English-French translation and localization

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Who’s behind Paperplanes? That would be me! I’m Mathilde Barbaroux, a professional freelance translator and project manager based near Grenoble, capital of the French Alps. Languages are my passion. But one language in particular will always have a special place in my heart: my native French. So full of life and rich in subtleties.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a thing for discovering new languages and cultures. English and German came first, then Spanish and Chinese. And I’m still practicing these languages today. This was a sign that I was destined for a profession where I could marry my excellent command of foreign languages with my mastery of French.

A few years later, I had a Master’s in translation and a wealth of experience working in translation agencies. It was time for the next step. My dream was to offer my own end-to-end language solutions. And that’s how Paperplanes was born. From my desire to convert copy into French without the reader being able to guess the original language. To do this, I only translate in my specialist fields, and I always meet your specific requirements while ensuring consistent terminology. My motto? Flexibility, responsiveness, and an eagle eye!

Language services

Paperplanes is with you all the way to help you reach the French market.

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Are you an NGO? I translate your reports, articles, and press releases about your actions and campaigns.

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Want to sell your products in France? I strike the right tone to help you stand out.

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Corporate Communications

For engaging content that conveys your values, leave your translations to Paperplanes.

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Human Resources

Work with French-speaking partners? I help you communicate with them.

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Travel and Tourism

To offer an exceptional experience to your customers, you need an expert in hospitality.

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Got a question or a project idea? Let’s chat about the solutions I can offer. I’ll get back to you (almost) straightaway 😉