Introducing the mentees for SELTA’s CPD Programme

Meet the mentees in SELTA’s 2024 Mentorship and CPD Programme.

We are pleased to introduce the mentees for SELTA’s 2024 Mentorship and CPD Programme. Part of SELTA’s commitment to the future development of the Swedish-English literary translation sphere, this programme presents a valuable opportunity for translators at different stages of their career – be that early to mid-career or undergraduate – to hone their craft while gaining new professional skills and insight.

SELTA Chair Ian Giles notes: ‘Demand for the mentorship programme far exceeded both our expectations and resources, and unfortunately, we were unable to accommodate all deserving applicants. The selection committee was struck by the passion and curiosity for literary translation exhibited by the gathered field of applicants, and it is most reassuring that there are so many skilled translators focused on sharing Swedish literature with the anglosphere. I’m delighted with the five mentees we have selected and have every confidence that they will make the most of this opportunity.’

The mentee and mentor pairs are as follows:

Corinne Platten with BJ Woodstein

Corinne has been working as a freelance translator for literary and political magazines for the past few years and now wishes to pursue a literary translation career.

Eva Corijn with Nicky Smalley

Eva is a highly experienced translator and editor looking to get started in literary translation.

Jane Davis with Ian Giles
Jane is a mid-career literary translator as well as proofreader, editor and writer. You can take a look at some of her publications on the SELTA website.

Jessica Cox with Saskia Vogel
Jessica is a current undergraduate student of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Edinburgh.

Tom Buckle with Annie Prime
Tom is an early career literary translator with extensive commercial editing experience. You can read Tom’s pieces for Swedish Book Review here.

Good luck to all and we look forward to seeing the results of your collaboration later in the year!

For more details about the programme, see the original announcement.

A collage image showing five profile photos of the five mentees

Top (left to right): Jane Davis; Eva Corijn; Corinne Platten.
Bottom (left to right): Tom Buckle; Jessica Cox