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Rachel Ward MA, MITI

I am a freelance translator of literary and creative texts from German and French to English and a qualified member of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI) and the Translators' Association of the Society of Authors.

New Publication:
Zippel: The Little Keyhole Ghost by Alex Rühle, translated by Rachel Ward and illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Picked as Times Book of the Week and chosen among the Times best children's books of 2019

Zippel: The Little Keyhole Ghost
Alex Rühle, translated by Rachel Ward and illustrated by Axel Scheffler
Andersen Press


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Why work with me?

A good translator must be a good writer, and a good writer needs to read! I have a passion for books and language alike, and my translations are always readable with a sure grasp of the appropriate style for the text. Let me help you bring your words into English as beautiful as your book or website.

Whatever your language-related needs, get in touch. If I cannot help you myself, I may be able to recommend somebody who can.

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Rachel is a fine translator and absolutely reliable. We heartily recommend her for any kind of translation! - BrainStorm Sprachdienstleistungen GmbH

Rachel provided a very good and timely translation. Very professional, as always, thank you. - Aneta Mesmer, Translation Management Ltd

Excellent style, very reliable and always on time. Thanks a lot for the good work.
- Stefan Schaller, Energy Translations