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James Thomas

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I offer well-prepared, accurate and stylish translations from French into English for both short- and long-term projects for the European market and longer-term projects for non-European markets.

French, alongside Catalan, was the major language of my MA training in literary translation and formed an important component of my BA in English and Related Literature (York). For the MA in Exeter, I was privileged to study with Professor Martin Sorrell, renowned translator of Rimbaud, Verlaine, Lorca and several contemporary French women poets. Numerous complementary texts included in my anthology Grains of Gold (2015) were translated from French, while my work from Occitan often involves careful comparison with French versions or translations of the same text. My translations from French also cover wine, aviation history, literary reviews and EU newsletters and I have translated website content for the Centre interrégional de développement de l’occitan (CIRDOC). I am currently working with Belgian author Jean-Pierre Orban on a translation of his novel Vera (Gallimard), winner of the 2015 Prix du livre européen.

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