Arleene McFarlane

French to English translator

Legal, business and international development translations

Delivering on-target French to English translations to meet clients’ needs.

Don’t let your inability to communicate in English prevent you from comprehensively meeting your clients’ needs, communicating effectively with stakeholders or reaching new markets or populations.

Your success is my success

I will help you overcome the language barrier by delivering clear and compelling French to English translations. I offer more than just word-for-word translations, so you can be sure that your carefully crafted message will be just as clear, compelling and effective when translated.

Since 2008, I have been helping law firms, notaries, estate agents, businesses, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and private individuals bridge the language gap. I see myself as a trusted partner, working to ensure my clients’ success.

When working with me, you can have peace of mind from knowing that your translation is in the hands of an experienced professional. With one less task on your plate, you are free to focus on your core task, saving you time and money.

Legal translations

Legal documents and correspondence

Business translations

Financial documents and corporate communication

Development translations

International development documents

Certified translations

Official documents issued by national autorities

English Editing

Polishing non-native documents

Let’s discuss how we can partner to best meet your translation needs.

About Me

Meet the face behind McFarlane Translations.

I am Arleene McFarlane, a freelance French to English translator.

Based in France (Centre-Val de Loire), I have been in business since 2008 and specialise in law, business and international development.

I hold a master’s degree in legal translation from City University in London. I am also a certified translator (traducteur assermenté) affiliated with the Bourges Court of Appeal in France and a chartered linguist with the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL).


« Arleene est une excellente traductrice juridique avec qui j’ai eu le plaisir de collaborer sur de nombreux dossiers. Sa réactivité et son respect des délais sont 2 atouts incontournables dans notre cœur de métier, je la recommande sans hésiter ! »
Project manager, French translation agency
“Arleene has collaborated with our translation agency in a freelance capacity from October 2010 until today. She has translated for us from French into English texts of legal, political, social and economic nature, mainly meant for European trade union bodies. She has also translated and proofread different training and website materials, always focusing on delivering the highest quality work. To date, our collaboration has been to our full satisfaction.”
Project Manager, Polish translation agency
“Arleene is meticulous, eagle-eyed, and always delivers on time. An editor needs to be knowledgeable of the craft, but other characteristics, such as professionalism and approachability, matter too. Arleene is competent, friendly, flexible, and professional. She ticks all the boxes, and I'm happy to recommend her to any individual or organization that is in need of editing services.”
Editor - direct client
« J'ai eu plusieurs fois à solliciter Mme McFarlane. Elle a toujours répondu rapidement à toutes mes demandes (traductions de diplômes et de textes assez techniques). J'ai apprécié le fait qu'elle ne nous ait jamais laissé sans réponse ce qui n'est pas si courant. Elle ne rechigne devant aucune mission (parfois rébarbative). Elle travaille dans des délais contractuels et très corrects et est d'une grande ponctualité. En bref, j'apprécie son professionnalisme. Je n'ai que des compliments à faire. »
individual client
« En qualité de traductrice assermentée, j'ai eu grand plaisir à collaborer avec Madame Arleene McFarlane à de nombreuses reprises sur divers dossiers. Son travail est d'une grande qualité et toujours fait avec une grande diligence dans le respect parfait du délai imparti. Notre travail dans le cadre de réponses aux appels d'offre a été particulièrement riche et nos échanges toujours passionnants. Arleene a une grande capacité d'analyse et de recul, ce qui est propice à une prise de décision dans d'excellentes conditions. Sa disponibilité et son sens de communication contribuent à un travail en binôme hors paire. »
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