About


My name is Myriam C. Grandchamp. I am a native French speaker. I grew up in France and worked there as an engineer before relocating to the USA. I now live in the Portland, Oregon area. I combine my scientific and technical expertise with my linguistic skills:

  • I hold a PhD in Physics (Université du Sud, Toulon Var, France) and a MS in Telecommunications (IMT Atlantique/Telecom Bretagne, France). After my PhD thesis on synthetic aperture radar images processing, I spent several years as an R&D engineer in the semiconductor industry, in different companies. I worked mostly on algorithm specification, implementation, and testing for digital video encoders used in TV broadcasting and mobile video telephony, designing new algorithms that improved picture quality and providing support to hardware and firmware teams.
  • I also hold a Professional English to French Translation Certificate from NYU School of Professional Studies, and have been translating since 2013. In addition, I successfully completed the NYU Career Advancement Course “English to French Patent Translation” at the Gold Standard level in Spring 2017 and am providing patent translation services.

Through my experience as an engineer, I developed analytical and research skills, and a strong attention to detail. As a translator, I continue to take advantage of these skills, driven by the desire to provide quality service.

Badge from NYU, Certificate in English to French Translation

NYU Certificate in English to French Translation

Badge from NYU, English to French Patent Translation

NYU Career Advancement Course: English to French Patent Translation

I am a member of:

  • ATA (American Translators Association)
  • NOTIS (Northwest Translators & Interpreters Society)
  • OSTI (Oregon Society of Translators and Interpreters)