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).

Literary Translation 

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.

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

I am keen reader and enjoy books in German, Spanish and English (both in translation and written in English). 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.

I was invited to contribute to the Lantana Publishing blog, relaunched to celebrate their fifth birthday. You can read my thoughts on the importance of translated and world books for children here.

Commercial Specialisms

With a background in export and soft furnishings, these form the backbone of my specialisation within commercial translation. Five years working for Romo Fabrics and previously at weaving mill Bowmer Bond Narrow Fabrics has given me a knowledge of textiles and their applications, particularly in a soft furnishings setting.

From my time working in Spain, I also hold a City & Guilds National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) Level 3 in Travel Services. I particularly enjoy translating PR texts, such as press releases and company presentations. I have also translated journalistic articles for environmental NGO Mongabay LatAm. An example of these articles can be found here.

Qualifications:

  • MA in Translation Studies with Distinction from the University of Bristol (to be awarded January 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

Coordinator of the East Midlands Regional Group of the ITI

Associate Member of the Society of Authors

Publications: 

My World Kid lit Review
in the Bulletin

Baby Steps: parenting with a career in languages – ITI Bulletin(March/April 2018)

A review of translated children’s fiction – ITI Bulletin (Nov/Dec 2018)

Interview with award-winning translator Ellen Worrell – ITI student journal, IgnITIon.

Testimonials

“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

“Queremos compartir, con todos, nuestro agradecimiento a Claire Storey una de nuestras generosas traductoras del Reino Unido, que ha contribuido solidariamente con una excelente traducción al inglés de uno de nuestros libros y numerosos artículos” (We want to share with everyone our thanks to Claire Storey, one of our generous translators from the UK, who has contributed to our cause by means of an excellent translation of one our books and several articles) Esteban Rojas Nieto, La atención al presente

To contact me, please follow this link here.