BookBlast® Translation

French Translation services include — reader's reports (French-language books), quality assessment & troubleshooting "stuck" publishing projects, sensitive copy-editing (manuscripts), campaign & marketing materials, social media, content marketing, blogging, newsletters & press releases, websites, reviews & white papers, resumes & CVs, pitches & proposals, reports, service documents, strategy documents & presentations, training & educational resources.

Areas of expertise include — art & architecture, business, fashion, football, literature, psychotherapy.

Recent clients include — Verso, Rider, Atlantic UK, Granta Books, Vermilion, Harvill Secker, Eland Books, PEN Translates!, éditions Grasset, éditions Gallimard, éditions L'Iconoclaste, Stellar Group, Liverpool, (core website trs. into French).

Recent French-to-English translations include — The Disappearance of Josef Mengele (La disparition de Josef Mengele) by Olivier Guez (Verso Books, Nov. 2019).

A co-translation done with Natasha Lehrer, A Call For Revolution by the Dalai Lama and Sofia Stril-Rever (Rider, 2018).

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 100GBP per 1,000 words for prose.

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


Foreign rights and Acquisitions, Les Arènes/L’Iconoclaste — "Your translation work is perfect and your rates are compatible with those of other British translators. Your work is impeccable!"

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 at Columbia University in the City of New York in 2008. It is a handy quick reference guide for the translation community. More HERE

WATCH Louis Saha and Georgia de Chamberet discussing work on his memoirs, Thinking Inside the Box. Filmed May 2012 for the football-related magazine show, FIFA Futbol Mundial, produced by IMG Sports Media in conjunction with FIFA.

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

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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 UK | 272 pp RRP £10.49
Du quartier aux étoiles: Le safari du footballeur, Anne Carrière, France | 290 pp RRP €21


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