Claire Sjaarda

Claire Sjaarda                                 

Qualified Commercial Translator (MA)

English | French


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Professional Memberships

MA Translation with Distinction

English - French

London Metropolitan University


MA Tourism Management Within Local and Regional Governments (DESS GATCP)

Université de Bourgogne


BA Honours Applied Language Studies   English, French & German                      

Université de Bourgogne &

Johannes Gutenberg Universität


DipTrans Unit 3 (Joint Certification)

English - French

Chartered Institute of Linguists (IoL)

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About Me


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As a member of the ITI and NZSTI, I abide by their code of professional conduct and clause of confidentiality.

My name is Claire Sjaarda. I am a qualified commercial translator based in Auckland, New Zealand. As a native French speaker, I translate from English into French exclusively. My translations read as native texts to help your business reach out to a French speaking audience, build trust and business credibility.


You can find out more about me on my LinkedIn profile and you can also follow me on Twitter. To discuss how I can help, you can contact me via email or use the contact form on my contact page.

Understanding of Linguistic and Cultural Differences

With over 15 years spent living and working in London and many French summer school holidays spent attending school in the UK while growing up, I am sensitive to the nuances and subtleties of both languages and have a thorough understanding of local cultural differences.


Expert Subject Knowledge

Drawing from my experience of working for various translation agencies, the EU, UN entities and NGOs, I am familiar with the requirements, terminology and writing style of e-commerce related content, business, marketing, governmental and environmental texts and a range of sectors such as Tourism and International Development.


Tailored Approach

I am committed to providing you with flawless translations that not only convey your message accurately but reflect your style, brand and objective. I take time to research your business, products and services, gathering terminology relevant to your industry.

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My Expertise

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