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Laura Marais




After graduating from university with a Bachelor in Communication studies and a Certificate in Advertising, I started working and collaborating on different projects ranging from photography to event production and coordination as well as translation.

Overview of my professional experience and skills

- Professional freelance translator since 2007 - Web, corporate, technical, commercial, script (movies, documentaries) translations, to name only a few projects
- Event coordinator, promoter, production assistant in the music industry - Organizing shows, booking tours for local and international artists, coordinating concerts, tour managing, administrative work (visas ...), press relations

- Nightlife / Event photographer - collaborator for festivals, magazines, zines (...). PR, press relations (...)

I have also worked on and off on various cultural related projects either personally or professionally.

My strengths:
Strong communications skills
Dynamic, versatile and extremely motivated
Professional, reliable, meticulous, organized and hardworking
Fully bilingual in French and English

Work experiences

  • Freelance Translator / Proofreader Current

    From January 2007 to present in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
    Freelance Translator / Proofreader<br> English - French (mother tongue) - English<br><br> Fields: Arts and culture, cinema, technical, corporate, commercial (...)<br><br> 3+ years of experience in movie and television scripts translation<br> 3+ years of experience in commercial translation (Major clients)<br><br>
  • Production assistant / coordinator

    With HIGH FOOD & I LOVE NEON from September 2008 to November 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
    Production assistant and coordinator for a major event producer in Montreal.<br><br> - In charge of communications - press relations, PR, promotion and social platforms (twitter, facebook, myspace...)<br> - Coordinator and liaison agent during the events and on tour (local &amp; international)<br> - Administrative work (visas, LMO...)<br> - Assistant to the booker and artist manager<br><br><br>
  • Founder, Creative Director, Photographer

    With The Friendattack from October 2006 to February 2010 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
    Founder, creative director and photographer for the website The Friendattack.<br><br> In charge of communications, PR and press relations<br> Web designer and content editor<br> Colaborator with various magazines, zines, festivals and events both local and international (ie: Osheaga, Meg, Pop Montreal, Technikart, Tsugi, Nightlife magazine...)<br><br> Organization of a photo exhibit for the Nuit Blanche de Montréal 2010<br><br><br>
  • Contractual work (communications and event planning)

    From January 2005 to January 2007 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
    CATCH COMMUNICATIONS<br> - Preparation of the company’s press kit, contact and follow-up with journalists, putting together press releases<br><br><br> CAFTAN FashionShow<br> - Preparation of the company’s press kit, contact and follow-up with journalists, general planning and coordination for the event<br><br><br> BLYCHEE<br> - In charge of planning and coordinating medium-sized events – logistics, creative direction and budget<br><br><br> NOTICE BUREAU – Internship<br> - Director’s representative for audiovisual projects<br>
  • Marketing, sales and communications Current

    With CAMUZ Magazine from October 2010 to present in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
    Marketing and sales rep.<br> In charge of communicating with clients and prospects for marketing and advertising partnerships.<br><br>
  • Head of Communications and Box Office Current

    With Club Soda.


Spoken languages
English, Spanish, French
Written languages
English, French, Spanish (intermediate)
2004 – 2006
UNIVERSITÉ DE MONTRÉAL - Certificate in Advertising
2001 – 2004
UNIVERSITÉ DE MONTRÉAL – Bachelor degree in Communications
1997 – 2001
COLLÈGE STANISLAS – Bachelor degree in literature, specialized in English (equivalent to the DEC)
Tech skills
Office, photoshop, Dreamweaver, Quark, MAC and PCAdobe - Illustrator
People, music, architecture, Visual Arts