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French Translation Services

WorldAccent is a trusted UK provider of professional French translation services to business and the third sector.

Based in central London, we have been providing French translation to companies at home and abroad for more than 25 years.

We offer a comprehensive service, tailored to your requirements and commercial objectives. Our experience ensures you receive first-class, stylish translation on time and on budget, with an expert project manager from our multilingual team looking after your job from receipt through to delivery.

Get a free quote for your business’s French translation, or contact us to discuss your requirements using the buttons below.

Professional English-to-French translators

A successful translation will always pay attention to style, linguistic connotations and cultural appropriateness. Our French translators are well used to working with every aspect of the written word from catch lines to websites to technical documents.

When translating from English to French, we only employ mother-tongue professional translators. Naturally, all of our French translators are qualified, skilled and experienced. This allows us to select a French translator for your job according to his or her language skills, educational background, subject knowledge and experience.

We also make use of the latest translation software tools. This will ensure consistency within your current French translation project and also across any related projects. It can also help to reduce costs and turnaround times – we are committed to implementing cost-saving measures for our clients whenever possible.

If you wish to review your French translation before we supply you with your final translated document, we can provide you with a simple bilingual word-processing file that can be amended if necessary and returned to us.

Naturally, translation of your website is available too. Get in touch to find out how we can painlessly translate your website to French and provide you with web files ready to go.

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African French, Canadian French ... Global French

French is a global language, spoken as a first language by around 136 million people worldwide. However, there are some differences in grammar and vocabulary from place to place and continent to continent and a professional French translation will reflect these.

Although there are some regional variations, Metropolitan French is considered the standard within France. Elsewhere in Europe, the main variants are Belgian French and Swiss French.

French is also an important language in parts of north America, notably Lousiana and Canada. Canadian French actually contains more than one dialetct, although is often used to mean Quebec French – by far the most prevalent variety of French in Canada.

African French is a catch-all name for varieties of French spoken, often as a second language, by an estimated 115 million African people. This means Africa has a good claim to be the continent with the most French speakers in the world. There are local variations but African French can be broadly grouped into three categories: French in the Maghreb, central and west African French, and French spoken in the Seychelles, Mauritius and Réunion.

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French translation: London to Paris, Abidjan and Montreal

Our project managers are based in central London, and talk to the world. You have all the convenience of a general point of contact in the UK, while having at your disposal 25 years of experience spanning the globe.

We are proud to live and work in London – one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world with more than 300 languages spoken.

Whether you need to talk to a Francophone community in the UK or promote a product in Paris, Montreal or Abidjan you can be sure that our French translation will always be appropriate and targeted.

A range of French language services

In addition to translating into French, WorldAccent offers translation from French into English. We also provide a wide range of other French language services including French copywriting, French proofreading and French brand-name checks.

Our French typesetting service is second to none. We know that creating a foreign language version of a document involves far more that just flowing in translated text. We apply the same high standards to translating your visual design from English to French as we do to the text itself.

From advising on the language implications of your initial designs through to producing print-ready PDFs, our London-based studio is accomplished in producing elegant French language layouts. We have all the technical French DTP knowledge you would expect, from an in-depth understanding of French typographic conventions to an authoritative knowledge of InDesign, Quark Xpress, Illustrator, Word, Photoshop, Excel, Powerpoint, Acrobat and more.

Two French points of interest:

  • The International Organization of the Francophonie brings together countries and territories that have French as the primary language or that have a significant link to the French language or culture.
  • Some British city names are different in French translation, London is “Londres” and Edinburgh is “Édimbourg”.

French translation services, London project management and flawless communication

Get in touch today to find out how this winning combination provides your firm with the professional French translation services you need. Just click on your preferred contact method at the top right of the screen.

Need more than just a French translator? We can also help with your FIGS (French, Italian, German, Spanish) translation. In fact, WorldAccent offers a wide range of multilingual typesetting and professional translation services spanning the world’s languages, making us the perfect partner for multilingual or complex projects.

Contact us now to discover how we can fulfil your organisation’s translation requirements.

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