Our Team

Our Team

Teamwork is our key to success

We partner with our clients, become familiar with their products, audiences and marketing needs, and continue to listen and talk to them extensively throughout the length of our involvement. Our approach is based on ongoing dialog, collaboration and coordination. Every project starts with the formation of an extended team, specially tailored to the client’s specific requirements. The extended team includes translator/editor pairs assigned to different language combinations and working according to a multi-step editing, proofreading and review process that helps ensure the optimal quality of the end product. Keeping communication with our clients open and receiving valuable feedback is crucial, and so is gaining their confidence in our ability to deliver first-class solutions.

Core team

Beautyterm founder Agnes Meilhac is a graduate of University of Pennsylvania (MA in German Literature, 1989), New York University (MA in French Literature, 1992) and Ecole Supérieure d’Interprètes et de Traducteurs (ESIT, 1997). From 2010 to 2011, she served as Editor of the Gotham Translator, the New York Circle of Translators’ newsletter, and has been a speaker at the annual ATA conferences in NYC and Denver, CO. Agnes lived and worked in France from 1990 to 2001. She is in charge of the North American client base.

Joann Phelps is a graduate of University of Massachusetts in Boston (BA in English and French Literature, 1984). After teaching at the Université Paris I for several years, she embarked on a career in translation in 1995 and has worked exclusively for cosmetics clients since then. Joann currently lives with her family in France, spearheading all of the company’s PR efforts for Europe. You will be able to meet her at the next cosmetic industry trade show events in Paris.

Extended team

We work regularly with a group of ten professional language translators, editors and copywriters residing in Europe. We have also developed a broad network of advisors, collaborators and consultants who work with us on a more flexible basis. We continue to expand our pool of resources to prepare for new cosmetic clients calling us with more unusual requests. Affiliations: American Translators Association, Société Française de Traducteurs, New York Circle of Translators.

I have been working with Beautyterm for a number of years on translations into different languages. They are very professional, detail-oriented and attentive to meaning, even suggesting changes to improve the original text for perfect results. Working with Beautyterm is also highly convenient given their rapid turnaround times and competitive rates. I highly recommend them!

Javier E, NATURCHEM SL (Naobay) see more testimonials ››