High-quality translation, editing, and writing
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Native US-English speaker with international background. Outstanding English-language skills. Near-native fluency in German from nine years total in Germany and Austria; half-German ancestry. Intelligent, creative, elegant writer, editor, and translator with a focus on excellence. Empathetic and insightful - able to draw out the atmosphere and emotion of a piece, especially in relation to its broader and deeper universal significance.
For a more exact idea of language translation skill level (German, French, Italian, Spanish into English), please see my portfolio below. Additional samples translations available upon request.
Please note: Translation services are only from the source language into English, not the other way around.
SERVICES AND EXPERIENCE
Translation into English from the following languages:
My goal as a translator is to provide natural, seamless, idiomatic translations that also transmit the feeling and atmosphere of the original. In some cases, where there are holes or inconsistencies in the original, I also consult with the author to fix those spots.
Subjects covered so far---Short story, literature, self-help, religious history/architecture/archaeology; web content, philosophy, 19th-century and earlier song and operatic literature, tourism, marketing, newsletters and press releases, articles/interviews (arts-related)
Comprehensive editing (all of the above)
Streamlining to reduce word or character count
Subjects covered so far - spirituality, metaphysics, self-help, healing, memoir, poetry, personal narrative, sound healing, articles, essays
Styles - Mostly familiar with Chicago but have also worked with others to some extent, e.g., AP, APA, Oxford
Mainly summaries; also blogs, articles, press release writing, back cover material, glossary writing
Subjects covered - Success, business, wealth-building/finance-related topics, classic literature, poetry, psychology, personal development
Strong familiarity with the following subjects:
* Classical music and voice (degrees in voice and opera performance)
* Specialty coffee and tea (15 years in the business)
* Self-help (personal development) literature
- Inner teachings
- World scripture
- Sacred sites
- Spiritual healing
- Mysticism and alchemy
- Alternative healing
- Alternative approaches to standard problems
- Powers of the mind, spirit
- Arts (esp. sacred)
- May use skype, audio clips, or simple email correspondence as communications tools
- May include vocal, musical, and/or performance tips and techniques, depending on the needs of the singer