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.

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 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 has been 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 and Other Indigenous Peoples

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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Learning to Love: ourselves and each other

Learning to Love (published in July 2017 by Networking Times Press) is a personal growth and positive psychology guide to self-development. Authors Dalila and Nedra Ghariani offer inspiring and action-oriented advice on releasing your past, focusing on the present, and building a better future.

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