Karl is the co-founder of BeTranslated, together with Mike Bastin. He translates from English, Dutch and Spanish to French and is specialised in marketing, tourism, sustainable development, NGOs, training, IT (the Internet, software, hardware and networks) and telecommunication products. Besides translating, he mostly deals with sales, customers, sales and project management, billing and the administrative and accounting management of the BeTranslated network.
Since 2004, he is the dedicated French translator of one of the major global manufacturers and distributors of IT networking hardware. He also coordinates the translations of this client in six languages.
Karl is a Belgian citizen born in 1962. He grew up in Central Africa, then studied and lived in Belgium.
After studying Translation at the International School of Translators and Interpreters of Mons and obtaining a postgraduate degree in Marketing and Retailing, Karl worked as a top executive for several Belgian companies, including the Belgian National Telecom Company, where he was a Customer Contact & Performance Improvement Manager for 5 years.
In 1999, weary of the rainy weather of Belgium, he relocated to the Caribbean to also return to his first love, translation. Together with Mike, he set up BeTranslated.