Kate Northrop is a native US-English speaker from Connecticut who has been running her own literary translation business in Switzerland since 2014. She has translated numerous novels by bestselling German authors, mostly published by AmazonCrossing. She is also a professional lyricist, with songs on major labels (Universal Germany, etc.) Member of the American Literary Translator’s Association (ALTA).
· Translation of fiction in all genres
· Developmental editing for translations
· Song lyric and poetry translation
· Song lyric writing
Human Translation: I never use CAT (computer aided translation) tools or machine translation. This ensures a natural flow of language and thoughtful word choice.
Serving publishers and self-published authors:
I have years of experience working with professional publishing teams, and enjoy collaborating with editors to create a professional product. I am also happy to work with authors privately to translate self-published projects.
German to English Literary Translation
Custom lyrics for composers, producers and performers who require high quality lyric-writing by a songwriter with years of music-business experience and major label references.
German to English translation in a variety of disciplines.
The bestselling author of the Sea of Freedom Trilogy returns with a sweeping family saga of two women in nineteenth-century New Zealand and their epic journey to survive in a world of their own making.It’s 1837, and immigrating to a small New Zealand fishing village is an opportunity for Ida Lange’s family to build a better future. Yet for Ida, raised in a strict, religious, tight-knit German ... read more
In the opening epic novel of The Island of Sylt trilogy by bestselling author Ines Thorn, a young woman must choose between love and poverty, or thrilling adventure and tormented passion.The Island of Sylt, 1764Life in the windswept village of Rantum in the North Sea is fraught with peril and hardship. Most families must rely on arranged marriage just to survive. But free-spirited Maren Luerse... read more
In the second epic novel of The Island of Sylt trilogy by bestselling author Ines Thorn, a young woman must fight to clear her family’s name in order to claim her true love.The Island of Sylt, 1711It’s the age of whaling and beachcombing, and life is hard on Sylt—especially for women forced to get by on their own. Ever since the death of her parents, Jordis has lived with her grandmother in th... read more
Fashion blogger Zoe Schuhmacher adores her life in Berlin—until her longtime boyfriend unexpectedly dumps her for his “first love.”After the messy breakup, Zoe is determined to refocus on her career and to reinvent herself, starting with rule number one: no relationships and no romance. So when she’s offered a job in glamorous New York City, Zoe accepts at once, hoping to leave heartbreak behi... read more
When Penny Plage wakes up in the hospital, she has no idea who she is, where she is, how she got there—or even which man she loves. Does she belong with Tom, her aloof but disarmingly attractive artist ex-husband who looks great in his jeans and with whom she still shares a house and a dog? Or is she in love with George, her handsome boss in the designer suit who would do anything for her? As ... read more
After spending eight years in a state-run home for girls, Mia is finally on her own. So she hits the road, determined to see the world that was always beyond her reach. But a chance encounter turns her journey into a shared adventure.The privileged son of a successful lawyer, Levin is taking a break after grad school to travel in his parents’ vintage camper. When he sees Mia hitchhiking at a r... read more
They were a family. The young father, haunted by his own parents’ disappointment, can’t manage to complete his doctorate, nor can he imagine being able to earn a living or pursue a career. Just as he comes to terms with being a stay-at-home dad, leaving his wife to provide for the family, she hits him with a shocking surprise. As the father begins to hope for a return to the lifestyle he enjoy... read more
Madeleine Dubois is a dedicated professional dancer, but she’s constantly broke. She dances in competitions with her ex-boyfriend, but the prize money never lasts long enough to get by. Then she gets a lucky break and is able to join the cast of the successful TV dance show Celebrity Dance Hall. When she has to dance with Gavin McLeod, the lead singer of a chart-topping boyband called Downstai... read more
Katherine Walker, currently the brightest star in the Hollywood sky, hates director Ryan Lancaster. With a passion! And everyone in the movie business knows it. She'll go to any extreme to avoid working with him, but unfortunately that's exactly what she has to do! Ryan has been hired to direct a film at short notice, and Katherine already signed a binding contract to act in it long before. Of... read more
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Avid reader, bold translator and all-round stickler... but fun. Will scrub and polish any text until it dazzles. Motto: «Form is substance».
ENG to FR professional literary translator with dozens of novels translated for publishers, indie authors (fantasy, romance, suspense).