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Translate an 8,500 word children' story from French into British English

I am looking for a skillful translator who could translate a children's story (8,500 words) from French into British English.

I am the author of the story in question (I'm a French writer - you can check out my website at [url removed, login to view])

I am myself bilingual and work as a freelance translator. As a French native, I have no problem translating from English to French. In the case of this particular project, I want the translation to sound really authentic, and hiring a native speaker seems a better idea than translating the text myself.

Once translated, my book will be made available both on the British and the American markets.

For your offer to be considered, you will need to be well read in children's literature and familiar with the works of authors such as D.J. MacHale and Chris Archer for instance.

You should also have an inclination for suspense, Science-Fiction and supernatural stories (books and movies), as this is precisely what my series of stories is about.

Your level of French should range from good to excellent, and your English language skills (syntax, spelling and vocabulary) should be second to none. The story is really gripping in French, and should remain so in English.

The story is aimed at 10-14 year old readers, so although it's a children' s story, the general style and tone of the translation shouldn't be childish.

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ou will also need to maintain communication with me on a very regular basis, accept suggestions of revision and understand that the level of expectation will be pretty high :-)

If you struggle with any particular French idiom during your translation, no problem: you'll be able to ask me as much as you want and I'll be more than happy to clarify or explain.

I would also ask you to translate the following paragraph for me ( the first few lines of the story) and return the translation to me along with your quotes for 8,500 words:

Lines to translate please:

Écoutez bien, les copains. Que vous soyez lecteurs ou lectrices, j’ai une histoire pour vous : ​

Comment réagiriez-vous si, du jour au lendemain, votre mère vous avait complètement effacé de sa mémoire ? Si votre père vous prenait pour un assassin, votre sœur pour un fantôme ? Si, tout autour de vous, le monde s’écroulait sans crier gare et que vous ne sachiez plus vers qui vous tourner ? ​

If you are selected and things work well between you and me, there'll be another 4 longer translation jobs coming your way in due course, with no other questions asked ;-)

Thank you for reading this post. Hope you won't find me too demanding. If you think this job is for you, please apply.

Jeremie

Skills: English (UK), French, Translation

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( 1 review ) REDHILL, United Kingdom

Project ID: #7270690

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BRD11

Hi Jeremie, We are a team of native linguists and professionals. We can start immediately and can deliver 100% quality work. Regards BRD

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diaahere

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pohema1987

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