Working languages:
Greek to English
English (monolingual)

Irena Joannides
Literature, Arts and Culture Specialist

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Local time: 23:51 EST (GMT-5)

Native in: English Native in English
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Transcription, Desktop publishing, Copywriting, Transcreation
Specializes in:
Poetry & LiteratureCinema, Film, TV, Drama
Art, Arts & Crafts, PaintingEsoteric practices

Experience Years of translation experience: 25. Registered at May 2018. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
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Software Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Indesign, Microsoft Word
I was born in Cyprus, where I completed secondary education (Classics/Humanities). I studied Cinema at the University of Toronto. I started writing in my teens and translating professionally in my early twenties. For 20+ years, my translation work has been focused on literature, arts and culture.

My rich experience coupled with my talent in writing, translating, and especially transcreating, has made me a much-sought after translator by cultural institutions, publishers and authors. My approach to translation is not to simply translate meanings, but to rewrite the text in the target language and to bring forth a new work of art. For this reason, I love translating poetry and excel at this very demanding area.

My publishing credits are so numerous that I stopped keeping tracks years ago. By a rough estimate, I have translated thousands of pages.   

As a writer-director-producer in film, television, and radio, I have also had a great deal of experience in writing for all media.

TRANSLATION: Professional Greek-English translator specializing in prose, poetry, drama, essays, articles, screenplays, etc. Among countless credits, I would highlight two dozen standalone volumes, several anthologies and novels, including “The Experiment” by Myrto Azina-Chronides (Garnet Publishing, UK – Winner of the European Union Prize for Literature 2010) and "Australia and Other Poems" by Michalis Pieris (Ylandron Publications, Australia). Regular clients include the Cyprus PEN Centre, the University of Cyprus, Armida Publications, Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture. 

ORIGINAL WRITING/EDITING: I have written for print, radio, television and film (articles, radio/TV shows, journalistic writing, creative writing, press releases, etc.). My writing has been published and broadcast in Canada and Europe (Rogers TV, CIUT, CyBC, OmniTV, Garnet Publishing UK, Kindred Spirit UK, etc.) 

• I am a graphic artist and publication designer with years of experience. I have designed more than 150 books and periodicals. 
• I have created original digital art in a variety of styles using photomontage and illustration. My work has been featured in periodicals, books, covers, children’s books, films, etc.
• I have designed business cards, letterheads, brochures, promotional material (e.g. posters, handbills), proposals, menus, logos, calendars, web graphics (e.g. banners, ads), maps, etc.
Keywords: Greek, literature, art, poetry, prose, culture, film, drama, screenplays

Profile last updated
May 2, 2018

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