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About Me 

I have been translating (French to English) for over 20 years. After earning a CEGEP diploma in pure and applied science, I completed a B.A. in languages and a graduate diploma in educational technology. I particularly enjoy working in the field of science, engineering and technology. Specific and tangible, it offers a challenge I enjoy, like putting together a puzzle.


For many years I have had the pleasure of translating articles in the tourism industry for magazines and websites published by agencies such as CAA-Quebec, Tourisme Montréal, Bonjour Québec and SDC du Vieux-Montréal. As an anglophone born and raised in Quebec, I know my province well, including the intricacies of its friendly brand of French.


When it comes to translating that and marketing material, I prefer the term “adaptation.” My gift for writing means that I will turn your beautifully written French into something equally fine. I charge significantly less than large translation companies, while providing personalized service at all times. Nothing makes me happier than a satisfied customer. This means going above and beyond expectations – sometimes even doing a little mind reading! I am pleased to say that I love working with the clients I have.


I have posted several samples of my work – both translating and writing – on my website so that you can judge the quality of my work yourself. Please feel free to email me for a quote. I will respond quickly.



John Woolfrey



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Nous avons fait appel à John pour traduire des campagnes (Oxfam-Québec, SPCA) dans des délais très serrés, car sa réputation le précédait. Non seulement avons nous pu respecter nos échéances grâce à lui, mais son travail nous a surpris par sa grande qualité. Pas évident de conserver le style, le rythme et l'émotion d'une lettre dans une autre langue, mais John réussit. Il s'approprie le concept et l'atmosphère du texte original. Il fait plus que traduire. Pour une rédactrice, c'est à la fois inspirant et rassurant. On sait que l'âme de la lettre demeurera, ce qui est essentiel en marketing relationnel philanthropique. De plus, John nous a montré qu'il pouvait facilement s'adapter au vocabulaire technique associé à chaque client.

- Arianne Cardinal, Tactic Direct

- Emmanuelle Ares, Éditeur en chef, Québec Vert

Cela fait plusieurs années que je fais appel à John pour traduire des documents du Français à l'Anglais : documents promotionnels, descriptif de produits, listing immobilier... Les secteurs sont variés ! J'aime son efficacité et son souci du détail. Travailler avec John est un réel plaisir

- Sylvaine Gombert, consultante en marketing direct

I needed John to translate and edit some technical manuals for me. He was professional, with a keen eye for detail, and delivered on time. He was a joy to work with!

- John David Hickey, Documentia, owner


John is a real professionnal a great translator that I highly recommand.

- Natalie Bibeau, présidente, NATA PR

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