Marybeth Timmermann

Marybeth Timmermann – Translator

ATA-certified French to English translator specializing in literature, academic writing, and copyediting/proofreading.

Overview

I've been an ATA-certified French to English translator for 25 years. I specialize in translating, copyediting, and proofreading academic writing for scholarly publication, particularly in the fields of philosophy, women’s rights, history, and literary nonfiction. I'm also a literary translator with experience translating science-fiction and historical fiction.

I have worked with scholars from across the country and world as a longtime contributing editor and translator to the Beauvoir Series (a multivolume collection of the writings of Simone de Beauvoir, published by the University of Illinois Press). I have also translated a six-book historical fiction series by French author Gabrielle Dubois and two books of science fiction by Mauritanian author Moussa Ould Ebnou.

I am organized, detail-oriented, prompt, and professional. I look forward to collaborating with authors and researchers to bring their French-language books and scholarly research to an English-speaking audience!
Services
Non-Fiction
Education & Reference Philosophy Sociology
Fiction
Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Science Fiction Short Story Women's Fiction
Languages
French to English
Awards
  • My translation of Moussa Ould Ebnou's book Barzakh: The Land In-Between made Brittle Paper's list of 100 Notable African Books of 2022
Certifications
  • ATA certified French to English translator

Work experience

Self-employed

Jun, 1997 — Present

Portfolio

Translation Assessment
Honeymoon on the Moon

Ould Ebnou, Moussa

Book Translation
Book Translation
ELFIE: Season 6

Dubois, Gabrielle

Book Translation
ELFIE: Season 5

Dubois, Gabrielle

Book Translation
ELFIE: Season 4

Dubois, Gabrielle

Book Translation
ELFIE: Season 3

Dubois, Gabrielle

Book Translation
ELFIE: Season 2

Dubois, Gabrielle

Book Translation
Translation Assessment
Translation Assessment
ELFIE: Season 1

Dubois, Gabrielle

Book Translation
Book Translation

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Myra M.

Myra M.

Mar, 2023

Love Marybeth's work! The translation is smooth and fluid, capturing the original tone and intent of the author's words. Marybeth has done an outstanding job. Highly recommended!
Marybeth T.
Thanks Myra! It was a pleasure working with you on this very interesting project!

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