Welcome! I am a native US-English speaker with an international background and near-native fluency in German from nine years total in Germany and Austria, half-German ancestry, and advanced formal study. I also have outstanding English-language skills, which I constantly hone as a freelance writer, editor, and translator. In general, my work reflects intelligence, creativity, and seamless elegance. At the same time, I use both empathy and insight to draw out the atmosphere and emotion of a piece, especially in relation to its broader and...
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Jun 19, 2016|Ghost Writing|Private|Completed
Feb 15, 2016|Other - Writing Services|Private|Completed
Dec 20, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
Oct 9, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
At its best, translation is about creating a world, or rather, matching the world of the original. That means transmitting not only the content of the story but also its atmosphere, pace, drama, and characters in all their color. It means painting scenes, evoking emotion, and drawing out the musicality of the words.
All my translation work includes editing on whatever level is needed as well as proofreading and formatting, unless otherwise specified by the client. As an experienced ghostwriter, translator, and editor, I'm also happy to help authors with the back matter for their book as well as their website, query letters, and other book-related content.
Although my main focus these days is German-to-English literary translation, I also take on other select translation, writing, and editing projects, preferably with a universal healing or spiritual orientation.
SERVICE AND EXPERIENCE
*Translation into English from French, Spanish, and Italian
*All levels of editing and proofreading
*Writing and ghostwriting
German, French, Spanish, and Italian into English
Subjects covered so far - Short story, novella, children's literature, self-help, religious history/architecture/archaeology; web content, philosophy, classical song and operatic lyrics, tourism, marketing, business newsletters and press releases, articles/interviews (arts-related)
Comprehensive editing (all of the above)...
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