Julia Schwenk

Julia Schwenk - Translator

Munich, Germany

Translator English/German (>40 books), specialising in romance and urban fantasy. Respect for the book is the key for a good translation.

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I'm a freelancing translator (German-English) specialising in romance novels since 2015. Up to date I've translated more than 40 novels, novellas and short stories. My main preference - both as translator and reader - is contemporary and historical (middle ages to regency) romance, but also paramormal romance, urban fantasy and chick lit. Erotic content is no problem for me.

In 2017 I started translating as a regular freelancer for National Geographic online, which includes articles and foto galeries on various topics like nature, physics, general science and history. I've also worked on big online campains (e.g. Nespresso, Bayer) and a lot of travel campains (e.g. New Zealand, Slowenia, Scotland).

Respect for the author's work, story and style of writing is the most important ingredient for the best translation possible, My goal as a translator is to give your book and its characters their very own German voice, to get the essence of romance straight to the reader: emotions.
I offer fully edited translations as well as working with your prefered German editors and/or proofreaders. Tight time frames are no problem, even 6-8 weeks per novel is possible (depending on the length and challenge it provides).
I always take my time for an extended briefing on my client's wishes and their preferences regarding voices and overall tenor of the story.
Let's get started on your book that will conquer the German market next!
Book Translation
English to German
Action & Adventure
Chick Lit
Contemporary Romance
Cozy Mysteries
Historical Romance
Science Fiction
Urban Fantasy

Work experience

Freelancing translator

April, 2015 – Present (over 7 years)

Fiction and non-fiction translations

Freelancing translator

National Geographic/Story Studio
September, 2017 – Present (about 5 years)

Freelancing translator for National Geographic online stories, articles, galleries, etc.

Portfolio (22 selected works)

Theos Wahl: Liebe auf Clecania: Buch 1 (German Edition)

Aveline, Victoria, Kersten, Stefanie

Wild Man (Dream Man 2) (German Edition)

Ashley, Kristen, Kersten, Stefanie

Drei Herzen, eine Liebe (German Edition)

Walker, N.R., Weisenfels, Kathrin

A Strong Hand (German Edition)

Ford, Catt, Weisenfels, Kathrin

Der Ehre verpflichtet (Regelence 2) (German Edition)

Langley, J.L., Weisenfels, Kathrin

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