Translation Consultancy

B2B translation services — evaluation of books written in French | assessment and troubleshooting | French-to-English translation | sensitive copy-editing.

French-to-English (recent) — Louis Saha, Thinking Inside the Box: Reflections on Life as a Premier League Footballer (Vision Sports Publishing).

Translation consultancy (recent) — Vermilion, Random House; éditions Gallimard in Paris, read-through with author Claude Lanzmann of the English translation of his memoir The Patagonian Hare (Atlantic UK/Farrar Straus Giroux US).

Reader's Reports (recent) — Harvill Secker, Mulcahy Conway Associates, Serpent's Tail, Eland Books, PEN Translates!

Sample translations (recent) — éditions Grasset, Massot éditions, éditions Flammarion, éditions L'Iconoclaste; the Lhoist Group Corporate Art collection.

We charge the minimum rate for literary translation as recommended by The Translators' Association (Society of Authors), 84 Drayton Gardens, London SW10 9SD. It currently stands at £95 per 1,000 words for prose.

The A to Z of Literary Translation was posted in instalments on the words without borders blog in 2008. Commended by doyenne of translators, Anthea Bell — 'An excellent A to Z. It's great' — the A to Z was circulated at the masters class in translation studies which Alane Mason (W.W. Norton) and Dedi Felman (Simon & Schuster) team taught in at Columbia University in the City of New York in 2008. It remains a handy quick reference guide for the translation community … Read More

Testimonials
Editor-in-Chief, international fiction in translation, éditions Gallimard, Paris, 25 August 2011 at 2:24 — 'I will have to talk to our Minister of Culture and get a decoration for Georgia … She more than deserves it for the job she has done.'

Boyd Tonkin, Independent — 'Louis Saha is now published in English thanks to a flavourful, idiomatic translation by Georgia de Chamberet … Packed with frankness, insight and self-knowledge … The book shines with candour, modesty and intelligence.'

Thinking Inside the Box: Reflections on Life as a Premier League Footballer

louis saha

Louis Saha

With the participation of Sir Alex Ferguson, Zinedine Zidane, Thierry Henry, Patrice Evra, Carlos Tevez & others
Shortlisted as 'Football Book of the Year' in the 2012 Football Supporters' Federation Awards

JONATHAN NORTHCROFT, SUNDAY TIMES – An extraordinary memoir.
TOM COLLOMOSSE, EVENING STANDARD – Saha's work bears little resemblance to the identikit sports biography … likely to attract the attention of those inside football as well those not involved in the game.
FOUR FOUR TWO MAGAZINE 5* – A hit across the Channel, it's a refreshing read.
DAILY MAIL – An idiosyncratic, intriguing memoir … Saha moves seamlessly between the personal and the political.

Vision Sports Publishing | 1 May 2012 | 272 pp RRP £10.49 | 978-1907637537
Anne Carrière, Paris | 23 february 2012 | 290 pp RRP € 21 | 978-2843376719
French title: Du quartier aux étoiles: Le safari du footballeur