Rachel Ward

Rachel Ward - Translator

Wymondham, Norfolk

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

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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
Book Translation
Translation Assessment
Languages
French to English
German to English
Fiction
Children's
Contemporary Fiction
Fantasy
Mystery & Crime
Women's Fiction
Young Adult
Non-Fiction
Humanities & Social Sciences
Travel

Certifications

  • MITI
  • MA in Literary Translation

Work experience

Translator

Self-employed
July, 2003 – Present (almost 18 years)

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.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Blue Night (Chastity Riley Book 1)

Buchholz, Simone, Ward, Rachel

Beton Rouge (2) (Chastity Riley)

Buchholz, Simone, Ward, Rachel

Mexico Street (3) (Chastity Riley)

Buchholz, Simone, Ward, Rachel

The Train Mouse

Timm, Uwe

Red Rage

Blobel, Brigitte, Ward, Rachel

Traitor

Pausewang, Gudrun, Ward, Rachel

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