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What our clients think about us

In 2020-2021, 93% of students were very satisfied with their course (13 out of 14) and 100% would recommend me (14 out of 14)

In 2022, of the students who have already completed their courses, 100% were very satisfied (7 out of 7) and 100% would recommend me (7 out of 7)

Training

Aude
Senior Executive in Innovation

I worked with Sarah over several months to improve my English presentation skills on technical innovations in the energy sector.  I very much appreciated her professional approach, her ability to choose the right words and her demanding yet kindly approach.  Sarah always sought to make life easy for me, working in our weekly lessons around my tight schedule and researching topics ahead of our lessons so we could focus on high level discussions.  I highly recommend Sarah as she provides high added value services! "

Pauline
Expert in Digital Technologies

Sarah coached me for a number of months.  She built up my confidence and provided an interesting selection of course topics and materials.  She is kind and very attentive to your needs, varying both content and materials (audio, reading & writing).  She was extremely flexible, punctual and responsive.  She offers a path for improvement and builds on your progress week after week, promoting discussion and exchanging ideas to achieve the desired results.  It was a real pleasure working with her.  Thank you! "

Cedric
Industrial networking expert

“ Sarah has extensive business experience, which was much appreciated, particularly when learning to handle meetings and corporate communications. It was a great course and I have recommended her to my colleagues in the international department. "

Mathieu
Sales Executive

“ A great mentor who really catered to my needs. Perfect.”

Cynthia
Executive, Arquus / Volvo Group

“ Working with Sarah was a wonderful experience and thanks to her, I achieved my objectives.  

She’s highly professional, caring, pays attention to detail and caters to your needs.  A great mentor.  Thanks again Sarah.  I thoroughly recommend you! "

Katell Chatelain
Programme Support Team and Communications Manager
EDF – IT Shared Services Division

“ I’ve worked with Sarah Symon many times in my capacity as Communications Director for the GDF SUEZ IS Division and international project oversight manager for EDF. Sarah Symon has proved to be a valuable asset on each of the international communication projects on which we have worked together.

In addition to her undeniable translation skills (French to English) and thorough understanding of IT issues, she also has an in-depth knowledge of business environments, inter-cultural relations and communications. She has also worked as a language coach on many occasions, helping senior managers from both of the firms listed above, to deliver presentations in English on the Group’s strategy and future vision before international audiences. ”

Translation

Yves Tournié
Secretary, IGU Coordination Committee, 2012-2015

“ Doing business with Sarah Symon is a real pleasure! She’s an experienced professional who has always understood our needs. She’s very efficient and delivers top quality work. And on top of that, she’s a delightful person. It’s been a pleasure working with her over the past four years…

As the Secretary of the International Gas Union, in charge of organising events for over 1000 experts from 133 countries, I commissioned Sarah to:

- produce written minutes of the IGU’s Council & Executive Meetings from audio recordings of proceedings, twice a year;

- subtitle video interviews in English and French. This involved summarising discussions to convey clear and simple messages without losing any meaning or wider sense;

- record a voice over in English for a short film we produced on the activities and achievements of the French presidency of the IGU from 2012 to 2015.

Not only did she deliver high quality work but more importantly, she never missed a deadline, working evenings or weekends if necessary to meet our needs. ”

Katell Chatelain
Programme Support Team and Communications Manager
EDF – IT Shared Services Division

“ I’ve worked with Sarah Symon many times in my capacity as Communications Director for the GDF SUEZ IS Division and international project oversight manager for EDF. Sarah Symon has proved to be a valuable asset on each of the international communication projects on which we have worked together.

In addition to her undeniable translation skills (French to English) and thorough understanding of IT issues, she also has an in-depth knowledge of business environments, inter-cultural relations and communications. She has also worked as a language coach on many occasions, helping senior managers from both of the firms listed above, to deliver presentations in English on the Group’s strategy and future vision before international audiences. ”

R. Catelineau
Marketing & Communication Manager
Quark Southern Europe

“ I’ve never had cause to regret meeting and working with Synonyms! The quality of their work is fantastic, deadlines are always met and there’s always a real understanding of what we need and what’s important. ”

Fleishman-Hillard
(Communications Agency)

“ We’ve used Synonyms for corporate translations for years. With a background in PR, Sarah Symon knows the language and the issues, and she also understands just how important deadlines are. That’s the secret of a flawless partnership. ”

APCO France
(Global communication and business strategy)

“ As a Public Affairs consultancy, we often need documents translated quickly about what’s being said and done in the fields in which we work. That’s why we value the quick turnaround we get from Synonyms. ”

R. Bouffaut
Apple Computer France 1998 - 2004

“ Synonyms managed our translation requirements in real-time – both on ad hoc projects and pre-planned events. The professionalism, quality and thoroughness of their teams enabled them to seamlessly manage a difficult task every year: translating European media coverage of the Apple Expo daily throughout the event. ”

Copywriting

Arnaud D.
CEO Bio-Tech Startup

Sarah, avec qui j'ai eu le plaisir de travailler pour ma startup durant presque 3 ans, est une rédactrice et traductrice formidable. Extrêmement agile et efficiente, elle sait composer et s'adapter à tout type de contenu, de ton et de cible (du dossier de subvention à des campagnes marketing en passant par la rédaction de due diligence technique). Sa plume d’experte transforme les idées brutes en discours efficace et convaincant. Je recommande grandement son travail d’une très grande qualité et vais continuer à m’appuyer sur elle les yeux fermés !

Interpreting

Ralph Lutton
Managing Director
Brodie Melrose Drysdale & Co Ltd, Edinburgh
Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group

Segafredo

“ We used Sarah on a product development project which included complicated technical aspects. She translated documents for us and also most importantly interpreted at a business meeting. Her presence and intuitive understanding of the issues involved was an added benefit. I have been very impressed by her ability and professionalism. ”

Synonyms