OUR STORY

Beyond Words Solutions Inc is a boutique French-English translation service specialized in specialized in international development/cooperation translation, global health translation, corporate communications translation and content for/from Africa. We started out as a solo freelance translation business and as clients entrusted us with more work for homogeneity of quality and consistency in terminology, we began partnering with vetted colleagues in the same areas of expertise for co-editing/proofreading, collaboration on large, time-sensitive projects and back-up during vacation. We are specialized enough to provide you top notch services, and small enough to do it in a customized manner.

15 years and counting, we have helped clients at various stages of project planning|implementation|monitoring and are proud to be contributing to improved health, poverty reduction, environmental protection, better living standards, reduction in mortality rates, tobacco use and overall peace and prosperity through quality translation.

BORN TO TRANSLATE

Growing up in a bilingual country, Mourine had a keen interest in languages and started focusing on improving her bilingualism (or trialingualism) as soon as she realized she had a gift in languages and communication. As an A student, she excelled in French and English just like she did in other subjects and by age 15, she knew she would be a translator or, at least serve in a bilingual role. She did bilingual studies (French|English) both in high school and college. Sitting for the highly competitive entrance exam into translation school for a Masters in Translation was a natural step towards achieving that goal. 

Carefully planned-out specialization path

Specializing in international development/cooperation translation, global health translation, corporate communications translation and content for/from Africa was thanks to specialized education and 6 years of hands-on experience with the State Department and 2 years with a Swiss Development Organization. Upon graduation as a Senior Translator, she knew she didn’t just want to be a ‘general’ translator. She laid down a careful plan to specialize in international development and started volunteering in that area, during her final year in grad school. Every full-time job she took thereafter, was meant as a stepping stone towards her specialization goal. Prior to becoming a full-time freelance translator, she worked for the public and private sectors in Africa, Switzerland and the United States. Mourine experienced international development and cooperation firsthand and gathered a wealth of field knowledge and relevant terminology as she went. Sticking to that plan has, and continues to pay off, one translation project at a time.

Credentials

  • Masters of Arts in Translation; French<>English

  • Graduate Certificate in Website Translation and Localization

  • Graduate Certificate in Computer Assisted Translation

  • Bachelor of Arts in Bilingual Studies; French|English

  • High School Diploma in Bilingual Studies; French|English

Professional Affiliations

  • Voting member; American Translators Association (ATA)

  • Board member; North East Ohio Translators Association (NOTA)

  • Member; New York Circle of Translators (NYCT)

  • Member; National Language Service Corps (NLSC)

  • Member; American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING

Mourine is a timely, top-of-the-line professional, and has great integrity with her product. I will be most pleased to continue to work with her for French translation!

Language Service Provider

Thanks a million Miss Mourine! I just wanted to tell you our kids now have their Belgian passport and I owe it to your papers… Merci infiniement; you’re the best! Surely, we will be needing your services soon…

Direct Client

I am very satisfied to have worked with Mourine! She was exceptional and I have been recommending her services. She is very professional and went above and beyond to satisfy our need. Merci encore Mourine!

Direct Client

Strongly recommend Mourine. Worked with her for an English to French translation of very sensitive documents. Outstanding service very professional and fast.

Direct Client

She is ultimately professional and prompt. I couldn’t be more pleased.

Language Service Provider

Mourine helped us with an urgent project, FR-EN, pharmaceutics. Very responsive and professional translator!

Language Service Provider