Welcome to Claire Storey Languages

I am a freelance literary translator from German and Spanish into English, specialising in books for young people, as well as adult fiction.

In April 2021, I was awarded a grant from Arts Council England as part of their Developing Your Creative Practice programme to support a project focusing on Translated Literature for Children.

My latest translation is now available to buy. Me, In Between by Julya Rabinowich. This award-winning novel has been described in the Irish Times as “a book that rings with authenticity, with an engaging story… a serious contender for one the best books of this new year”. You can order it from East Midlands-based bookshops Five Leaves Bookshop in Nottingham or Bearded Badger Books in Belper.

Me, In Between (Paperback)

I really enjoy talking to children about languages and books and in 2021, I was named Outreach Champion by the Institute of Translation and Interpreting. To find out more about what I do and to arrange for me to come to your school to talk about inspiring young people with a career in languages, please follow this link.

I’ve been inspired to learn languages as I want to do more than one job and have different jobs where you need to speak different languages.

Feedback from a Year 5 pupil attending an event run by Our Future Derby

I have just read through the text and I must say I am delighted with your work. Many, many thanks – the whole thing is so imaginative and inviting; just as I had hoped – and even better.

Thomas Böcker, Merregnon Studios

Since Claire joined my team, I have been much impressed by her work. She is reliable and thorough, and it is obvious that she takes the trouble to check or query any doubtful items. She always sends in work, be it translations or editing, on time. She would be a valuable addition to any team.
German and Spanish translation and editing

Mirella Biagi, International Choral Bulletin