Franck Mée
18 rue des Roses
75018 Paris

E-mail : franck at h26.me
Phone : (+33) 632 27 79 32
Born on Novem­ber 27th, 1980
CIJP n°112319

Current occupations

  • since July 2016: trans­la­tor for Eyrolles publi­sher. French ver­sions for:
    • In Came­ra by Gor­don Laing (2017)
    • Black & White Pho­to­gra­phy by Michael Free­man (2017)
    • Archi­tec­tu­ral Pho­to­gra­phy by Adrian Schulz (2016)
  • since July 2016: free­lance wri­ter
    • Chas­seur d’Images, month­ly maga­zine about pho­to­gra­phy
    • Drone Mul­ti­ro­tor, bimes­trial maga­zine about drones
  • since May 2016: free­lance ana­lyst, trans­la­tor and wri­ter for came­ra manu­fac­tu­rers

Previous works

  • Decem­ber 2016: one-shot article in Info-Pilote (offi­cial month­ly publi­ca­tion for the French Aero­nau­tics Fede­ra­tion), rela­ting the “Bal­tic Tour” my aero-club orga­ni­zed
  • Octo­ber 2016: co-wri­ter for Drôles de zings by French plane cari­ca­tu­rist Jean Bar­baud
  • ear­ly 2016: 2 month stand-in for a lea­ving jour­na­list, Les Numé­riques, connec­ted house depart­ment
    LED ligh­ting and blue­tooth bea­cons reviews, news sto­ries, tech­ni­cal papers
  • 2013–2015: head of came­ra reviews, Le monde de la pho­to (French month­ly maga­zine and web­site about pho­to­gra­phy) and Work­flow (quar­ter­ly maga­zine about mana­ging, edi­ting, prin­ting and publi­shing pho­tos and videos)
    came­ra tests and reviews plan­ning and wri­ting, news sto­ries, tech­ni­cal papers and tuto­rials
  • 2007–2012: jour­na­list, Les Numé­riques / Digi­tal Ver­sus (French-based web­site tes­ting came­ras, smart­phones, TV, com­pu­ter acces­so­ries, etc., 200 000+ rea­ders a day in France)
    • 2010–2012: head of camera&photo depart­ment
      came­ra tests and reviews plan­ning, mana­ging wri­ter, mul­tiple wri­ting for web and prin­ted publi­ca­tion (in French “Image maga­zine”)
    • 2008–2010: photo&news wri­ter
      wri­ting news about pro­ducts, tech­no­lo­gies and mar­ket, came­ras reviews (both in lab and gene­ral use), how-to and tech­ni­cal expla­na­tions
    • 2007–2008: news wri­ter, reviews re-wri­ter
      wri­ting IT news, re-wri­ting and adap­ting reviews for prin­ted publi­ca­tion in French “Micro Actuel” maga­zine
  • 2003–2006: edu­ca­tio­nal and dor­mi­to­ry super­vi­sor in junior and senior high schools

Volunteer work

  • since 2014: proo­frea­der, trans­la­tor and wri­ter, CFPA News (Cali­for­nian aerial fire­figh­ting news­let­ter)
  • since 2007: wri­ter, Aéro­bi­blio­thèque (French aero­nau­tics books reviews)

Working knowledge

  • Win­dows, GNU/Linux and Android ope­ra­ting sys­tems, web/FTP, Google tools, After­Shot Pro, Gimp, office tools…
  • pro­gram­ming lan­guages basics (HTML, JavaS­cript, PHP, SQL, C, Perl)
  • lan­guages : native French, wor­king English, basic Ita­lian and Japa­nese (can write in French or English)
  • English-French trans­la­tion

Educational background

  • 2006 : English-Japa­nese forei­gn lan­guages 3rd-year degree, Gre­noble 3 uni­ver­si­ty
  • 2001 : com­pu­ter science 3rd-year degree, Gre­noble 1 uni­ver­si­ty, with dis­tinc­tion
    trai­ning per­iod in hete­ro­ge­neous sys­tem images mana­ge­ment
  • 2000 : com­pu­ter science DUT (tech­ni­cal degree), Gre­noble 2 uni­ver­si­ty
    trai­ning per­iod in concei­ving and pro­gram­ming a society’s web­site

Miscellaneous

  • pho­to, espe­cial­ly car ral­lying and air shows
  • cine­ma enthu­siast and occa­sio­nal revie­wer
  • sports : clim­bing, swim­ming, moun­tain biking, horse riding, run­ning
  • driver’s license and pri­vate pilot’s licence (Airplane/SEP)