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Nathalie R.
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Nathalie R.

A wordsmith from English to French

Rate per word 0.10 GBP
Rate per hour 35.00 GBP
  • English (UK) French (Standard-France)
Native in:
  • French

  • Professional experience:
  • Books
I have an academic background in English and American literature (Degree at Aix-en-Provence University), in English & Economics (Masters at the Sorbonne University), in translation (Institute of Linguists Diploma in Translation). I have worked many years in creative and business specialisations. I have translated two art books, three children books and I am currently working on five children's books. I am a member of the SoA and would love to translate more art and children's books.
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).
Marta M.
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Marta M.

"If you want someone to be free, give them culture"

Rate per word €0.06 EUR
Rate per hour €40.00 EUR
  • English Spanish (Standard-Spain)
  • French Spanish (Standard-Spain)
Native in:
  • Spanish

  • Professional experience:
  • Books
Sworn Translator authorized by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (No. TIJ 7022), I have translated over 2 million words as a freelancer, including 20 romance and historic novels and I am currently working on a biographical book that aims to create exposure of militant feminists against war.

Some of the novels I translated are listed below:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SEIO182
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BKOXH2M
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073SDTFVT
Diane E.
United States
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Diane E.

Writer and translator who grew up reading French BD

Rate per word $0.08 USD
  • French English
Native in:
  • French
  • English

  • Professional experience:
  • Books
  • Plays
  • Graphics/Comics
I have translated over 150 comic books and graphic novels for leading European and U.S. publishers. The genres have ranged from sci-fi to action, fantasy, historical, biography, personal memoir, slice-of-life, noir and more. Books I translated have been nominated for an Eisner award (the Oscar of comics), been listed on the Washington Post's Top Ten Graphic Novels of 2017, and garnered three starred reviews in Publishers Weekly.

I have also translated screenplays and plays.
Sophie C.
Spain
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Sophie C.

"The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to

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

  • Professional experience:
  • Books
  • Poetry
  • Short stories
write what you mean". (R.L. Stevenson)
Highly trained in literature, philosophy and journalism, I have an arsenal of words to take on whatever swashbuckling literary adventures come my way.
Recent work:
Around Every Corner: Autobiographical novel, Marie-Emmanuelle Verhoeven
Angel Mist: Sci-fi novel & Netflix ser, P. Laby & C. Combaz
Pilgrim: Sci-fi Netflix series
Revue Temps: Online literature, philosophy and science magazine
Fingermax: Poetry for children
Luna J.
Hungary
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Luna J.

Translating words of art since 2013

  • English French
  • Spanish French
Native in:
  • French

  • Professional experience:
  • Books
  • Poetry
  • Songs
10+ poems for British independent poets (British English to French)
One historical fictional novel (Cuban Spanish to French) to be released in 2018.
Song lyrics from famous Tibetan signer (English to French)

Very eager to work on more projects. Samples available upon request.
Marjorie G.
Belgium
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Marjorie G.

Graduated, experienced but above all... passionate!

Rate per word €0.10 EUR
  • English French
  • Spanish French
Native in:
  • French

  • Professional experience:
  • Books
Graduated in literary translation, I have translated fiction and non fiction books: children books, political fiction, philosophical vulgarization books...

I also taught literary translation (3 months, replacement contract) and I am the secretary of the NPO TraduQtiv (https://traduqtiv.com/).

I particularly like historical novels, fantasy and young adult fiction. You can learn more about me on my website: https://www.mockingbirds.eu/

I look forward to our future collaboration!
Nat P.
United Kingdom
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Nat P.

Bringing new voices into English literature

Rate per word 0.10 GBP
Rate per hour 25.00 GBP
  • Italian English
  • French English
Native in:
  • English

  • Professional experience:
  • Books
  • Short stories
I’m a published translator of non-fiction books, with experience translating history, biography and literary criticism. I’ve also translated opera lyrics for a classical orchestra, and recently a sample chapter from a novella and a sample from a book of short stories for children. I hold an MA in Literary Translation from the University of East Anglia.
See my profile on the website of the Translators’ Association, Society of Authors: https://societyofauthors.org/translator-Profile?itemID=483.
Michele R.
United States
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Michele R.

FR>EN translator and editor with MFA & Humanities PhD

Rate per word $0.05 USD
Rate per hour $25.00 USD
  • French English
Native in:
  • English

  • Professional experience:
  • Books
I am currently translating French science fiction novel Incident sur Kenval by Philippe Mercurio.

Read a sample of my literary translation work: Komachi, by Judith Gautier
http://www.chronoskeep.com/pdfs/rosen_komachi_reunion.pdf

PhD in Humanities with emphasis on translation studies at the University of Texas at Dallas in 2015. My dissertation, "Translation in the Digital Age: Reconstructing Montaigne's 'Du Repentir'," includes a hypertext translation of an essay by Michel de Montaigne.
RAQUEL C.
Portugal
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RAQUEL C.

Skillful, passionate, creative writer

Rate per word €0.05 EUR
Rate per hour €15.00 EUR
  • English Portuguese
  • French Portuguese
Native in:
  • English
  • Portuguese

  • Professional experience:
  • Books
  • Poetry
  • Short stories
– translation of the Correio de Africa Newspaper (1921-24) with Scholarly Apparatus. This newspaper included many short stories and poetry and the general style was more literary than journalistic. The project received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor (U. Maryland). (PT-ENG).
– translation of a biographical novel by a Portuguese author which included Poetry. (PT-ENG)
– translation of a philosophical essay by a Portuguese author (ENG-PT).
Liath  G.
United States
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Liath G.

Prose, poetry, and song with a creative flair

Rate per word $0.12 USD
Rate per hour $25.00 USD
  • Russian (Standard-Russia) English (US, British)
  • French (Standard-France) English (US, British)
Native in:
  • English

  • Professional experience:
  • Books
  • Poetry
  • Songs
I hold a master's degree in Literary Translation.

I have just finished translation of a French novel based on Noara, a video game by Atypique Studio.

Earlier this year, I edited a Russian-English translation of a book on Leonardo da Vinci's creative work for publication.

In 2018, I translated "White is the Darkest Colour", a 650-page fantasy novel by Russian author Kate Lam.

During my studies, I completed a translation portfolio of Russian and French song lyrics and poetry.
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!
Ali S.
United States
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Ali S.

(En<>Fa<>Fr) literature +31 years exp.

Rate per word $0.05 USD
Rate per hour $35.00 USD
  • English Farsi (Persian)
  • Farsi (Persian) Farsi (Persian)
  • French (Standard-France) Farsi (Persian)
Native in:
  • Farsi (Persian)
  • Persian (Farsi)

  • Professional experience:
  • Books
  • Plays
  • Poetry
  • Short stories
I have translated several Persian poems for my friends. I have submitted copies to the site
I have also translated a short story.
Nao A.
Japan
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Nao A.

Cultural expert with a passion for children's lit.

Rate per word 7.00 JPY
Rate per hour 1,000.00 JPY
  • French Japanese
  • Italian Japanese
  • English Japanese
Native in:
  • Japanese

  • Professional experience:
  • Books
  • Short stories
With a B.A. in French Language and Culture; and more than 6 years of experience as a translator, I have a great grasp not only of the French, Italian and English languages, but also lived experience in France and Italy that allows me to grasp cultural subtleties and convey them into Japanese.

My first published co-translation, of the Italian children's book Che bello!, won the Itabashi International Translation Contest; and I hope to continue working on children's literature.
Laura V.
Spain
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Laura V.

Bookworm, dramaturge, storyteller and translator

Rate per word €0.08 EUR
Rate per hour €30.00 EUR
  • French (Standard-France) Spanish (Standard-Spain)
  • Italian (Standard-Italy) Spanish (Standard-Spain)
  • English Spanish (Standard-Spain)
Native in:
  • Spanish

  • Professional experience:
  • Books
  • Plays
The only thing I love more than reading books is to translate them.
I've translated two novels for teenagers written by Agnès Ruiz (FR to ES): Elías Esparta y el oráculo de los tres soles (ISBN: 9781507188941) and Elías Esparta y el viaje de los 9 huevos de dragón (ISBN: 9781547523436).
I've also had experience translating theatre plays (L'entre-deux rêves de Pitagaba, of Kossi Efoui, FR-ES, and Spam Symphony, of Alex Broun, EN-ES) as a volunteer for the University of Salamanca.
Beatriz O.
Uruguay
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Beatriz O.

Enabling the pleasure of reading since 1980

Rate per word $0.09 USD
Rate per hour $40.00 USD
  • Hebrew (Modern / Israeli) Spanish (Standard-Spain)
  • English (US) Spanish (Standard-Spain)
  • French Spanish
Native in:
  • Spanish
  • Hebrew

  • Professional experience:
  • Books
  • Graphics/Comics
  • Poetry
  • Short stories
With over four decades of literary translation experience, some of my translations to Spanish include:

- Jewish Medieval Poets in Spain, anthology (Hebrew)
- The Source of Pleasure; The New Arab Kamasutra, anonymous author (Hebrew)
- Major Trends of Jewish Mysticism, by known scholar Gershom Scholem (Hebrew)
- Letters and poems, by Portuguese writer Fernando Pessoa (Portuguese)
- Books and comics on "Conan the Barbarian", by Robert E. Howard (English)
Corinne S.
United States
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Corinne S.

"A rarity among translators, Corinne can write."

Rate per word $0.10 USD
Rate per hour $30.00 USD
  • English French
Native in:
  • French

  • Professional experience:
  • Books
  • Poetry
  • Short stories
  • Songs
Born in the USA of French parents, educated in the UK and France, translator since 1981. Journalist in France for 10 years. Lived in Paris and London and moved to Los Angeles in 1991. Published author (Carol Publishing) and lyricist (2 full albums in Canada.) I translate mainly literary works, films and film-scripts (too many to list here) as well as advertising. An avid reader all my life in both languages, I have had a classical education (literature, Latin, Greek, philosophy, history, art.)
Lorraine D.
Canada
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Lorraine D.

Creating is everything

Rate per word 0.13 CAD
Rate per hour 40.00 CAD
  • English French
Native in:
  • French
  • English

  • Professional experience:
  • Books
  • Poetry
  • Short stories
  • Songs
I wrote hundreds of poems and published a poetical dialogue with a fellow poet. I wrote several songs back in the 70s. I published an essay about happiness which I presented lectures of. I am a passionate writer and translator. I use creative writing all the time through the various transcreation projects that I have the pleasure of performing, be it for introducing a new product or delivering marketing material.
Odile S.
United Kingdom
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Odile S.

Careful work based on research & linguistic excellence

Rate per word €0.08 EUR
Rate per hour €20.00 EUR
  • English (US, UK) French (Standard-France)
  • Dutch French (Standard-France)
Native in:
  • French

  • Professional experience:
  • Books
  • Plays
  • Graphics/Comics
  • Poetry
  • Short stories
  • Songs
My main work concerns the translation of Frances Gregg autobiography The Mystic Leeway. I started this work following a study of John Cowper Powys’s novels.

I also translate my own work as I am a also a writer in both French and English.
Mariana V.
Portugal
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Mariana V.

Ancient and modern literature

Rate per word €0.09 EUR
Rate per hour €25.00 EUR
  • English Portuguese (European/Portugal)
  • French Portuguese (European/Portugal)
  • Greek (Ancient) Portuguese (European/Portugal)
  • Latin Portuguese (European/Portugal)
Native in:
  • Portuguese

  • Professional experience:
  • Books
  • Plays
  • Poetry
  • Short stories
  • Songs
As a Classicist, translating literature is one of my biggest pleasures. Unfortunately, one of the hardest to come by, outside the academic world or the pro bono challenges of cultural associations. As a specialist in Ancient Greek tragedy, I have found that translating for modern theatre is equally fascinating. As a comics addict, I would be more than happy to venture in the field of translating speech balloons!
Caroline M.
France
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Caroline M.

Passionate translation with nuance and creative flair

Rate per word €0.16 EUR
  • French English (UK)
Native in:
  • English

  • Professional experience:
  • Short stories
My interest in books and literature began at a very early age and developed along with a talent for languages and the written word. I discovered a particular flair for literary translation whilst at university studying Joint Honours French and German and, upon completing my degree, was offered a postgraduate teaching post on this basis. I am now especially interested in developing this area of expertise in my translation business though for the moment I have no specific experience to offer.
Chiara F.
Italy
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Chiara F.

Literary, fictionary or simply necessary FR/EN > IT

Rate per word €0.05 EUR
Rate per hour €30.00 EUR
  • English (US, British) Italian (Standard-Italy)
  • French (Standard-France) Italian (Standard-Italy)
Native in:
  • Italian

  • Professional experience:
  • Books
  • Poetry
  • Short stories
Giugno 2016 : Traduzione di "Anchise" (Seuil, 1999), Maryline DESBIOLLES (FRA>ITA) [romanzo breve, extrême contemporain]
Da ottobre 2017 : Collaborazione regolare con la rivista letteraria online "Inrkoci" - traduzione di short stories e contenuti ITA <>ENG
Settembre 2017 : Traduzione di "Moi, Présidente" (Autrement, 2016), Gérard MORDILLAT [sotie, satira politica]
In corso: Traduzione di "Génération H" (La Lune sur le toit, 2013), Alexandre Grondeau [romanzo di formazione, underground
Margaret M.
United Kingdom
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Margaret M.

French to English with flair and flourish

Rate per word $0.09 USD
Rate per hour $45.00 USD
  • French (Standard-France) English (British)
Native in:
  • English

  • Professional experience:
  • Books
  • Graphics/Comics
With an academic background in French literature: BA Hons from Cambridge, MA in Modern French Cultural Studies, Institute of Linguists Diploma in Translation (Distinction in Literature paper), I have subsequently widened my experience by working in a range of commercial settings. I'm now freelance and have translated a novel, two art books and am working on a graphic novel. I'm particularly interested in childrens/YA fiction, graphic novels, thrillers and sci fi.
Juan Carlos J.
Mexico
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Juan Carlos J.

220 Books translated, 38 years of experience

Rate per word $0.06 USD
Rate per hour $30.00 USD
  • English (US) Spanish (Latin American, Mexican)
  • French Spanish (Latin American, Mexican)
  • Italian Spanish (Latin American, Mexican)
  • Portuguese Spanish (Latin American, Mexican)
Native in:
  • Spanish
  • English

  • Professional experience:
  • Books
I have translated 220 books over my 38 years of experience. Title list available upon request, or can be seen on my CV.
Carol G.
United Kingdom
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Carol G.

poetically precise prose with... panache

Rate per word €0.15 EUR
Rate per hour €35.00 EUR
  • French (Standard-France) English (British)
  • Spanish (Standard-Spain) English (British)
Native in:
  • English

  • Professional experience:
  • Books
  • Poetry
MA (DISTINCTION) in Literary Translation (French/Spanish poetry + prose) Exeter University
BA combined honours Spanish/French (First Class) (highest ever mark at that time in Spanish Translation dissertation)

Examples of professional work:

Spanish poems for limited-edition book by Antonio Banderas
Poems by Tom Nisse
"Femmes Pilotes de Courses Auto" (full-length illustrated book)
"Jacques Fustec" (biography/novel)
"Tales from the Maze" modern French contes
Book on wine production
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Zulema C.
United Kingdom
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Zulema C.

Translations with the same pulse as the original

Rate per word 0.05 GBP
Rate per hour 20.00 GBP
  • English Spanish
  • French Spanish
  • Catalan Spanish
Native in:
  • Spanish

  • Professional experience:
  • Books
  • Graphics/Comics
  • Short stories
With over 10 years' experience in literary translation, I have worked on a variety of genres, such us contemporary novel, graphic novels, noir and young adult.
Some of the authors I have translated include Hadley Freeman, Edward Bunker, Jonathan Lee, Jack London, Thomas Hardy, Gail Parent, Monica Drake, Ben Brooks, Luc Sante and Mike Mignola.
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