator, researcher and writer.

My Curriculum Vitae

  • A French Speaking South African fluent in English, French and Afrikaans
  • Lived and worked as a Strategic Planning Manager in Paris for 20 years
  • A wide experience in getting different cultures and language speakers to communicate and understand each other in the business environment
  • Worked for a multi-lingual / multi-cultural blue chip company
  • International project management
  • Assisting executive level interchange management of French, Japanese, Belgium, South African and British business people
  • Business chaperoning and interpretation in many countries around the world
  • Created Business-Affaires in 2010
  • Translating documents from French, English and Afrikaans on topics as diverse as tourism, pharmaceuticals and marine research and biology
  • Research and co-writing of several articles and books, such as adventure, mountain biking and trail running guides of South Africa
  • Member of the South African Translators’ Institute