German and Spanish Translation Services

I am a professional freelance translator working from German and Spanish into English. In May 2019, I was awarded a Special Commendation from the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI) in the ITI Awards category Best Newcomer (Freelancing).

My first translated picture book
‘Today you can’t play’ by Pilar Serrano and Canizales

I have a passion for literary translation, with a special interest in books for children and young adults. My first translated children’s book was published in August 2019.

You can read my thoughts on the importance of translated and world books for children here on the Lantana Publishing blog.

In July 2018, I attended the British Centre for Literary Translation Summer School attending the Spanish workshop run by Anne McLean. In July 2019, I participated in the German workshop led by Katy Derbyshire at the Warwick Translates Summer School.

I love reading new books and sharing my reviews. Please take a look at my book reviews for some of my recent reads. I also contribute to the World Kid Lit Blog and the Global Lit in Libraries Initiative.

Qualifications:

  • MA in Translation Studies with Distinction from the University of Bristol (to be awarded February 2020)
  • Postgraduate Certificate with Distinction in Translation Studies from the University of Portsmouth
  • First Class BA (Hons) in German and Spanish from the University of Wales, Bangor
    • Dr. Barbara Saunderson Prize for German
    • One semester studying at the University of Innsbruck, Austria
    • One semester studying at the University of Valladolid, Spain

Professional Memberships

Publications

  • Making a difference, volunteering in schoolsThe Linguist from the Chartered Institute of Linguists (Oct/Nov 2019)
  • A review of translated children’s books – ITI Bulletin (Nov/Dec 2018)
  • Interview with award-winning translator Ellen Worrell – ITI student journal, IgnITIon
  • Baby Steps: parenting with a career in languages – ITI Bulletin (March/April 2018)

Testimonials

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.
Mirella Biagi, International Choral Bulletin

To contact me, please follow this link here.