Working languages:
French to English
English to French

Anne McConnell

Tucson, Arizona, United States
Local time: 08:40 MST (GMT-7)

Native in: English 
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified site user
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading
Specializes in:
Cinema, Film, TV, DramaEducation / Pedagogy
FolkloreGeneral / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
MusicPoetry & Literature
Food & Drink

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 29, Questions answered: 33, Questions asked: 1
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 2
Translation education PhD - University of Arizona
Experience Years of translation experience: 47. Registered at Dec 2008. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials N/A
Memberships ATA, ALTA -- American Literary Translators Association
Software Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint
CV/Resume English (PDF)
Training sessions attended Trainings
Professional practices Anne McConnell endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
Since translating two French plays for the University of Arizona Drama Department in the early 1970s (Feydeau's Une Puce à l'oreille and Molière's Dom Juan), I have fairly constantly been providing translations for everyone from colleagues to my students to the Vermont National Guard. In particular, as I began reading and publishing papers on Québec literature and culture, including its colonial history, colleagues began asking me if they could use my translations of colonial texts. With a full-time teaching career, however, I published fairly seldom. Two recent projects were completed:

In 2003, I began a collaboration with Georges Anglade, a Haitian author, which culminated in the publication of a bilingual edition of his short stories in 2006 (Rire haïtien/Haitian Laughter). In his review published in the Haitian Times, Hugues St. Fort had the following to say: "Two superb features of this magnificent collection by Georges Anglade should be pointed out: the splendid printing work... and the sumptuous English translation by an American professor, Anne Pease McConnell, who recognizes and conveys all the subtleties of the original text written in a “plural” French which is by turns standard, classical, modern, local. Accomplishing such an achievement (they say that translation is treason) is no mean feat."

The group of scholars working on the new Hamlet variorum edition, having concluded that the most probable source used by Shakespeare in composing the play was Belleforest's "Chronicle of Hamlet...", asked me to translate it for publication both on their Web site Hamlet Works and eventually in the variorum edition when it appears. It has been available on the Web site since 2010.

Now six months into retirement from full-time teaching, I am looking forward to concentrating on translation.
Keywords: English, French, literature, arts, social sciences, software manuals, education, pedagogy

Profile last updated
Feb 24, 2012

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