English / Spanish to French Translator
Harnessing the power of words to empower women in the
French-speaking developing world
Over the years, I have had the opportunity to learn and work under the guidance of project managers, communication and publication specialists, program directors, and organization presidents who promote safe motherhood, education and development in the poorest communities of the world. This experience has been inspiring and rewarding.
Joya Banerjee, Senior Technical Advisor | Jhpiego and USAID Maternal and Child Survival Program
"Mariam translated several documents from English to French for the gender team at Jhpiego, a global health NGO affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University. She did an excellent job on all products, delivering high quality work with the correct translations for many technical and obscure terms that other translators, who are less familiar with gender and public health, have struggled with in my experience. She was responsive and met our deadlines, and I have highly recommended her services to other colleagues. In particular, her knowledge of francophone African French was particularly useful for us, since these documents will be used in that region."
Lauren Bellhouse, mHealth Manager | Maternity Foundation
"I've had the pleasure of working with Mariam over many years across multiple NGOs. When I came to my new place of work and realized we had a need for English to French translation, I immediately contacted Mariam. She stays so busy and works with many key stakeholders in the global health and development field, but still manages to be responsive to emails and have a quick turnaround on deliverables. The quality of her work is far above other translators I have utilized, and you can also tell she deeply cares about her work and the success of the partner organizations she works with. You will also find her at key events and conferences in our field. I can't recommend her highly enough!"
Pamela L. Bolton, Vice President, Innovations for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health | Concern Worldwide
"[...] Ms. Bagayoko worked as an intern at Family Care International (FCI) from July through September 2000, under my direct supervision. She was always a pleasure to work with and very much of a team player. One very special attribute of Mariam’s is her love of, and talent for, language. Her English is flawless and idiomatic: I think I heard her make one mistake during all the months she was here. Furthermore, her translations were both accurate and polished. On a personal level, Mariam is a gracious and delightful person—somewhat reserved at first but with a wry sense of humor that reveals itself gradually. I greatly enjoyed getting to know her[..]."
Bethany Cole, Global Projects Manager, Fistula Care Plus | EngenderHealth
"Mariam is high-performing. Her translation work is excellent and she is excellent at setting and making deadlines."
Cynthia Eyakuze, Director, Women's Rights Program | Open Society Foundations
"I have worked with Mariam as a translator for over 10 years both at Family Care International and the Open Society Foundations and she has consistently produced excellent work. She has translated reproductive health and other health materials from English into French. The quality of her translations is extremely high and rarely needs further work. She always delivers on time or before the deadline. I have also used her occasionally for French to English translations, and while this is not her forte, she has always produced high quality work. If you are looking for a translator with deep knowledge of health and development issues, I highly recommend her services."
Natasha Lamoreux, Production Coordinator, Global Study on 1325 | UN Women
I hired Mariam to review the French translation of a very large UN Women study (Global Study on United Nation Security Council Resolution 1325). Mariam provided exemplary service and was incredibly proactive and responsive. She was extremely detailed and professional, and delved into the subject matter to ensure both readability and accuracy of the study to French readers. |...] And she was truly pleasant to work with. I can't recommend Mariam highly enough.
Laura Nurse, Program Portfolio Specialist | EngenderHealth
I have worked with Mariam for the translation of documents in the area of maternal health. Without exception, Mariam has carried out her work to the highest standard, always displaying a clear understanding of our needs and a willingness to be flexible to meet them.
Moreover, her clear communication style, passion for her work and great personality make her nothing but a pleasure to work with.
Virginia Taddoni, Communications/Publications | Family Care International; Consultant | Women Deliver
"Mariam is very professional, deadline-oriented and knowledgeable. She is a pleasure to work with and knows the reproductive health field well. I highly recommend her services."
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