The in-house team

Behind the scenes at Over the Word...

...there is a team of dedicated professionals committed to managing your projects in accordance with the highest industry standards:

Sales + Management:

The Translation Team:

The French team

The English team

Project Management:

Accounts Department:




 Managing Partner

Julien is Managing Partner of Over the Word and heads up the Sales Department, where he devotes his time and effort to expanding our domestic and international client base. He holds a degree from the Université Catholique de l’Ouest Angers (France) in trilingual translation. Julien has worked as a freelance translator and also managed the translation department of a large international financial publisher for four years. He went on to co-found Over the Word in 2002, before becoming the sole Managing Partner in 2014. He is also responsible for OTW’s business development.

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Anne-Lise RENAUD    

Translator & Team Leader (French team)

Anne-Lise is a French financial translator working from English and German into French. She joined the French department at Over the Word in 2006 having previously worked for a translation agency in Lyon for seven years. She obtained a Master’s degree in Modern Language Studies in 1998. Anne-Lise also manages the schedule for our French translation team.

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 Translator (French team) + Vendor & CAT tools manager

Sabrina is a French financial and legal translator working from English, Spanish and Italian into French. She joined the French department at Over the Word in 2003 and now has some 14 years’ experience to her name. She holds a translation degree from the Université Catholique de l’Ouest d’Angers (France). As CAT tools manager, Sabrina is responsible for tracking developments in translation software and acts as Over the Word’s Vendor Manager.

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Laetitia SENES 

Translator + Account Manager

As a recent graduate of ESTRI (School of Translation and International Relations at the Catholic University of Lyon) with a degree in trilingual translation (English, Italian and French), Laetitia joined the OTW team in 2014 to manage our translation projects. Her role has developed since then, joining the French team as a translator in late 2016, while remaining involved in project management via her role as Account Manager for one of our key clients.

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Translator & Team Leader, UK/US team.

Paul Kempson, who comes from Birmingham, England, joined the company in 2011 as a French-to-English translator and proofreader. Having graduated from Oxford University with an honours degree in Classics, Paul emigrated to the Czech Republic (still Czechoslovakia at the time), where he worked for eight years as a freelance and in-house translator for law firms, translation agencies and multinational companies. Since his arrival in France in 2002 he has specialised in language training and the translation of financial, legal and technical documents for major companies based in the Lyon region. Paul also manages the schedule for our English translation team.

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Rachel KING

 Translator (UK/US team) + Web News Manager

Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Rachel joined Over the Word in 2015 as a translator and proofreader, working from French and Spanish into English. After graduating from Monash University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts (Languages), Rachel spent a year teaching English in a bilingual school in Madrid, before setting her sights on a career in translation. She now holds a Master’s degree in French Translation from Monash University, as well as a Master of Legal and Financial Translation from Jean Moulin University, Lyon III. Rachel has also been responsible for managing our online news and company blog since 2016.

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 Project Manager

Following his internship, and having recently obtained his Master's degree in Language, Culture and Business (specialising in Japanese) from Jean Moulin University, Lyon III, Michael joined OTW in 2016 to manage the French team's translation projects. Efficiently coordinating our sales team, clients and in-house and freelance translators, he performs this essential role with precision, finding solutions and answers to all of your questions. He manages your projects from beginning to end, ensuring that they are delivered on time, every time.

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Stéphanie GRANGE


Stéphanie joined Over the Word in 2014 as a freelance accountant. She manages the Company's administration and accounting and is responsible for client and supplier invoicing.

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