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Skills

  • Writing
  • Poetry
  • Translation French To English
  • Translation Italian To English
  • Translation Spanish To English
  • Blogs
  • Copy Editing
  • Editing
  • English Language
  • German Translation
  • Grammar
  • Press Release Writing
  • Punctuation
  • Spelling
  • Translation German To English

Services

  • German-English Translation

    $5/hr Starting at $25

    Translation from German into seamless, expressive, idiomatic English by an experienced writer, editor, and translator. Experience: short story, novella, art, religious history/archaeology/architecture,...

    Translation German To English
  • French-English Translation

    $5/hr Starting at $25

    Translation from French into seamless, idiomatic, expressive English. Primary experience: operatic and song lyrics, short story, marketing web content

    Translation French To English
  • Editing and Proofreading

    $5/hr Starting at $25

    Developmental editing Substantive editing Copy editing Proofreading Comprehensive editing (all of the above) Manuscript evaluation Streamlining to reduce word or character count

    Copy EditingEditingEnglish LanguageGrammarPoetry
  • Writing

    $5/hr Starting at $25

    Ghost writing Blogs Summaries Articles Poetry Press release writing Subjects covered: Classic literature, poetry, healing, success, self-development, psychology, business, spiritualit

    BlogsPoetryPress Release WritingWriting
  • Italian-English Translation

    $5/hr Starting at $25

    Translation from Italian into seamless, expressive, idiomatic English Primary experience: Operatic and song literature from the 19th century and earlier; also familiar with modern italian

    Translation Italian To English
  • Spanish-English Translation

    $5/hr Starting at $25

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    Translation Spanish To English

About

Creative Translation, Editing, and Non-Fiction Writing

Language is so much more than a way of communicating. 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.

Areas of Interest and/or Expertise
* Spirituality and world religions, especially the Bible (ongoing interest for decades; includes reading of multiple world scriptures, inner teachings, 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)
* Alternative healing methods
* World cultures
* Breakthrough thinking
* 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.

Work Terms

TRANSLATION
Specializing in translation into English. 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
* 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: Arts, literature, memoir, religion and spirituality, self-help and personal development, travel and tourism, business and marketing documents, historical religious architecture and archaeology, Christian philosophy, personal letters, operatic and classical song lyrics (unpaid)

EDITING (English Only)
My general approach to editing is comprehensive and flexible, since I find that many authors need more than one level of editing. So if your manuscript is in great shape and all you need is a light proofreading, that's what you'll get. Or if you want multiple levels of editing, either simultaneously or separately, that's also no problem.

Services: Developmental editing, substantive (line) editing, copy editing, proofreading, formatting, basic book design and formatting for upload to CreateSpace/KDP Select, comprehensive editing (all of the above, incl. ghostwriting as needed)

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

WRITING (English Only)
Formats so far: Ebooks, articles, blogs, book summaries/study guides, web content

Subject experience: Poets and poetry, writing, sound healing, summaries on a variety of subjects from literature to success

Still have questions? Be happy to chat!