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French to English translations of non-fiction books

I work with French and US-based publishing houses and self-published authors, combining a writer’s touch with a linguist’s commitment to finding just the right word. My translation of Erhard Loretan and Jean Ammann’s Night Naked: A Climber’s Autobiography was short-listed for the 2017 Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature.

For more information about my French to English book translation services
—non-fiction books only—
please contact me at or 303-396-4764.

Book Translation Portfolio

Below are examples of books that were translated by me. All these books are in print and available on Amazon or at your favorite book store.

Sherpa: the memoir of Ang Tharkay

Published in May, 2016 by Mountaineers Books. Sherpa: the memoir of Ang Tharkay, by Ang Tharkay and Basil P. Norton, stands as one of the only books from the golden age of Himalayan Mountaineering told in a Sherpa’s own words, recounting the story of the 1950 French expedition to Annapurna, the first to successfully summit an 8,000-meter peak.

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Night Naked: a climber's autobiography

Night Naked: a climber’s autobiography

Night Naked is the life story of Swiss mountaineer Erhard Loretan (co-written with journalist Jean Ammann). The third person to summit all 14 of the world’s 8,000-meter peaks, Loretan was an influential climber who wrote with humor and candor about his life in the mountains.

Night Naked was shortlisted for the 2017 Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature. The Boardman Tasker Award selection committee noted, “This first account of Erhard Loretan’s achievements in English is well paced and literary, characterised by a wide, lively, thoughtful choice of vocabulary, interesting figurative language and self-deprecating, ironic humour.”

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Dictionary of North American Indians

Written by Gilbert Legay, this is an A to Z short-entry dictionary of the customs, culture, and history of North American Indians.

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Tree Wisdom Book

Tree Wisdom: A year of healing among the trees

Published in December, 2019 by Hay House UK. Tree Wisdom: A year of healing among the trees, by Vincent Karche, mirrors the cyclical nature of the seasons to help us reconnect to our natural rhythm, find inner peace, and activate physical and emotional healing.

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