I am a freelance literary translator working from Danish and Norwegian. Contact me regarding translations, samples and reader’s reports.
With London as my base, drama plays an important role in my translation work. My first published work, The Contract Killer, had its UK premiere in 2011 and was later performed at the book launch with the author, Benny Andersen, also present. Close collaboration with an international theatre company in London has resulted in the translation of two more Danish plays, as well as a literal translation and adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House,which was performed in November 2012 in London’s West End.
After graduating from University College London in 2008 with a BA in Scandinavian Studies and a distinction in Danish, continuing to work with the Danish language seemed an obvious choice. At UCL, I studied Scandinavian literature and translation, Danish language and literature and Old Norse language and mythology. A year abroad spent in Copenhagen allowed me to master different aspects of the Danish language by studying at the University of Copenhagen, taking evening lessons at Studieskolen, working in a Danish bar and playing handball with a group of Danish university students. Each of these activities contributed to a thorough understanding of Danish, culminating in my completion of Studieprøven, the Danish Higher Education Examination. I have also been teaching Danish at several universities and colleges, as well as taking on private students. With the support of NORLA, I have been working on expanding my knowledge of Norwegian literature and culture.
Although I work freelance, I have reaped the benefits of close cooperation with UCL, the Danish Embassy in London, the Danish Arts Council, and the British Centre for Literary Translation. NORLA and the Royal Norwegian Embassy in London have also been supportive of my translation of Norwegian drama and literature. In 2013, I worked with Barbara Haveland as part of BCLT’s Mentoring Programme.
I am a member of the Translators Association.