I translate from French and Italian into English.
If you are interested in hiring me to translate a book or shorter work, please contact me at (510) 326-4675 or write me at jessicalevinephd “at” gmail.com
CURRENT TRANSLATION PROJECTS
Marseilles, a group of minors entrusted to an inexperienced night caretaker; his wife, who stays up every night waiting for him to come home; a six-year-old girl who grows fond of him and would do anything to stay by his side; a young social worker, who decides she needs a change and gets involved in a money-laundering scheme; and an aging Argentinian prostitute who relives an old relationship with her first boyfriend who has in the meantime become a parish priest. A love story between a man, a woman, and a child that also explores the consequences of judgment of self and others.
A memoir by Dr. Élie Paul Cohen, a civilian emergency physician recruited to serve as an army doctor in Afghanistan. A pacifist in his youth, Élie had once refused conscription and military service in France. But decades later, a surreal sequence of events involving the Israeli, British and French intelligence services led him to join the French Military. Deployed in Afghanistan as a liaison emergency doctor in Camp Bastion, the largest British Military base since World War II, Élie’s mission was to study Damage Control Resuscitation, a new treatment for polytraumatized soldiers, developed by British medics in Afghanistan, so that he might share it with the French Military Health Service. A story of war and medicine that turns into a tale of personal transformation.
Denise and Jean-Pierre Le Dantec, Reading the French Garden, MIT Press, 1990. (From the French Le Roman des Jardins de France, Plon).
Manfredo Tafuri, The History of Italian Architecture 1944 – 1985, MIT Press, 1989. (From the Italian Storia dell’ Architettura Italiana, Einaudi).
Manfredo Tafuri, Venice and the Renaissance, MIT Press, 1989. (From the Italian Venezia e il Rinascimento, Einaudi).
I have also done ghost translations of books on subjects as varied as dance, jazz, and Renaissance diplomacy, as well as a study of Roland Barthes.
“My Body is a City in Ruins,” by Margherita Guidacci, Asheville Poetry Review, Vol. 20, No. 1, issue 23, 2013.
“The Sages Are Always Right,” by Margherita Guidacci, Spoon River Poetry Review, Vol. 36, No. 1, Winter/Spring 2011.
“Breathable Happiness,” by Margherita Guidacci, Poetry Northwest, Vol. VI, issue 1, Spring & Summer 2011.
Carlo Olmo, “Across the Texts,” assemblage 5 (Feb. 1988).
Giorgio Ciucci, “The Classicism of the E 42: Between Modernity and Tradition,” assemblage 8 (Feb. 1989).
Alessandra Ponte, “Building the Stair Spiral of Evolution: The Index Museum of Patrick Geddes,” assemblage 10 (Dec. 1989).
Georges Teyssot, “The Simple Day and the Light of the Lights and Shadows in the Museum,” assemblage 12 (Aug. 1990).
Tzvetan Todorov, “Concentration Camps and Their Aftermath,” representations (1995).