Working languages:
German to English
French to English
Italian to English

dzeitvogel
Creative Translation and Editing

Seattle, Washington, United States
Local time: 21:17 PDT (GMT-7)

Native in: English 
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading
Expertise
Specializes in:
Esoteric practicesPoetry & Literature
MusicReligion

Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 6
Experience Years of translation experience: 6. Registered at ProZ.com: Aug 2015.
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Software Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint
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About me
"I am overwhelmed by the professional approach of this freelancer. She was the best choice I could have made ..."

"She is ... an artist of language ..."

"The translation was just as I had hoped for and delivered well within time. Communications were excellent and prompt ..."

"Excellent editing skills. Deep understanding of the process. Very supportive. Highly recommended."

"Fantastic writer!"


Language is so much more than a means of communication. Our response to words is based not only on their meaning but on their sound, their rhythm, their flow from one to the next. Beyond the words themselves, there are also cultural, geographical, and historical connotations that run deep and have a profound emotional impact. And for those with a vivid imagination, one word can spawn an entire world.

Embedded within a book or article is the inner life of the author, his hopes and dreams, her target audience, sometimes even a life directive. This is where the translator or editor needs insight, intuition, and imagination as well as intellect, skill, knowledge, and the willingness to work hard to link one world to another and bring it to life.

All this is especially vital for literary translation and editing, but it's at work in all types of writing if you consider such things as pace, style, atmosphere, and standard modes of expression for different fields. When the responses to your book, article, or web content connect with your reader in a life-changing way, even if that's just one small thought or action, then you know that you've hit the mark.


SERVICES

TRANSLATION

Specializing in translation into English to maintain the highest quality. Language pairs:

German to English
French to English
Spanish to English
Italian to English

Some of my qualifications:
* Native US-English speaker with an international background
* Fluent German from nine years in Germany and Austria
* Ongoing exposure to multiple languages since childhood, including formal study and translation experience (both paid and unpaid)
* Exceptional literary skills (musicality, drama, voicing, description, emotional evocativeness, intuition, insight, naturalness, flow, pacing)
* Experience with older texts and fonts

All translation work includes research as needed, editing for flow and naturalness, proofreading, and formatting (optional).

Working Categories
* Literary: Short story, novella, children’s literature (fairy tale), memoir
* Travel and tourism
* Marketing, business, and finance (web content, newsletters, press releases, presentations)
* Religion, spirituality, and philosophy
* Religious history, archaeology, and architecture
* Arts (articles and interviews)
* Personal letters (historical)
* Self-help, personal development
* Operatic and song translations from German, French, Italian, and Spanish (unpaid)


EDITING

Developmental editing
Substantive (line) editing
Copy editing, light to heavy
Proofreading
Formatting
Basic book design
Comprehensive editing (all of the above plus ghostwriting as needed)

Subjects covered: Spirituality, metaphysics, self-help, healing, memoir, poetry, personal narrative (coaching), sound healing, business

Formats: Books, e-books, essays, blogs, articles, online courses, web content

Styles: Mostly familiar with Chicago but have also worked with Oxford, APA, and AP

Method: Track Changes in Word. You will receive one copy showing the changes and comments as well as one clean copy.


General Areas of Expertise and Interest

* Christianity (in-depth study of the Bible; Christian background; considerable thought on the important Christian issues and doctrines)
* Spirituality and world religions (ongoing interest for decades; includes reading of multiple world scriptures, inner teachings, sacred sites, etc.)
* Personal development, self-help (dovetails with spirituality and includes a wide range of things, from strategies for living to metaphysics and multidimensional spiritual development)
* Music (2 degrees in classical singing and opera; extensive additional training)
* Coffee and tea (15 years in the specialty coffee and tea industry)


Who are my clients?

I've worked with a range of people and organizations, including authors, arts journalists, producers, self-publishers, business professionals, translation agencies, healers, life coaches, and students. I especially enjoy all kinds of breakthrough thinking and positive, healing, or creative activities, So if you're working to make the world a better place, please get in touch. I'd love to hear about it.


Still have questions? Please feel free to contact me to discuss your project.

Looking forward to meeting you!
Keywords: German-English, French-English, Italian-English, Spanish-English, translation, editing, proofreading, literature, poetry, music, travel, inspirational, spirituality, religion, metaphysics


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