Diane Garo

Diane Garo – Translator

ENG to FR professional literary translator with 30+ novels translated for publishers, indie authors (fantasy, romance, suspense).



English & Spanish to French professional literary translator and proofreader, with a Master's Degree in Translation and more than 10 years of experience as a freelancer.

I have translated and reviewed more than 30 novels (fantasy, suspense, romantic comedy, but also theater, books meant for kids, autobiographies, etc.) for publishers, translation agencies and indie authors, including many USA Today and New York Times best sellers.

As a writer myself, I know how important this is for an author to make sure the translator will accurately recreate their universe in a target language, and I work closely with each author to be really faithful to their creation. I also provide review and proofreading services in addition to the translation (meaning 3 quality steps for an optimal result).

Looking forward to working with you!

Action & Adventure Children's Fantasy Humor & Comedy Mystery & Crime Romantic Comedy Romantic Suspense Young Adult
English to French
  • Member of Proz literary translators pool
  • Member of the ATLF (association of French literary translators)

Work experience


Jan, 2014 — Present


Diane has 5 reviews





Kimberly M.

Kimberly M.

Dec, 2022

I loved working with Diane. I would love to schedule my next project with her. Her questions were clear and her direction was wonderful. I hope that our collaboration continues.
Sarah D.

Sarah D.

Aug, 2022

Diane is fast and professional. She is a fantastic communicator and kept me in the loop the whole time. She is also invested in the book doing well and has given me some fantastic advice about the title and book cover. I wouldn't hesitate to work with her again. Thank you!
Victoria A.

Victoria A.

Jul, 2022

Diane is a wonderful translator! Not only is she very communicative and prompt, but she also made sure to collaborate with me on many tricky words/phrases to ensure the translation was accurate while still maintaining my "voice". I will be using her again for any future French translations.
Lauren S.

Lauren S.

Nov, 2021

Diane was fabulous to work with! She responded promptly, helped me with market research for covers and titles to work in French and she kept amazing spreadsheets with keywords, inquiries on words and phrases to clarify and other things. I will definitely be working with her again!
H.Y. H.

H.Y. H.

May, 2021

Diane is a pleasure to work with. She's extremely professional, well-organised and efficient, with great attention to detail and she has also been very patient with "special requests". I've really enjoyed working with her.

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