WordStyle was founded in 2007 by Mary Waggoner-Moritz, an American expatriate now living near Besançon, Franche-Comté, France. Mary’s curriculum vitae includes a B.S. degree in theater arts from Emerson College in Boston (1988) and working within a variety of businesses as a temporary administrative assistant for 6+ years: insurance, human resources, banking and finance. Before coming to France, she was a conference coordinator for an EPA consulting company and an office assistant for a non-profit organization.

Once in France, she taught English as a foreign language for 6 years before moving into translation.