Mary Shaffer | Selected projects
Writing and translating corporate communications content. Expertise in sustainability, pharmaceuticals, healthcare.
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Selected Projects

Sanofi CSR Report


2011- 2015: author of the report

2006- 2010: translation from French to English


Mary Shaffer has worked for our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Excellence Department since 2006.  Initially, she translated our numerous communications materials from French into English (annual CSR report, CSR brochures, websites, etc.). Since 2011, Mary has authored our entire annual CSR report, the cornerstone of our external communications suite.


Mary is an experienced professional who can transform complex ideas into simple, powerful and informative messages. She is very flexible and has always provided input to help us design the most effective communications tools. With each new project, we realize how fortunate we are to work with her.


Didier Terrolle, Associate VP, Corporate Social Responsibility Excellence, Sanofi


bioMérieux Annual Report


2009-present: translation from French to English


We’ve worked with Mary on a wide range of topics since 2009. We appreciate the quality and relevance of her translations of the company’s annual report, our press releases and, more recently, our new branding guidelines. Thanks to her experience and extensive knowledge of the healthcare sphere, Mary provides more than a simple translation; she brings real added value through insightful feedback on the various projects we give to her. We will be happy to continue working with Mary on many different projects in the future.


Aurore Sergeant, Head of Corporate Communications, bioMérieux

Pascale Merle, External Communications Manager, bioMérieux

Sanofi Diversity and Inclusion communications


2011-present: content creation of intranet sites and translation of Diversity Brochure


Working with Mary has helped us to significantly increase the impact of our written communications in English. Thanks to Mary’s translation and writing expertise, combined with her knowledge of diversity topics such as gender equity and disability, we are able to showcase our ideas and projects effectively and accurately. We’ve worked together on many widely diverse projects – from regulatory documents and brochures to personal portraits – and we are about to begin a new project with her.


Paul Waltmann, CSR Diversity Director, Sanofi


“For Women in Science” program

L’Oreal Corporate Foundation and UNESCO


2006-2013: wrote scientific and personal profiles of the selected laureates


I know Mary from my work as a communications consultant for the “For Women in Science” Program sponsored by the L’Oreal Corporate Foundation and Unesco. From 2006 to 2013, Mary wrote scientific and personal profiles of the women scientists selected to be laureates. Writing about top-level physicists and biologists (two of our laureates later won the Nobel Prize), Mary conveyed the essence of their work and their stories in a way that was both accessible and interesting for non-scientists.


Bruce Singer, Allegro Associates Ltd.