Lauren Shadi MA, MCIL, NRPSI, AITI
Manchester, UK
French - English Translation & Interpreting Services

French-English translation and interpreting

Give Me Your Word Ltd. specialises in French-English translation and interpreting. The company is run by Lauren Shadi. With her first-Class Honours Degree in French, Masters in French/English Translation and a Diploma in Public Service Interpreting in law, Lauren’s main focus is legal translation and interpreting.

Based in Manchester, we are experienced at working with professional organisations throughout the UK and France.

Our service is direct, personalised and confidential.

We are affiliated with the major UK bodies governing our profession.

Our certified translations are accepted by the Home Office (UKBA) and all other official institutions in the UK and abroad

In the news

Lauren discusses her work in this Guardian article:
Experience: I'm a translator for criminals and the voiceless

Other Languages

Through her professional network Lauren can connect you with services in many languages.

She collaborates only with fully qualified linguists who are accredited by professional bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Linguists and the Institute of Translation and Interpreting.

Please ask for further details.


  • Birth, death and marriage certificates
  • Court and police documents
  • Contracts and agreements
  • Audio-visual translation
  • Minutes from meetings
  • Academic certificates
  • Company reports
  • Property deeds
  • Press releases


  • Public service interpreting
    - Legal
    - Medical
  • Business interpreting
  • Conference interpreting
  • Telephone interpreting


  • Proofreading
    (including academic proofreading)
  • Transcription
  • Language tuition

Client Testimonials

Having worked with Lauren consistently for the last four years, I know that she is a great interpreter. She is dedicated to ensuring my clients are understood. While she is always professional, she is able to establish a relaxed relationship with my client. This is extremely important when dealing with vulnerable people.
Lauren is always happy to go the “extra” when required. I have no hesitation in recommending Lauren's services as an interpreter.

- S. Dawood, Immigration Caseworker

I have known Lauren for several years, firstly as a tutor for my youngest son and latterly she has been the most incredible invaluable help in finding accommodation in Paris for our eldest son.

As a tutor Lauren made each session enjoyable and fun whilst sticking to the prescribed curriculum. Her greatest achievement was her ability to give the child confidence, he made great progress and achieved excellent results.

The help she has offered our other son has been quite bespoke. Lauren has made numerous contacts and followed up all manner of leads and has helped us through the maze of French bureaucracy. We simply couldn't have done this without her!

- M. Morris, private client
I have worked with Lauren from Give Me Your Word for over five years now. As an immigration solicitor, accurate translations are important - in some cases they can mean the difference between life and death - therefore it is important to have an interpreter that I can trust to get it right first time. For that reason, I recommend Lauren.

- R. Bestford, Solicitor
I would like to say thank you to Lauren for being such an efficient and reliable professional translator. She has helped me numerous times to get my documents translated, often under the pressure of a very short notice, but she never let me down. She has always been very kind on her emails and honestly her fees are completely affordable when you compare with the quality of work she provides. I strongly recommend her work as translator and will definitely request again if I need.

- Dr. Kelly Pegoretti, Neuroradiologist
Lauren recently did some French-English translation work on a private adoption case for my family. Her work was excellent, customer service and responsiveness was outstanding. I would highly recommend her work.

- Gareth Harrison, Private client

I have had the pleasure of working with Lauren on several occasions over the past year or so and have been delighted with the excellent translation service she has provided on each occasion. Lauren has been extremely flexible and has worked to very tight deadlines to help us meet challenging bid delivery timescales.

She has provided accurate and rapid translation services, often involving detailed technical and commercial content, and is able to work under extreme pressure, often going the extra mile to deliver outside of ‘normal’ office hours.

Her approach is very professional and she is extremely reliable and able to stick to her stated delivery timescales which has proven vital when submitting bids against strict submission deadlines. Lauren is also extremely personable and I would highly recommend her!

- G. Bigmore, Senior Bid Manager, Aviation client