PIERRETTE CHERCHEL, Mrs

PIERRETTE CHERCHEL, Mrs

Words, grammar, spelling and sentence structure hold a particular appeal for Ms. Cherchel. It all began at a very young age when her mother, a teacher, frequently entrusted her with the correction of her students' dictation tests. She takes on comparable functions now, several decades later.

Over the years, a most gratifying training and career gave her an in-depth knowledge of the French and English languages. She is responsible for revising some of the articles published on the icadio website.

After her studies, her insatiable hunger for learning led her to several other courses: Culture générale at Institut culturel français; Cours de préparation au baccalauréat, Centre national de télé-enseignement, Vanves, France; Perfectionnement en anglais commercial, École langues et affaires, Paris; Translation and Fundamentals of Comparative Stylistics and Writing, McGill University; News and Feature Writing and Social Psychology, Concordia University.

Bilingual executive assistant throughout her career, she worked for high- level business leaders in Montreal, Toronto and Martinique. She worked at the previously known as External Affairs Legal Affairs Division, in Ottawa, from where she was posted to the Canadian Embassy in Paris. Prior to retiring, she worked successively for three mayors of the city where she still resides.

More or less well settled in her retirement, she dedicates her time and skills as a volunteer, translating and revising texts for various non-profit organizations.