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TRANSLATION

Quality translation is good writing. 


Translation is a precise art, and a fluid one too. More than a transposition, it is also about shifting the essence of a piece of writing – tone, voice, a spark of humour – from one language into another. 


As a writer who loves nothing more than making someone else’s ideas shine, The Second Pen (your ‘deuxième plume’) is the natural choice to translate your project into English. 


From literary fiction to web storytelling, from blog posts to articles, these quality translations promise to be as clear, as engaging and as well-written as the French originals. 

 

TRADUCTION

Bien traduire, c’est bien écrire.


La traduction est un art à la fois précis et fluide. C’est plus qu’une transposition : il s’agit de convertir l’essence d’un texte – le ton, le style, une touche d’humour – d’une langue à l’autre. 

En tant qu’écrivaine qui n’aime rien de plus que de faire briller les idées des autres, The Second Pen (votre ‘deuxième plume’) est le choix naturel pour traduire votre projet en anglais. 


D’une oeuvre littéraire au storytelling, du blog à l’article, ces traductions de qualité promettent d’être aussi claires, aussi accrocheuses et aussi belles que vos originaux français. 

 

As an experienced bilingual writer and editor offering high-quality and literary translation, my recent projects include: – art film subtitles – museum brochures – concert programme notes – magazine articles – music reviews – short stories – web copy – travel writing – blog posts – poetry.


My translation of Jacques Paturle’s autobiographical novel Le Destin allait frapper à ma porte! (Librinova, 2015) is currently seeking an agent, and I’m currently working on my second book-length translation, Claude Ber’s prose poetry collection Epître Langue Louve. My translations of a series of Claude Ber’s poems were recently featured on Asymptote.

 

RECENT PROJECTS

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NATURALIS HISTORIA, A FILM BY PAULINE JULIER (2019)

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LE DESTIN ALLAIT FRAPPER À MA PORTE, A NOVEL BY JACQUES PATURLE