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Jan H.
Germany
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Jan H.

PHD in German Literature at your service

Rate per word €0.06 EUR
Rate per hour €25.00 EUR
  • Italian (Standard-Italy) German (Germany)
  • English (British) German (Germany)
  • French (Standard-France) German (Germany)
Native in:
  • German

  • Professional experience:
  • Books
  • Plays
As a PHD in German Philology and Modern History literature and humanities texts are my natural ground. Parallel to my work as technical and legal translator I offer literary translations and I intend to expand this business. My current projects are literal translations for the series 111 Orte by the German publisher Emons Verlag. I already finished the book 111 Orte in Umbrien (ISBN 9783740802387), the next confirmed projects are Malta (by April) Langhe (by July) and Naples (by October).
Ramey R.
Germany
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Ramey R.

fluent finesse in fiction & fact

Rate per hour €0.12 EUR
  • German (Germany) English (US)
Native in:
  • English

  • Professional experience:
  • Books
  • Plays
  • Poetry
  • Songs
Science fiction: Wolff, The Atlantis War by Dr Axel Schnell.
Historic: Centurion of the XIX Legion by Klaus Pollman.
Suspense: Boston Run, A Marathon Thriller by Frank
Spiritual practices: Awaken to Life by Dirk Hessel
Biography: A Call to Serve, Pope Francis and the Catholic Future by Stefan von Kempis and Philip F. Lawler

Stage & Theater:
VIERTE WELT Theater: Script translations

Poetry: Personal correspondence of Rainer Maria Rilke

I LOVE MY JOB!
Irena B.
United Kingdom
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Irena B.

Fiction Writer & Translator

Rate per word €0.05 EUR
  • English (US, UK) German
Native in:
  • German

  • Professional experience:
  • Books
  • Graphics/Comics
  • Poetry
  • Short stories
A look at Amazon.de, searching for my name (Irena Boettcher or, original German spelling, Böttcher) shows the books I have translated so far.
Viola S.
Germany
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Viola S.

Translator of novels and thrillers

Rate per word €0.08 EUR
  • English German
Native in:
  • German

  • Professional experience:
  • Books
My usual topics are of a more technical nature but then I wanted to try my hand at thrillers/novels which worked out very well. Taking the characters' view and weighing every word, every nuance, was interesting and fun.
By now I have translated these books:
Love Target by Heidi Loeb Hegerich (novel)
Jump Cut (German title: Bildsprung) by Libby Fischer Hellmann (thriller)
as well as four shorter novels which are not yet in print.
Annalisa P.
Italy
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Annalisa P.

I am like a leaf of grass, Walt would say: straight!

Rate per word €0.06 EUR
Rate per hour €35.00 EUR
  • German Italian
  • English Italian
  • French Italian
Native in:
  • Italian

  • Professional experience:
  • Books
  • Short stories
I did translate some short stories and a children's book (canadian/american to italian).
I am a passionate reader and so much interested in literary translations!
I am curious and interested, quick but precise!
Ana C.
Portugal
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Ana C.

Contemporary novels and theater plays into Portuguese

Rate per word €0.02 EUR
Rate per hour €10.00 EUR
  • German Portuguese (European/Portugal)
  • English Portuguese (European/Portugal)
Native in:
  • Portuguese

  • Professional experience:
  • Plays
  • Short stories
I don't have a favourite genre, but the authors I enjoyed to read the most were Kafka, Aldous Huxley, Zola, Cormac McCarthy, Murakami, Tolstoy, Tcheckov, Ali Smith, Virginia Woolf, Jeanette Winterson, Selim Özdogan, among others. I am not a fan of fantasy. I love reading comics like the ones from Jiro Taniguchi, Quino or Bill Watterson. So far I have translated short stories and Theatre Plays in Seminars at the University and two books of Özdogan for my recreation.
Stefania M.
Germany
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Stefania M.

Through the art of translation

Rate per word €0.09 EUR
Rate per hour €30.00 EUR
  • English Italian
  • German Italian
Native in:
  • Italian

  • Professional experience:
  • Books
I have an academic background and hold a degree in foreign languages and literature (with English as a first language and German as a second language with a specialization in the arts) from the University of Bergamo. I have worked as an in-house translator for a variety of cultural institutions and private companies for many years, translating books on art, catalogs and artists' books and am currently seeking to expand my circle of collaborators.
Luz M.
United States
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Luz M.

Read as naturally as the source

Rate per word $0.16 USD
Rate per hour $34.00 USD
  • English Spanish
  • German Spanish
Native in:
  • English
  • Spanish

  • Professional experience:
  • Short stories
I am a translator by training. My literary translation journey started at university in Lima, Peru when I was a student who needed to finish projects for the literary translation workshops every day. We translated essays from George Orwell, for example, as well as other contemporary British and American writers. In the German language, we translated writers like Thomas Mann, Hermann Hesse and Friedrich Nietzsche, Christa Wolf, etc. I love literary translation.
Gregory B.
Germany
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Gregory B.

I am a child of the 60s whose tastes span centuries.

Rate per word $0.08 USD
Rate per hour $20.00 USD
  • German English
Native in:
  • English

  • Professional experience:
  • Books
  • Poetry
Working on the English translation of "The Anti-Semite Makers", a political volume by Abraham Melzer, a German Jew who is highly critical of the Israeli occupation of Palestine, and who resents the manner in which even Jews who fit that description are labeled "Anti-Semites" by the Israeli government and its supporters. We are looking for an English-language publisher. German publisher: Westend, Berlin

Herr Melzer has just been nominated for the Alternative Nobel Peace Prize.
Linda G.
United States
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Linda G.

Literary perfection

Rate per word €0.10 EUR
Rate per hour €35.00 EUR
  • German (Germany) English (US)
Native in:
  • English

  • Professional experience:
  • Books
  • Short stories
Native speaker of US English with Ph.D. in German Literature from the University of CA-Berkeley. I started my literary translating career while still in graduate school, translating Early Modern German texts associated with my dissertation, and have continued on from there. Most recently, I have translated some of Rainer Maria Rilke's short stories and an "indie" young adult novel by an up-and-coming author. My aim is always to make the English text sound perfectly fluid and native.
Erich F.
Australia
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Erich F.

Von gutem Deutsch auf sinnvolles Englisch übertragen..!

Rate per word $0.07 USD
  • German English
Native in:
  • German
  • English

  • Professional experience:
  • Books
  • Short stories
NAATI [Aust.] Cert.Translator, 25 yrs experience, some 30 book translations for 3 different publishers and several independent authors. Most recently as sole translator of "ANA - The Quiet Death of a Rebel" (65,000 words -243 Pages), preceded by " Better the whole World against me than my Soul" (as team translator, with 35,000 words). Previous history as book translator with about 25 titles, often as narratives (pet care), travelogues. Detailed references available .
Ester V.
Spain
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Ester V.

EN/IT/GE > ES/CAT literary translations

Rate per word €0.07 EUR
Rate per hour €30.00 EUR
  • Spanish Catalan
  • English Catalan
  • English Spanish
  • German Catalan
  • German Spanish
  • Italian Catalan
  • Italian Spanish
Native in:
  • Catalan
  • Spanish

  • Professional experience:
  • Books
  • Short stories
Some of my published translations:
- Science-fiction novel by Danilo Clementoni, Il retorno – Le avventure di Azakis e Petri, from Italian into Spanish
- Children’s book Animal’s International Dictionary by Lila Prap, from English into Spanish and Catalan
- Series of books Capire la psicologia (published by Salvat) from Italian into Spanish
- High school mathematics textbooks from Spanish to Catalan
- Proofeading and edition of stories and other educational texts for children
Simon V.
Canada
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Simon V.

Experienced writer, translator

Rate per word €0.07 EUR
  • German English
Native in:
  • English

  • Professional experience:
  • Books
  • Plays
  • Poetry
  • Short stories
  • Songs
I am a published writer of fiction and I write in collaboration with a filmmaker in writing film scripts.
I have over fifteen years of experience as a translator in many areas, and in terms of literary works, beginning in 2013 and via agencies, have ended up translating short stories, poems, songs, the occasional play and film script, a few children’s books, philosophical essays, and literary criticism. It would be a pleasure for me to do more of the same.
Markus M.
Japan
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Markus M.

Translator of feelings, not of words.

Rate per word €0.08 EUR
  • English German (Germany)
Native in:
  • German

  • Professional experience:
  • Books
Highlight:
Tango-Meister: Osvaldo Pugliese (Tango Masters: Osvaldo Pugliese) by Michael Lavocah.
Amandine S.
Belgium
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Amandine S.

Passionate and dedicated literary translator

  • English French
  • German French
Native in:
  • French

  • Professional experience:
  • Books
  • Graphics/Comics
I earned my literary translation degree in 2013 and immediately moved to Paris where I became editor at Cambourakis, a small publishing house with mainly English (or other foreign languages) titles in its catalogue. At Cambourakis I mainly reviewed translations, which made me even more critical towards my own. I translated quite a few comic books for them, and an American novel for another publisher, Charleston.
I now wish to dedicate myself entirely to literary translation.
Jana M.
Czech Republic
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Jana M.

A EN to CZ literary translator

Rate per word 0.75 CZK
Rate per hour 300.00 CZK
  • German Czech
  • English Czech
Native in:
  • Czech

  • Professional experience:
  • Books
• Nelson DeMille - The Cuban Affair - a novel
• Patsy Bennett – Zodiac Signs
• Federico Silvestri – Atlas of Flags
• Anthony Kiedis – Scar Tissue - autobiography of the frontman of Red Hot Chili Peppers
• John Williams - My Son is not Rainman - a novel
Emily P.
Australia
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Emily P.

For fluid, stylish, faithful translations into English

Rate per word €0.09 EUR
Rate per hour €30.00 EUR
  • German English
  • French English
  • Spanish English
Native in:
  • English

  • Professional experience:
  • Books
- Full-time freelance translator (literary and non-literary) since 2007.
- Extensive experience in non-fiction literary translation (see profile for full publications list)
- Great confidence in ability to translate fiction
- A life-long avid reader + experience in written journalism, hence strong ability to render literary texts into natural, fluid English
- Attended literary translation seminars at the London Book Fair
Edwin M.
Germany
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Edwin M.

A way with words.

Rate per word €0.10 EUR
Rate per hour €40.00 EUR
  • German English
Native in:
  • English

  • Professional experience:
  • Books
  • Plays
  • Poetry
I've been translating for film and TV since 1999, and in 2012 changed direction somewhat to novels. So far, my work has focused on fantasy and historical-romance novels for AmazonCrossing, Fischer Tor and Piper Verlag, including bestsellers from Bernhard Hennen and Petra Durst-Benning. Australian by birth, widely traveled, I completed my MFA in fiction writing at the University of Oregon in 1995. In 1996, I was shortlisted for the prestigious Australian/Vogel Award for young writers.
Petra V.
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Petra V.

Entrusting your words to mine!

  • English Dutch
  • French Dutch
  • German Dutch
  • Danish Dutch
Native in:
  • Dutch

  • Professional experience:
  • Books
I have been working as a non-fiction translator since 2005.
My main source languages are English and French, but I also translate from German and Danish.

For a full list of the books I have translated, feel free to have a look at my website: www.petravancaneghem.be
Anne O.
United States
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Anne O.

Creative Professional

Rate per word $0.10 USD
Rate per hour $40.00 USD
  • French English (US)
  • German English (US)
  • Italian English (US)
  • Spanish English (US)
Native in:
  • English
  • French

  • Professional experience:
  • Books
I received my B.A. in Modern Languages & Linguistics from the University of Oxford, with a heavy focus on literary translation. Since then, I have translated a wide variety of non-fiction short texts for museums, universities, and magazines on topics including history, art history, sociology, and life sciences, and have recently begun translating poetry. As an avid reader in all my languages, I am always seeking creative, fiction projects!
Cécile B.
Germany
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Cécile B.

Bringing great Fantasy and Sci-Fi to French speakers

Rate per word €0.10 EUR
Rate per hour €50.00 EUR
  • English French
  • German French
Native in:
  • French

  • Professional experience:
  • Books
  • Short stories
The main focus of my Bachelor in translation was litterature and culture. In 2016, I translated my first book, a fantasy novela, The Seventh Horse by D.P. Prior. I then continued to work with D.P. Prior and started collaborating with Craig Zerf and E.J. Stevens on their book series. I specialize in fantasy and sci-fi. To this day, I have translated 14 books (novels and novellas) for those authors. The complete list is available on my website https://cecilebenedic.com/english/translated-books/
Annette C.
Spain
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Annette C.

More than words can say

Rate per word €0.08 EUR
Rate per hour €25.00 EUR
  • Spanish (Standard-Spain) English (UK)
  • German (Germany) English (UK)
  • Catalan (Central, Valencian, Oriental, Western) English (UK)
Native in:
  • English

  • Professional experience:
  • Books
  • Poetry
  • Short stories
  • Songs
It's a vocation.
Website translation DE-ENG: Galerie Eva-Wolf-Schleis DE-ENG.
Original translation of classical Spanish poetry for exhibition.
DE-ENG "Don't worry, be Harry," a gripping 40,000 tale by Oliver Driesen interspersed with rhymes and poetry.
Translation of a short story from Catalan to English by well-known literary and political figure in Mallorca, who is also head of language faculty at the University.
"Merit" in literary paper of prestigious DipTrans Spanish to English.
Jan-Christoph M.
Germany
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Jan-Christoph M.

Experienced translator JP/EN->DE (Manga, scripts, lit.)

Rate per word €0.12 EUR
Rate per hour €40.00 EUR
  • Japanese German
  • English German
Native in:
  • German

  • Professional experience:
  • Plays
  • Graphics/Comics
Sample portfolio:

Manga (JP > DE):
- Blue, Clean (one-shot)
- Dich werde ich niemals lieben (one-shot)
- Auf der Suche nach Licht (1-3; ongoing)
- Green Worldz (1; ongoing)
- Aposimz – Land der Puppen (1; ongoing)

Film scripts:
- The Vessel (script translation and subtitle creation; EN > DE)
Julia S.
Germany
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Julia S.

Experienced in French, English + Spanish, native German

  • French (Standard-France, Moroccan) German (Germany)
  • Spanish (Standard-Spain) German (Germany)
  • English (US, UK) German (Germany)
Native in:
  • German

  • Professional experience:
  • Books
  • Short stories
I always loved books of a variety of languages. During my studies of French and Spanish Literature and Linguistics I've participated in two translation work-shops with authors. Recently I edited satires translated to German. In the context of my Master's program I started a project of literary translation. As I also know Arab, I'm specialized in Maghreb literature and am currently working on my first translation of a Tunisian novel.
Rob M.
United Kingdom
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Rob M.

Sharing and spreading culture through translation

Rate per word 0.07 GBP
Rate per hour 50.00 GBP
  • German English (British)
  • Russian English (British)
  • Danish English
  • Swedish English
  • Norwegian English
Native in:
  • English

  • Professional experience:
  • Short stories
Extensive experience in the translation industry as a whole, branching out into literary translation. In my native English I have won multiple awards for original screenplays (both short and feature) including winning the TopShorts Hollywood Short Screenplay Award and being one of 13 finalists in the New York Horror Film Festival Screenwriting competition in 2017. I also contributed the first ever English translation of "The Trial", a short story by Anton Chekhov, to the Early Chekhov Project.
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Andreea S.
Germany
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Andreea S.

Yourtranscreator.com

Rate per word €0.07 EUR
Rate per hour €25.00 EUR
  • English Romanian
  • German English
  • German Romanian
Native in:
  • Romanian
  • English

  • Professional experience:
  • Books
  • Graphics/Comics
  • Short stories
Published translator of a book of philosophical essays, press articles; blogger and published creative writer.
Have also translated movie synopses, book blurbs and children's rhymes.
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