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French Business Services

French Business Services provides French translation to businesses and individuals as well as translation related services such as proofreading; editing; revision; subtitling; voiceover; coordination of translation projects; setting up of translation services and procedures in businesses; implementation of Computer Assisted Translation (CAT) tools in translation services/businesses; recruiting translators; and training.

French Business Services holds and maintains accreditations and memberships with key professional bodies and we are committed to both quality and service. We adhere strictly to the Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators Association (AUSIT) Code of Ethics and protect the confidentiality and privacy of the documentation entrusted to us.

Our competencies cover a wide variety of industries. For more information about our areas of expertise, please visit the
Translation page.

Cécile Espigolé, who operates French Business Services, is accredited by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) and by the French Consulate-General in Sydney as an Advanced Senior Translator (NAATI Level 5) which is the highest level of accreditation in Australia. She is a certified translator (Diploma in Languages and Translation, obtained with merit at the École supérieure de langues, traduction et relations internationales (ESTRI), Catholic University, Lyon, France and has worked in the translation industry for over 10 years.


Work experience:

Technical translations; coordination of translation projects; development of translation services and procedures; recruitment of translators; implementation of Computer Assisted Translation (CAT) software; revisions and editing for various mining companies such as Rio Tinto, Bechtel, Vale Inco, Goro Nickel and RME in the following disciplines: mining, construction, engineering, commissioning, HSE, risk management, water supply, quality control/quality assurance and human resources.

Technical translations for International and intergovernmental organisations such as the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and the Pacific Island Forum Secretariat (PIFS) in the following disciplines: poverty alleviation, sustainable development, promotion of gender, environmental and cultural sensitivity, land resources, agriculture, plant protection, forestry, media, maritime and marine resources.

Translations for various Australian government agencies such as Centrelink and OnCall.

Consular and administrative translations for the French Embassy in Suva, Fiji Islands.

Translation of training material and HR documents for FASA Renault, Spain.

Translation of books for the Institute of Pacific Studies, the publishing arm of the University of the South Pacific.

Translation and Interpretation for several international seminars, conferences and summits.

French Language Training and development of teaching material at the University of the South Pacific; the SPC; and the French Linguistic and Cultural Centre, Bratislava, Slovakia.

Management of the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry examination board in Slovakia.


Espigolé, C. 2005. Guide rédactionnel du français en Océanie: French Style Guide. Secretariat of the Pacific Community & Institute of Pacific Studies, University of the South Pacific. 108 p. ISBN 982-02-0366-X

Translation from English into French:
Bennett, W. & others. 2003. La Grande Mort: personal accounts of scouting and fighting during the WW2 in the Salomon Islands. Translator: Espigolé, C. 174 p. ISBN 982-02-0344-9

Translation from French into English:
Teissier Landgraf, M.C. Oceania Cooking for Healthy Living. Cook book presenting low-fat recipes adapted to the culinary customs of the different communities of the South Pacific Region. Translator: Espigolé, C. 210 p. In press.
Professional memberships:

  • National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI)
  • Accredited by the French Consulate-General in Sydney


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