I am a highly experienced professional translator, copyeditor, proofreader, researcher and content writer with excellent communication and time-management skills. I work very precisely and pay attention to detail.
I work with a large variety of formats including full-length books, blog posts, journal articles, websites, MA and PhD theses, grant applications, etc. I have experience working with prominent US publishing houses including Routledge, CUP (Columbia University Press), University of California Press and more. I completed my MA in Translation Studies at the University of Innsbruck (Austria) and Dublin City University (Ireland).
- June 2018-present: Translator, researcher, copyeditor, proofreader, at the Institute for American Studies, Innsbruck University
- 2015-present: Freelance translator, copyeditor, line editor, developmental editor, proofreader, content writer (see portfolio and bibliography for examples of completed jobs)
- 2013-2014: Blog and content writer for Kiddie-Ma-Jigs (see portfolio for blog writing samples)
- Fluent in English (mother tongue), German (fluent), Afrikaans (fluent) and Dutch (fluent receptive); basic French and Spanish; learning Mandarin.
List of Publications
(this list contains my published, full-length books only. See Upwork Portfolio and past Upwork jobs for examples of other projects)
Almiria Wilhelm, translator, editor. "Magic Innovation Leadership" by Kristin Reinbach. Amazon, 2023.
- Almiria Wilhelm, translator. “Miraculous and Remarkable Events of Twelve Years of Slavery” by Maria ter Meetelen. In "Barbary Captives." Publisher: Columbia University Press, 2022.
- Almiria Wilhelm, translator. “Short Story of My Unfortunate Journey” by Emanuel de Aranda. In "Barbary Captives." Publisher: Columbia University Press, 2022.
- Almiria Wilhelm and Robert Spindler, translators. “Account of the Travels of Mister Balthasar Sturmer” by Balthasar Sturmer. In "Barbary Captives." Publisher: Columbia University Press, 2022.
- Almiria Wilhelm and Robert Spindler, translators. “Mozart, Islam, and the Hangman of Salzburg" by Kurt Palm. In "Mediterranean Slavery and World Literature." Publisher: Routledge, 2019.
Published non-fiction (copyeditor, researcher, proofreader)
- "Fix Yourself: LIVE the Happy Path by Using 9 Eustress Exercises to Transform, Change Habits, and Find Balance" by Julian Casper. Amazon, 2023 (Live on Amazon - link in portfolio).
- "Magic Innovation Leadership" by Kristin Reinbach. Amazon, 2023.
- "Non-Duality: What the World Needs Right Now" by Rodger R. Ricketts, Psy.D. Amazon, 2023.
- "Piracy and Slavery in the Early Modern Mediterranean: A Sourcebook of Arabic and Ottoman Texts." Publisher: University of California Press (forthcoming 2024).
- "Barbary Captives: An Anthology of Early Modern Slave Memoirs by Europeans in North Africa." Publisher: Columbia University Press, 2022. Link in portfolio.
- "Piracy and Captivity in the Mediterranean: 1550-1810." Publisher: Routledge, 2019. Link in portfolio.
- "Mediterranean Slavery and World Literature: Captivity Genres from Cervantes to Rousseau." Publisher: Routledge, 2020. Link in portfolio.
- "Präsentieren auf Englisch" (Presenting in English). Publisher: Redline, 2019
- "An Introduction to Literary Studies" (4th edition). Publisher: Routledge, 2023 (forthcoming).
- "Verschleppt, Verkauft, Versklavt: Deutschsprachige Sklavenberichte aus Nordafrika (1550-1800)." Publisher: Böhlau, 2019.
- Developmental editor, line editor for "Fairy Tale in B Flat: Anamnesis of Berlin WWII" by Lui Campos. Forthcoming.
- Almiria Wilhelm (author). "The Favourite." Published online at Notes from the Writing Chair, 2013. Link in portfolio.
- Almiria Wilhelm (author). "The Wonderland Home for the Aged." Short story - winner of the Whidbey Students Award (Jan. 2013).
- Almiria Wilhelm (author). "The Arrival." Short story - winner of the Whidbey Students Award (2012).