Babette Schröder

Babette Schröder – Translator

Translator English/French to German (80 books) romance/historical novel/ crime, e.g. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Always in December

Overview

I have translated more than 80 titles for well-known German publishing houses. I am the German translator of successful British Author Katherine Webb ("The Diasappearance", "The Hiding Places"), of Taylor Jenkins Reyd ("The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo") and Emily Stone ("Always in December").

I have translated several Regency Romances recently and particularly enjoy making sure that the language is appropriate to the period. As a translator I generally love to lend my voice to the author, to find the right tone to give the German readers as much joy in reading the book. I identify with the author to find the best way to transfer his or her work to German. I love language with all its subtleties and nothing makes me happier than having found the exactly right word to describe a feeling, a landscape or a character.

Services
Fiction
Contemporary Romance Historical Fiction Historical Romance Mystery & Crime Romantic Comedy Women's Fiction
Languages
English to German
Certifications
  • Magister Artium

Work experience

Self-employed

Sep, 2010 — Present

As a literary translator I worked for well known publishing houses as
Blanvalet
Diana
DTV
Goldmann
Heyne
Penguin
Piper
Ullstein

Portfolio

Babette has 5 reviews

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Jenny H.

Jenny H.

Aug, 2023

I have now worked with Babette on several projects, and I can't praise her enough. She is professional, communicates well, and a talented translator.
Jenny H.

Jenny H.

Jun, 2022

Babette has now completed three translations for me and I could not be happier. Judging by the reviews she has done an excellent job with the translations and has managed to capture my style of writing. Thank you, Babette.
Babette S.
Jenny is a very professional writer. Her books are well researched and written in an entertaining, light and period (Regency) appropriate style. It is a pleasure to translate her novels. She is als...
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Jenny H.

Jenny H.

Dec, 2021

Babette has been extremely professional, punctual and easy to work with.
Babette S.
Working with Jenny was very pleasant. She is a professional, very good writer, and she was readily available whenever I had a question and responded quickly. So, all in all, wonderful!
Dana P.

Dana P.

Feb, 2021

I was very happy with Babette's work.
Amelia A.

Amelia A.

Aug, 2020

Babette was wonderful to work with. She proofread the German translation of one of my books and worked efficiently; she had the project done ahead of time. I would love to work with her again!

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