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English > Italian: Translation of an unusual book about relationships
The book is a memoir-cum-meditation on male-female romantic relationships and related matters (especially my highly unusual family background), related from the standpoint of a person (me) who has a rather unusual take on the whole situation and who has done a considerable amount of reading and thinking on the subject – in addition to extensive experience.
I’m looking for an Italian translator who’s willing and able to take a creative approach to adapting the book for an Italian audience. What I’d really like to find is a translator who sees herself as a partner and collaborator in the writing process, rather than a “faithful” transcriber of someone else’s prose. In other words, I want someone who’s interested in transforming my book into one that could have been written in Italian and does not at all sound like a translation and who’s willing to make whatever changes in the source text that she deems necessary in order to produce a truly Italian book that will appeal to a wide Italian readership.
In your proposal, all you need to do is indicate, in either Italian or English, that you understand the kind of translator and translation I’m looking for, and we’ll take it from there.
I look forward to hearing from you.
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