The Path to Becoming a Professional French Translator

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Working as a professional translator is a popular career choice for an increasing number of modern language graduates and for other people who have a flair for foreign languages. Translation involves converting copy from one language to another and all translators are required to be fluent in their native language as well as at least one other language. Interpreters, on the other hand, specialise in the translation of the spoken word.

French is one of the world’s major languages and is a key medium for communication within the European Union. Translators who are skilled in French are widely in demand in business, science, medical, legal, academic and diplomatic circles. The role of the translator is often a very challenging one and, while the skill-set demanded by the profession requires far more than just being good at languages, complete fluency in at least one foreign language is a non-negotiable starting point.

Becoming Fluent in French

Being able to ‘get by’ in French is not enough for anyone who aspires to become a professional translator; one needs to immerse oneself thoroughly in the language to the extent where one becomes completely fluent. Achieving this level of fluency is something which demands a lot of time and effort. Among the learning strategies aspiring translators have found to be helpful are the following:

Formal courses

Most UK universities offer degree courses in French and other modern foreign languages. Typically a degree course involves three years at the British university and one year living abroad. The year overseas is spent in a country where the language one is learning is spoken and will involve either working as a school classroom language assistant or following a course of study at a university. 
 
Once they have graduated, many language students will then go on to read translation studies at post-graduate level. This is the career path for a significant number of people entering the translation profession each year. Translation studies courses are available on a full and part-time basis, so it is possible to combine study with a period of work-experience.

In the case of people for whom four years of full-time study is not a viable option, local college courses in French are widely available at beginner, intermediate and advanced level. The Open University (OU) is another excellent option for studying French up to degree level. OU courses are sufficiently flexible to fit in with most people’s work and family commitments.

Although OU study is essentially home-based, they also offer opportunities to interact in French online and at weekend and residential study days. This provides a forum for practising your French skills with your tutors and fellow students. Many students report that this is the most useful and enjoyable part of an OU course.

Private tuition

Private tuition is a useful alternative to formal study both for beginners and for more advanced level French students who wish to hone their language skills to a higher level. Tuition is offered, in most cases by native French speakers, in many parts of the UK. Tutors work either on an individual or a very small group basis. Many private tutors organise and lead language trips to France so that one can enjoy a holiday at the same time as immersing oneself in the French language and culture. Many students find that they can make rapid progress when working with a good private tutor.


Online options

In recent years the internet has begun to offer a range of options for learning French that were never previously available. Sites such as Duolingo.com and Bonjour.com specialise in online courses. There are also numerous online discussion forums, communities and online ‘pen-pal’ sites for people learning French. These give the opportunity to converse with others in French, both in writing and in live conversation via Skype and similar applications.

The internet also provides several reliable, up to date online dictionaries where one can quickly look up a particular French word or phrase to check its meaning or spelling. Whilst it is important to have a good, hard-copy dictionary, these can quickly become relatively out-dated because French, like all other languages, constantly develops and adopts new words and phrases. This happens, one must observe, despite the best efforts of the French Ministry of Culture to resist such changes.


Online French Courses

Learn French - BBC
Learn how to speak French with audio, video and games, including the alphabet, phrases, vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, activities and tests.

Learn French online - Babbel.com
Learn French Online at Babbel with our award winning interactive French online courses. You'll make fast progress & have fun doing it.


Live Mocha - French
Learn French for free with online French lessons and study partners. Learn to speak French for free in our online language learning community.


Duo Lingo - French
Offers free language instruction where users translate documents and vote on the accuracy of those translations. Contains a description of how it works, a blog...


French learning Blogs

Oui, c'est ça! | A blog for learners of French
A blog for learners of French


I Learn French Blog
A good French blog with information regarding most aspects of the language and culture


Love Learning Languages | Your Passport to French
A good blog to read if you're starting out learning French, includes grammar, youtube videos and word of the day.


Learn French Now Free
If you want to learn French for FREE, you came to the right place. This blog offers basic and advanced French lessons for everyone. Also here you can find the right usage of French for the right situation. Just click on the links at the sidebar and start learning French.


8 Great French Blogs Every French Learner Should Read
Looking for the web's best blogs for learning French? Look no further! We've searched far and wide for the best French blogs for French learners.

Audio books

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Audio books are essentially modular learning programmes which allow the learner to progress by a combination of reading, listening and speaking. Packages typically include a linked book and CD and can cater for all levels of French learner, from the complete beginner to more advanced students. Audio books of this type are a particularly useful learning resource for those who wish to improve their conversational French. 

They also have the advantage of the student being able to learn ‘on the go’. Thus, one is able to slip on the headphones and work at improving one’s French while relaxing with a coffee, making the long commute to work or while pounding the treadmill in the gym.


Audio Book Recommendations

Learn French - Michel Thomas
When it comes to learning French it doesn’t get easier than the Michel Thomas Method. The Michel Thomas method eases you into the French language by breaking it into its component parts.


Pimsleur French
The world-famous Pimsleur Method™ combines well-established research, most-useful vocabulary and a completely intuitive process to get you speaking right from the first day


Rapid French
Effortless, enjoyable, fast and effective language learning through music


Linguaphone
Another popular staple of the language learning world, Linguaphone has been around for ages and offers many courses ranging from beginner to advanced/expert. Also includes a 64 page full colour course book with language exercises and tests.


Rosetta Stone
Want to learn French? Try the #1 language learning software from Rosetta Stone® & discover hours of engaging content. 30 day money back guarantee.


Text books

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Text books focus on a different aspect of learning the French language than that covered by audio books.


Whereas audio books allow one to get a feel for the spoken language and an opportunity to practice one’s skills, French text books are an essential resource for becoming fully competent in the written language.

Thus, they are an essential resource for those who wish to become translators. In particular one needs to use text books to master the rules and usage of French grammar. This includes conjugation, cases, tenses, nouns, verbs and so on.

French text books and audio books are widely available; try your local bookstore or an online retailer, such as Amazon.

French movies, TV and other media

By watching French movies and TV without subtitles, listening to French radio stations and reading French novels, newspapers and magazines one is able to immerse oneself in the French language and its everyday usage and idioms. Listening to French music, concentrating on the lyrics, can be an enjoyable way to learn more about everyday French too.

But one should not expect to understand everything at first; native French speech will seem bewilderingly fast for the learner and progress with a French novel will inevitably be painfully slow at first. But, with practice and the judicious use of a dictionary and other reference sources, one will begin to progressively improve one’s knowledge of spoken and written French. In fact, there is no shame in starting the process of reading in French with children’s books.

As a bonus to spending time absorbing the French media, one will also begin to gain an insight into the French world-view, and understanding a people and their culture is an integral part of learning their language. But this is not just a process for the French learner, people who are fluent in French, including professional translators, need to keep in touch with French language and culture on an ongoing basis. Fortunately, the internet and satellite TV makes this requirement much easier than it ever was before.


Recommended French Movies

Time out - 100 Best French Films
The 100 best French films - Time Out's definitive countdown of the finest French films – as chosen by industry experts


17 Feel-Good French Films You Should Definitely Stream On Netflix
Some of the best feel good French films currently streaming on Netflix


Recommended French Music

10 French Bands that Everyone Should Know – Flavorwire
They’ve put together a list of 10 less well-known French artists who they reckon everyone should know.


Free French Music Downloads – Last.fm

Some free French music downloads from last.fm

French Pop Music - Slipcue.Com
French Music Guide: Compilation albums.... Here are a few recommendations to albums I've enjoyed that I think you might like as well, ranging from 1960s...


National French Newspapers

L'Express
A French weekly news magazine. When founded in 1953 during the First Indochina War, it was modelled on the US magazine Time.


L'Humanité
Formerly the daily newspaper linked to the French Communist Party (PCF), was founded in 1904 by Jean Jaurès, a leader of the French Section of the Workers' International (SFIO).


La Croix
A daily French general-interest Roman Catholic newspaper. It is published in Paris and distributed throughout the country, with a circulation of just under 110,000 as of 2009.


Le Canard enchaîné

A satirical newspaper published weekly in France. Founded in 1915, it features investigative journalism and leaks from sources inside the French government, the French political world and the French business world, as well as many jokes and humorous cartoons.

Le Figaro
A French daily newspaper founded in 1826 and published in Paris. It has been generally well respected in post-World War II France. Its editorial line is conservative.


Le Monde
A French daily evening newspaper founded by Hubert Beuve-Méry and continuously published in Paris since its first edition on 19 December 1944. It is one of the most important and widely respected newspapers in the world.


Le Nouvel Observateur
A weekly French newsmagazine. Based in Paris, it is the most prominent French general information magazine in terms of audience and circulation (currently at 538,200).


Libération
A French daily newspaper founded in Paris by Jean-Paul Sartre and Serge July in 1973 in the wake of the protest movements of May 1968. Originally an extreme left newspaper, it has undergone a number of shifts during the 1980s and 1990s to take the social democrat position.


Living in France

For all the merits of the various methods of learning French previously discussed in this article, by far the most effective way of absorbing the language is to spend time living in France, or perhaps another French-speaking country, and taking the opportunity to engage on a daily basis with native French speakers.

By living in France for an extended period of time one is able to immerse oneself in the language, hearing and speaking it every day. For most people who are fluent in French, and especially for those who go on to become translators, living in France for several weeks, months or longer was an essential step. 

Some French learners combine their wish to live in France with a period of study at a French university or college. Others find that they can pay their way by taking up temporary employment in France; in fact, the French workplace is the perfect place to practice one’s language skills. There are a number of websites which concentrate on assisting those seeking temporary work in France. As co-members of the EU, there are very few bureaucratic barriers to UK nationals working across the Channel.

However, should it be for financial reasons or maybe because of family commitments, there are a number of people for whom going off to spend a year in France is not a practical proposition. For these people the learning methods we have already discussed offer ample and very effective alternatives. But, even if one can only manage a holiday of a week or two, a vacation in France still offers scope for a short but intensive immersion into the everyday use of French among native speakers.

Becoming a Translator

So, assuming you are now fluent in French, how do you get launched on the career path of becoming a translator? Taking one step back for a moment, the real starting point should be to make sure you understand what the work of a translator involves. Once you are certain you have full cognisance of the role, you can then establish whether it really is the career you wish to pursue.

The work of a translator is rarely glamorous and can be quite repetitive and intense. One is also required to work accurately and to very tight deadlines. Remuneration is often not as high as that enjoyed by graduates who go into other professions, such as the law or the financial sector. However, for those who enjoy meeting new challenges and expanding their skills on a daily basis, translation is a very rewarding career.

As well as fluency in at least one foreign language, the work of a translator demands a number of other skills. These include self-motivation, the ability to deal with pressure and work to deadlines and good IT skills, as well as some knowledge of a specialist area such as business, law or education.

Improve your English

Whilst fluency in French is of course essential if one aspires to become a French translator, one should not forget one also needs a high level of competency in English. This level of competency is a given if one is to produce good quality French to English translations; after all, the quality of the final product is only as good as that of the translator’s written English. Strategies for improving one’s English include reading extensively, word games and studying grammar. One might also consider completing a creative writing course and making a habit of practicing daily writing assignments.

Proficiency tests

Taking a proficiency test is an essential first step for anyone who aspires to becoming a translator. This is your proof of competence and confirms that you are fluent in your chosen language. 

Many graduates in French, some of whom have successfully studied to master’s level, question why they need to take a proficiency test, often suggesting that their degree should speak for itself. However, meeting the standards required to graduate in French from a British university is not proof in itself that one has the ability to communicate fluently in French in business and other professional circles.

The proficiency test is a rigorous, independent assessment of one’s level of skill in the French language and is an essential requirement for anyone who wishes to become a translator. The following are amongst the leading proficiency test agencies:


Test de Français International (TFI)

Test de Connaissance du Français (TCF)
Test d’Evaluation de Français (TEF)

All of the above agencies offer testing facilities in the UK and, in some cases, online. TEF’s website features a number of practice papers to give you an idea of what is required and the opportunity to practise.

All of these test agencies are approved to issue successful candidates with certificates that confirm their level of competence in French. In the case of TCF, the agency has the approval of the French Ministry of Education. TEF is supported by the Paris Chamber of Commerce. The certificates these agencies issue are widely recognised in business circles and the translation industry and are an essential component of an aspiring translator’s CV.

Becoming certified

The next step for the novice translator, after passing a proficiency test, is to become professionally certified. For future employers and clients this provides the assurance that you are as competent in translation as you say you are. It also provides them with a remedial route should things ever go wrong.

For the new translator, and indeed for more experienced ones, certification can lead one into making new contacts and discovering new openings for work. It also offers a forum for further learning and the opportunity to improve one’s professional skills.

Internationally the leading body for translators is the US-based American Translators Association (ATA) Candidates who are able to pass the ATA’s very challenging three-hour examination are eligible include the prestigious ATA certification on their CV and use the designation CT (Certified Translator) after their name. UK-based translators are eligible to join the ATA and apply for certification. However, certification examinations are currently only offered at test venues in the United States. The AFA’s website provides details of upcoming test dates.

In the UK the leading association for professional translators and interpreters is the Institute of Translating and Interpreting (ITI) The association brings together some three thousand translators and interpreters and is a major force in the translation industry.

The ITI maintains a register of qualified translators and, whilst being accepted onto that register does not in itself guarantee regular work, it certainly puts one into the shop window to be seen by businesses and institutions looking for a competent translator. 

Translators who are accepted into membership of the ITI will all have been required to demonstrate an accepted level of professional competence. Membership also gives potential employers and clients the reassurance that they are employing a translator who they know is bound by the ITI’s code of professional conduct.

For the rookie translator, membership of the ITI opens up networking opportunities, gives access to job adverts and offers a range of learning events. ITI membership is available at a number of levels to reflect one’s degree of professional development. Similarly, membership fees are on a sliding scale.


Breaking into the profession

Some translators are employed by companies or institutions. However, the majority of translation work available is offered on a freelance basis. But no matter how good one’s language skills, it is very difficult to obtain translation work at any level without being able to demonstrate that you possess previous experience. 

For some aspiring translators the only way to square this particular circle is to go out and secure a period of unpaid internship or work experience. Most openings are based in the UK’s larger towns and cities. However, if you live in or near a university town, translation skills are much in demand at many academic institutions.

As another option to consider, many charities and community organisations have short-term opportunities for volunteer translators. A quick Google search will give you lots of leads in your local area. The organisation Translators Without Borders maintains an international database of such opportunities - Translators without Borders

One step up from unpaid work, but nonetheless a very good opportunity to build up a portfolio of experience, is to look at some of the low-paid translation assignments many agencies offer to beginners in the profession. This also helps one to build up a network of professional contacts. Again, a quick internet search will point you in the right direction.

Market yourself

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When looking for that first opening into the profession, your curriculum vitae (CV) is your key resource. It is, therefore, vitally important to review and update your CV regularly, and in particular to do so as and when you build up your experience and develop new skills. You should also maintain a portfolio of examples of your previous work to show to potential employers and clients.

A lot of companies and organisations, particularly those with a regional focus such as your local police authority, like to be seen to support local businesses. It is, therefore, a worthwhile step to deliver your CV to such organisations. You can do this by email if you prefer, but delivering it in person, person, particularly if you can get to meet the person who commissions translation work, is far better.

Given that a lot of the translation work available is offered on a short-contract or freelance basis, it is important that you market yourself. To this end, it is essential to have your own website; your place for you to market you as a professional translator. The site should include information about you, your skills and experience. It should also include details of the services you offer, several options for contacting you, examples of your work and testimonials from satisfied clients.

Unless you already have web design experience, you may wish to pay a one-off fee for someone to design a site for you. This is particularly relevant if you require a relatively sophisticated site, such as one which offers more than one language, which makes sense if you are marketing yourself as a translator. Alternatively, there is a lot of free, simple software available on the internet to help even the web design beginner to get started with a basic but perfectly acceptable site. 

An aspiring translator also needs to have a visible social media presence, in particular on Twitter and LinkedIn. This helps to raise your profile and projects you as an active presence in the profession. 

The internet, of course, has revolutionised translation services just as much as it has for other professions. For the freelance French translator one’s location is almost irrelevant. Email, Skype and online collaborative working packages make it possible to take on assignments from almost any part of the world


Developing a specialism

To successfully translate a document one has to do far more than just transpose the French words on the page with English ones, or vice versa. By definition, most of the work that translators do involves some kind of professional specialism; these are the types of organisation that need to have their documentation accurately translated. Specialism's of this type include business, the law, academia and the medical profession. All of these specialism's have their own terminology and vocabulary, their own ways of communicating with one another. In order to successfully translate a specialist document, a translator has to be familiar with the modes of communication that are used within that specialism.

So when one is thinking about developing one’s career as a translator, it makes sense to build up one’s knowledge in one or more specialist area. Many French translators are already qualified to master’s degree or PhD level in the language, so the academic world and the language it uses will already be very familiar. Translators with a first degree in another subject, such as a science, may find they are able to specialise in that area. A particular leisure interest, such as a sport, may open up other opportunities to specialise. Looking beyond these options, through study and experience one can also build up a useful working knowledge of the terminology used in other specialist areas.

Translators who, through professional achievement, become widely recognised as being particularly skilled in working with the language used in a specialist subject, often find that their services are very much in demand. A specialism can also lead to one being able to ask for a higher scale of fee.

A Rewarding Career

Some French translators have regular careers and are employed by large translation agencies, multi-national companies or major institutions, such as the European Union. Such employment brings with it all of the terms and conditions one would expect from a major employer: a contract, regular hours, paid holidays, maternity leave, pension scheme, and so on.

Many other translators, however, work as freelancers and have to forego many of the benefits of regular employment and live with a little more uncertainty. However, freelance work brings with it the advantage of variety, flexibility and the opportunity to establish one’s own work-life balance.
But there is a down-side to the translating profession; and that down-side is that it takes an awful lot of work to initially develop one’s language skills to translator level, and then it is very hard to make that crucial initial break into the profession. 

However, for those who succeed in becoming French translators, the rewards are very significant. In particular, job satisfaction levels for translators are very high. Indeed, for someone who loves the French language, what could be better than a career where one works with the language every day, all the time learning more and more about it?

Professional French - English and English - French Translation Freelancers and Agencies

We know, no matter where you are in the world, how hard it can be to find a reliable, hard working and professional translator. That's why we have included some of the top translation agencies and freelancers from throughout the world.

Canadian Translation Freelancers


Lottie White Translation
Lottie White is a independent French-to-English translator and English editor/reviser, her job is to make sure your texts are translated and revised with care and style.

MGK English - French Translation Services
Manon has over 32 years experience in providing fast and accurate professional translation from English to French or French to English in various fields.

French-English Translation Services - Langley BC Canada - Translation par Excellence
Nicole is a native French speaker with over 20 years of translating experience. She provides professional translation services for English > French and French > English.

Canadian Translation Agencies

CC Translation - English to French translations
C.C. Translation provides professional document translation for a wide range of applications and a variety of individuals, organizations and businesses.

Ottawa Translations | French to English Translation in Ottawa
Ottawa-Translations.com is the #1 reliable high quality translations provider in Ottawa, they specialise in English to French and French to English translations.

Renaud Expertise |French Translations
Renaud Expertise has been offering translation services since 1968. They specialize in technical and administrative translation.

Adelaide Translation | English/French translation service in Toronto
Offering English-to-French and French-to-English language translation services, Adelaide Translation can quickly and expertly complete your translation job to the highest standards.

RTG Protech | High Quality, Low Cost Translation to and  from  English / French
RTG Protech is a leading provider of top quality translation and technical writing solutions, plus a variety of other key linguistic services, including staffing and recruiting.

Sirois French Translation Services
Sirois French Translation Services is a French Canadian Service, based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. They understand the context in which small to mid size businesses operate.

Sorbonne | Language Technologies & Services
Sorbonne Language Services  are dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the fields of translation, interpretation, writing and editing. Based in central Vancouver, British Columbia, They provide translation and other language services to the public service and large and small private and public companies.

Toronto Translations | Emergency English to French Translation
TorontoTranslations.com is your local choice for the best translation and interpretation services in the Metro Toronto Area.

Professional Canadian French Translation Services | TransCanada
TransCanada's staff of professional French translators can make the translation process as simple as pressing a key on your keyboard. Let them know what you need translated, and they'll take it from there.

UK Translation Agencies (click here for full article)

Accent French Translation & Interpreting
Based in Cornwall in South West England, accent offers high quality professional French-English translation and interpreting.

À la carte translations: English to French translation
À la carte translations provides bespoke English to French translation and French proof-reading services to translation agencies, businesses and individuals.

French-Translations.com | English-French Translation Service
Are you looking for a translation company specialised in French translations? Do you need a translation from English to French? Do you want to translate a document from French to English or another language?

I Webb Language Services | English - French Translation
I Webb Language Services offer a complete English to French and French to English translation service. Their high-quality French translations are reliable, consistent and affordable.

Starline Translating Services
Established in 1993 and expanding ever since, Starline provides a professional language service to help you better communicate with the French-speaking world. They specialise in English/French translations to meet all the needs of the business community.

UK Translation Freelancers

Alex France Translation Services
Alex France can provide you with a thorough, confidential and on-time translation service, which will be sensitive to the style and type of text and its intended audience.  And always at a reasonable price.

ALS: Academic Language Services
ALS offers a complete academic language service for Dutch and French speaking academics who need to publish in English. They do full translation or they can correct an existing English text.

Britten Translation | French to English
Tina Britten specialises in the translation of medical and nuclear material. She has good research skills and only use sources she can trust. She also provide translation + content analysis.

The French Translation Company Ltd. | Business with France is our business
Philippe Salmon has more than 30 years' experience in French technical translation and is often asked to check and edit the work of other technical French translators.

Veronique Stone Translation
Veronique's Institute of Linguists qualification together with her bi-cultural background and business experience makes her highly suitable for translation work, especially in business. She is a native French speaker, born and raised in France and she worked there for eight years.

US Translation Agencies

Adarve Translations | The Path to Open Communication
Adarve Translations offer high quality medical, dental and technical translations. They offer specific areas of expertise to provide you with the most effective way to translate your documents.

Ammon & Rousseau Translations
Ammon & Rousseau Translation is a French-American partnership that has been providing high-quality translations in New York for over 12 years. They are accredited by the French consulate in New York.

FTS Translation - French Translation Services
FTS provides services to corporations and multilingual translation agencies. They offer their clients superior translation, editing and testing services with an awareness of localization issues.

Langbridge LLC | US Premier Translation and Interpreting
Langbridge is a team of professionals who are dedicated to maximizing your success by helping you stay ahead of your competitors in this highly globalized market. Translation and interpreting is our specialty.

SciTech Translations | French to English Translation of Scientific and Technical Documents
If you require French to English translation services and want your scientific or technical documents to be handled by someone with an affinity for science and technology, you need look no further.

US Translation Freelancers

Just French Translation | Professional English to French Translation and Proofreading Services by Catherine Minear
Catherine Minear's professional experience includes translating proposals for the United Nations, product surveys for Microsoft, numerous product manuals, graduate student theses, educational papers, travel guides, brochures, resumes, diplomas, marriage and birth certificates.

TranslateWrite - French to English translation by Corinne McKay, CT
I have the traditional credentials you need (12+ years experience; ATA certification, MA in French Literature, regular visits to France and Switzerland), the work and service ethics you want and a commitment to pain-free translations every time!

Translatix | English to French Translator
Olivier Kempf is a European French translator located in San Diego, California. specializing in the following fields: marketing, hotel & tourism, mechanical engineering, software, information technology, telecommunications, Christian churches.

French Translation Agencies

ALA French | Professional English and French Translators
Since 2005, ALA French offers a wide range of professional translation services from French into English and from English into French.

Exolangue | English to French translation
Exolangue offers TRUST between the customer and the translator, QUALITY, as the main goal of a freelance translator and RESPONSIBILITY for the capacity to deliver any project on time.

French Translation and Interpreting Services
Are you looking for a French translator to translate documents accurately, or to show some creativity in order to adapt your web content to appeal naturally to a French speaking target audience? French Language Services is here to help.

La Langagerie | Language Services
Efficient in handling of large volumes and meticulous management of updates through optimum careful reuse of existing approved terminology.

Technospeak | English French Translation For Industry, Engineering and Technology
Since its inception in 1996, TechnoSpeak has provided companies with English French language services and English French web site design services.

French Translation Freelancers

A Langue L'Aise | French to English Translations
A Langue L'Aise is run by Kate Gillet, a British freelance translator with a BA Honours degree in French. Born and raised in northern England, Kate is now based in France and has been living and working in a bilingual environment for over 12 years.

NG - Translation Traduction
After spending 30 years in the academic world in South Africa, Nicole Geslin turned to freelance English > French and French > English translation and editing work in 2002, and she relocated in France in 2008.

Agnes Potier | English to French Translations
Agnes Potier is an English to French translation freelancer who also offer web design, marketing and English / French content writing services.

French and English Communication Services
Diane Goullard (Parlante) has years of experience as a professional translator, interpreter, voiceover, proofreader.

Natasha Dupuy Traduction | French to English Translation
Natasha can work with you to translate your websites, sales brochures, social media campaigns, awareness-raising campaigns, blog posts, important presentations, press releases, training materials and lots more.

Joshua L. Sigal | French-English Translator
Why should you entrust your translation or editing project to sigal-translations.com? Because you will want to take advantage of the panoply of talents Joshua puts to work every day.

Kevin L. Erwin: French to English Medical and Biomedical Translation
Kevin's activity as a freelance translator specialized exclusively in life and health sciences is designed to respond to the needs of researchers and healthcare professionals. He provides French-to-English translation, proofreading and other linguistic services.

South African Translation Agencies

French Translations | Professional International Translation Services
French Translations translate English to French or French to English by their professional translators. Their translation agency focuses on quality and employs qualified translators from the world of academia.

FrenchSide | French Translations Johannesburg
Frenchside pride themselves in providing high quality Languages Services in French, at competitive prices and with a service second to none.

Australian Translation Agencies

French Translation | French to English Translation Services
French Translation Services provides reliable, accurate and fast translation services for businesses and individuals. Their NAATI accredited French translators can translate between French and English.

French Translation Services Australia
For the past 20 years French Translation Services has been able to provide a truly reliable translation and interpreter service for multi-national organisations, large and small businesses from all walks of life.

Kenyan Translation Freelancers

French Language in Kenya | Lessons – Translation – Writing
A newly established French language agency based in Nairobi, They offer a range of affordable, professional French language services, delivered by Sarah and Caroline.

Dominican Republic Translation Freelancers

Mike Bastin | French Translation Agency
Do you need translation services that require the skills of a professional English to French translator? Are you looking for the best balance between quality and price? Mike Bastin is the place to go.