Clarity, elegance, insight, artistry
"I am overwhelmed by the professional approach of this freelancer. She was the best choice I could have made, sincerely: Thank you."
"The translation was just as I had hoped for and delivered well within time. Communications were excellent and prompt, all in all I would happily contract Doreen for such an assignment again."
"Excellent editing skills. Deep understanding of the process. Very supportive. Highly recommended."
"Great writer who provided great work. I would definitely recommend to anyone!"
First, thank you to all my clients, past and present, for being such lovely people and allowing me the privilege of working on your projects. So many of them have been truly creative - little gems brought into being through much love and work.
Knowing this, I try to be there in the deepest way possible for those I serve. Aside from my considerable skill with language, I bring my whole being and background to the project: my artistry, poetry, musicality, insight, humanity, and love. Whatever your subject, I will listen to its heartbeat and try to bring it out to the best of my ability.
I specialize in projects with a positive thrust, whether that means creating beauty, alleviating suffering, expanding opportunities, or bringing joy and healing in some other way. I am especially interested in spirituality and metaphysics, but I'm always open to other ideas, so please feel free to get in touch to discuss your idea.
Native US-English translator, editor, and writer with an international background and outstanding English-language skills. Near-native fluency in German from nine years in Germany and Austria, recent half-German ancestry, and formal language study. I have also studied French, Spanish, and Italian, most of which I used on a regular basis for many years while studying opera. My upbringing took me to four continents and five countries, but I've also lived in different parts of the US for a number of years.
SERVICES AND EXPERIENCE
Translation from the ff. source languages into English: German, French, Spanish, and Italian
Subjects covered so far - Metaphysics / life after death, spirituality, children's literature (fairy tale), self-help, religious history/architecture/archaeology, Christian philosophy, classical song and operatic lyrics, tourism, marketing, business, art, personal letters
Forms - Short story, novella, web content, newsletters and press releases, articles/interviews (art-related), personal letters (handwritten and typed)
Ability to read Gothic (Fraktur) script; familiarity with older styles
Developmental (content/structural) editing
Substantive (line) editing
Comprehensive editing (all of the above)
Streamlining to reduce word or character count
Help with book design
Subjects covered so far - Spirituality, metaphysics and multidimensionality, self-help, relationships, memoir, poetry, personal narrative, sound healing
Forms - Full-length books (non-fiction and memoir), novella, articles, essays, poetry collection
Styles - Mostly familiar with Chicago but have also worked with others style guides
Access to a full range of styles and voices
Experience - Mainly summaries; also blogs, articles, press release writing, back cover material, glossary writing
Subjects previously covered - Success, classic literature, poetry, personal development, business, psychology, wealth building, sound healing
Strong familiarity with the following subjects:
* Classical music and voice (degrees in voice and opera performance)
* Self-help (personal development) literature
* Inner teachings
* World scriptures
* Sacred sites
* Spiritual healing
* Mysticism and alchemy
* Alternative healing
* Alternative approaches to standard problems
* Powers of the mind, spirit
* Arts (esp. sacred)
Prefer fixed-rate to hourly jobs.
Please note that the hourly rate varies depending on the nature of the project and service.