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Fiction, Non-Fiction, Theatre, UK English

Translator of Scandinavian suspense and non-fiction. Chair of SELTA.

I am a native British English speaker and also speak Swedish to a native standard. I have lived in Stockport, Edinburgh, and Uppsala. I am a three-time graduate of the University of Edinburgh: I hold an MA (Hons) in Scandinavian Studies, MSc in Translation Studies, and in 2018 I completed my PhD examining the impact of translated Scandinavian literature on the British literary market during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

I have been translating commercial and literary texts from Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish into English since 2010.

I have served on the SELTA management committee since 2014 and became the association's Chair in 2018.

I translate widely for foreign rights agents and am comfortable preparing a translation that can be used in international rights work. I am always adaptable to the demanding timelines required. Similarly, I am happy to work alongside English-language publishers.