Diane GOULLARD

Diane GOULLARD - Translator

Phoenix, AZ, USA

French to English and English to French translator, proofreader, editor, VO, narrator, serving since 1984.

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Overview

Translating. Proofreading. Voiceovers/Narrating, Interpreter, and former Paralegal. I started interpreting verbally French to English and English to French when a neighbor needed help. Next, a Federal Court called me in to interpret at an arraignment, translate written documents and fact-checking. This is how my career, working with words, started and has continued since.

From French to English and from English to French, I have translated and proofread in every subject and genres--Advertising & Marketing, including copy-writing, Art history, Automobile, Banking and financial documents, Business, Certificates, such as birth, death, marriage, etc., Cooking, Fiction and non-fiction, How-to, Instruction manuals, IT, Legal, Lifestyle, Literature, including setting lyrics to music, poetry, Manuscripts, including memoirs, handwritten correspondence, Medical, Psychology and psychiatry, Reports, Science, Scripts, Sociology, Technical documents, Users guides…and much, much more.

I love to be in the flow of translating from French <to/from> English. Proofreading is second-nature to me, in French and in English. Clients tell me that I have an eagle-eye for spotting details that others have even missed.

Translating, proofreading, narrating French <to/from> English. I bring passion and commitment to my work. Clients have said of me that they feel heard, understood, treated professionally; they trust my style. Smooth and harmonious communication is key.

If I am the right match for you and your project, I look forward to serving you, translating, proofreading, or narrating in the language combination of French and English.

TESTIMONIALS
“Thank you so much! This is fabulous and just what I was hoping for! You kept the spirit of the letter, but corrected my mistakes." Renee G...

"Dear ‘Dee-Ann': You have been a blessing in a very difficult, most complicated and confidential situation. You are the epitome of an interpretor as opposed to a translator. You express feeling, understanding and diplomacy--rather than just words. You have been a part of an extremely vital set of episodes in several of our lives and our business. I thank you very much." Robert W...

“[…] I have had the pleasure of knowing Diane for the past seven years. I have found her extremely responsible, dedicated, passionate, and cheerful in all of our dealings. She is well respected in our neighborhood and has taken leadership roles within the community. […] Diane has distinguished herself as an excellent communicator, both in verbal and written format. Diane demonstrates a genuine intellectual curiosity that is often accompanied by her excitement for an idea, author, literary work, or new topic to be discovered and researched. She seeks truth in each and every area of her life, whether in learning, discussing, philosophy, or relating to people. Always, in her work and personal endeavors, Diane is enthusiastic, consistent and a pleasure to be around. She has incredible creative energies with attention to detail. I would highly recommend Diane for any position of work, leadership, education, or any other capacity in which she can spread her excitement and share her talents with others.” Kim T...

"Excellent translation. Responded professionally & kindly to a 1/2 crazed (me) client, pressured by a deadline that had life impacting consequences! Thank you. Satisfactory rating by native speaker of the target language. Excellent responsiveness." Lisa Z...

"We received prompt, accurate translation at a cost that was economical. We are extremely pleased regarding the fast turn-around to our need." Carl W...

“I am very satisfied with your translation services, referred to me by a reputable organization. I will use your services again if I need them.” DeNita W...

"Dear ‘Dee-Ann': You have been a blessing in a very difficult, most complicated and confidential situation. You express feeling, understanding and diplomacy--rather than just words. You have been a part of an extremely vital set of episodes in several of our lives and our business. I thank you very much." Robert W...

“I dislike nothing about the services received and I would use your services again if I needed to. I enjoyed everything about your services, value, experience, trust, your patience and courtesy. Thanks again.” Brian W...

“Two referrals led me to you, you were patient, courteous. I trusted your style, your work, you followed my instructions. I enjoyed the experience of working with you. I also liked your efficiency. I would use your services again if I needed to and would refer you too.” Francine V...

"We would like to work with you again soon, since you are a very talented translator and our client was exceptionally pleased with the document you translated." Arturo V...

"Thank you for the good job in the translation of these materials. Here's another check for $1,000 and more material to be translated." Hugo U...

“Vous parlez bien français.” [You speak French well.] Marie T...

“The gal before Diane faked an accent and took 8 studio hours! With Diane, we didn’t have to record it again. Diane’s voice recording was right the first time!" Laurie T...

“Excellent services. Very quick response. Thank you. Satisfactory rating from native speaker. Excellent time. Excellent responsiveness to client, satisfactory knowledge, excellent courtesy.” Bob S...

“Very prompt and professional.” Krista S...

"Dear Mr. To, Thank you for allowing me to send this gift for Diane...One of our priests passed away and his family lives in...France. None of them speak English therefore, I was in need of a translator. I feel extremely blessed to have gotten Diane. Diane saw me through this trying time (many, many calls) and it is not over yet. She is fantastic and I can't say enough good things about her nor can this small gift repay her for all she has done. It is very comforting to know that your company has people like Diane to help those of us who are in need of "Diane's". Again, thank you very much, and may God bless you." Juliette P...

"I include Diane Goullard (formerly Hanson) among the best half dozen legal assistants I have ever seen. She has all the basic skills, but she also possesses several additional positive characteristics that are rare. First, she has initiative. Second, she thinks about and implements ways to make a case more manageable, so that unnecessary costs are avoided. Third, she is extremely careful and detail oriented. Fourth, Diane has energy and is willing to devote it to get the job done. Fifth, Diane is fluent in French. This language ability has been crucial to me. In essence, I find Diane to be that rare breed of legal assistant: A true professional, someone who does not do only what she is told, but who wants to be involved and who wants to be challenged." Mark P...

“Excellent translation, very organized. Excellent Voiceover.” Mary M...

"I just received word about the commendation you received from our client. This is my largest client, billing over a million dollars a year. It is professionals like you that keep our clients...coming and staying with... I want to express my appreciation and gratitude for the excellent job you do on a day to day basis. Thank you." Jenny M...

“I liked the way you conducted your business; I am very satisfied with the French and English translation services you provided and would use your services again.” Burton M...

"Most outstanding talents or characteristics? Intelligence & wisdom, integrity & ethics, responsible & accountable, entrepreneurial oriented, excellent business & people skills. Chief liabilities or weaknesses? Will focus like a laser beam until the project is complete. Needs to relax more." Bill M...

“... had the opportunity to work with Diane, an experienced French translator in Scottsdale Arizona this year. Diane worked directly with ... on the worldwide launch of the Lamborghini Superleggera for 100 media and 200 dealer personnel. Diane’s task was simultaneous translation [Interpreting] for the French audience group over a period of 5 days. Lamborghini and ... found Diane to be highly professional, accurate and able to work at speed. We would have no hesitation in recommending her for French translation services.” Julie C...

"Not only have I found Diane to be completely fluent in French (both with regard to translating documents and also speaking to various French witnesses), but I hasten to emphasize that I have also found her to be most responsible, intelligent and hard working...during various depositions, Diane has been the individual who has often helped the French nationals and the certified interpreters better express themselves in either English or French." Alson K...

“Very satisfied with your translation services, we found in the Yellow Pages. You answered the phone and returned calls promptly, you were a person, not a machine.” Christiane K...

"Most outstanding talents or characteristics? She [Diane] is particularly friendly, outgoing, and out-reaching. She works well with others, is honest, trustworthy and principled. Chief liabilities or weaknesses? If self-searching is considered a weakness, she is prone to that, but perhaps it may be better described as humility." Nina Rose J...

"Outstanding interpreter providing over-the-phone English-based interpretation for a variety of clients in the fields of banking, business, computer, finance, health, insurance, law, literature, telecommunications, etc. Diane frequently receives special recognition from clients. Extremely reliable and professional. High quality and accurate performance in handling stressful situations, difficult calls, lengthy and involved technical terminology. Very adaptable. Most outstanding talents or characteristics? I have observed Diane's performance and have found her to be responsible, dedicated & professional. Chief liabilities or weaknesses? Diane is very curious: she often scours over journals & newspapers & shares interesting articles with colleagues. She's open to learning and takes every opportunity for additional training." Sana J...

"While she attended St. Mary's College to become a Paralegal, Diane lived with Mrs. Ingersoll and me in our home in Orinda, CA. It became readily apparent to us that Diane was bilingual in French and English. Her English grammar and pronunciation were excellent. I might add that Diane has an ideal personality to be an interpreter. She is naturally interested in people. She would be completely at home conversing in French or English in almost any field I can think of..." Alfred I...

“We sent it [the translation] for editing and it was perfect! Thank you." Allison I...

"Very satisfied with your [translation] services. Thanks for your professional and quick services. My husband [French native speaker], commented that you were able to do a much better job than he could have done." Suzanne H...

"...For three days, practically non-stop, Diane Goullard performed her task with ease, professionalism, a sense of humor when needed and a willingness to provide the very best of services. After the second day of interviews, one of the French officers took me aside and commented how impressed he was with the work provided by Mrs. Goullard. After the third day, the interviews were ended and Mrs. Goullard's services were no longer needed. Judge Zamponi congratulated Mrs. Goullard on her excellent work and expressed his gratitude for her having facilitated an already difficult task of melding two very different judicial procedures, i.e., French and American. I believe Mrs. Goullard made an outstanding contribution to this difficult investigation and it is my recommendation that she be considered on future occasions when translation or simultaneous translations are needed." Francis E...

"Traduction impeccable et rapide." (Impeccable and fast translation." Judge Olivier D...

“I found your website through Google, and recognized your name as soon as I saw it. You did some translations for me years and years ago when I worked at ...! I remember you as being extremely professional, attentive to detail, and excellent at what you do.” Heidi C...

“I enjoyed the experience of working with you. I found most useful your turn around time, flexibility, night hours. I would absolutely refer you to a friend or colleague.” Jonas C...
Services
Book Translation
Translation Assessment
Languages
English to French
French to English
Fiction
Children's
Christian Fiction
Cultural & Ethnic
Historical Fiction
Humor & Comedy
Literary Fiction
Mystery & Crime
Plays & Screenplays

Certifications

  • M.A.
  • B.A.
  • CED
  • Experience
  • Published translations

Awards

  • Radke prize in translation

Work experience

French and English translator, proofreader, voiceover and narrator

Self-employed
January, 1984 – Present (over 38 years)

Diane has interpreted and translated in the legal field, including all Court levels. While freelancing, she has also worked for more than a decade for an over-the-phone interpreting service, taught in middle and high-schools, worked as a Paralegal for more than half a decade in A-V rated law firms (the highest possible ranking and professional conduct).

Diary of a Robot

Jenkins, Lewis

Finding Gilbert: A Promise Fulfilled

Covington-Carter, Diane

War Pilot Memoirs: A Mirror on 1939

Drabier, Jacques, Anomdeplume, J.

Ame Qui Survit: Soul Survivor (French Edition)

Smith, Mary Ross, Goullard, Diane

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