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English-to-Dutch translation of a sci-fi romance novel
Posted: Feb 28, 2018 00:32 GMT (GMT: Feb 28, 2018 00:32) Job type:
Service required Languages:
English to Dutch
We are looking for a native Dutch speaker with experience translating fiction to translate a sci-fi romance novel from English into Dutch. The novel is ~88k words. Additionally, the chosen candidate would help us with some minor marketing-related tasks in Dutch, such as setting up a book description, the author website, and drafting emails to Dutch book-reviewing blogs.
As part of the application, please be prepared to provide a sample of your skills by translating an excerpt of the novel for us (3 scenes totaling approx. 1800 words). These samples will then be used to select the finalist.
Please mention if any of these apply to you:
1) You have translated a work of fiction and can provide information about it
2) You read romance in English or Dutch. You read fantasy novels in either of the languages.
3) Dutch is your native language (you were born in Netherlands) and you have full mastery of English.
Content warning: This novel is a ROMANCE with all that it implies, so please consider that before applying.
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: 81,000 words Service provider targeting (specified by job poster):
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Art/Literary Preferred native language:
Dutch Subject field:
Poetry & Literature Preferred quoter location:
Netherlands Quoting deadline: Mar 15, 2018 04:00 GMT Delivery deadline: Jul 1, 2018 04:00 GMT
Translating this text is NOT required
Scene #1: General Description
The air was crisp and clear as Mia walked briskly down a winding path in Central Park. Signs of spring were everywhere, from tiny buds on still-bare trees to the proliferation of nannies out to enjoy the first warm day with their rambunctious charges.
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