Rachel Ward

Rachel Ward – Translator

Freelance translator of literary and creative texts from German and French to English, MITI, MA in Literary Translation

Overview

I am a freelance translator of literary and creative texts from German and French to English and a member of the Translators' Association of the Society of Authors.

Having always been an avid reader and enjoyed word games and puzzles, I discovered a flair for languages at school and went on to study Modern Languages at the University of East Anglia. I spent my third year working as a language assistant at two grammar schools in Saarbrücken, Germany. During my final year, I realised that I wanted to put these skills and passions to use professionally and applied for UEA's MA in Literary Translation. Since then, I have been working in and near Norwich, UK, as a freelance translator of literary and creative writing from German and French to English.

To get your message across, you need a little flair and a grasp of style that matches your words. I offer literary and creative translations from German and French to English. I have worked on translations for everyone from self-published to indie publishers, through to large publishing houses, specialising mainly in children's and crime fiction. I love word play and books that make me smile, and I would love to help bring more uplifting reads into the world in English.
Services
Fiction
Children's Contemporary Fiction Fantasy Mystery & Crime Women's Fiction Young Adult
Non-Fiction
Humanities & Social Sciences Travel
Languages
French to English German to English
Certifications
  • MITI
  • MA in Literary Translation

Work experience

Self-employed

Jul, 2003 — Present

I have been working as a freelance translator of literary and creative texts from German and French to English since graduating from the MA in Literary Translation at UEA in 2003. I am a qualified member of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI) and the Translators' Association of the Society of Authors.

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