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Fiction, Non-Fiction, UK English, US English
Experienced translator of literary and genre fiction, narrative non-fiction, and creative commercial writing
• Native speaker of English, born and educated in the UK, lived in Canada 2007–17 • Translator in full-time private practice since 1996, working mainly from Swedish and Norwegian to English, and occasionally from Danish, Dutch and German to English • Member, Chartered Institute of Linguists • Passed the American Translators Association (ATA) certification exam, Swedish to English, 2014 • Passed the Canadian (CTTIC) translator certification exam, Norwegian and Swedish to English, 2007 • Postgraduate Diploma in Translation, University of Surrey, 1996 • General Degree of Master of Arts, University of Edinburgh, 1990 Published translations Literary fiction • Hjalmar Söderberg: Martin Birck's Youth [Martin Bircks ungdom] Norvik Press, Norwich, 2004. ISBN 9781870041577 Genre fiction – erotica • Malva B: Desire—erotic short stories [Begär—oanständiga berättelser] Saga Egmont Lust, Copenhagen, 2019. ISBN 9788726267891 • Several Kindle e-books from Swedish and German Non-fiction • Various sex education materials for RFSU, the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education Full-length book samples Literary fiction • Maria Bouroncle: It Came to Me on a Whim [Det kom för mig i en hast] Translation commissioned 2020 by the author, who is currently marketing the English rights. Narrative non-fiction • Anders Björklund: The G’psgolox Totem Pole. On the Art of Exchanging Gifts [Hövdingens totempåle. Om konsten att utbyta gåvor] Translation commissioned 2019 by the Royal BC Museum, Victoria, BC, Canada. Publication cancelled for reasons unconnected with the translation. The English rights have reverted to the author. More info at www.albascan.com and www.wickedtranslations.com