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About Sarah Swift

Sarah Swift pro­duces lucid and accu­rate trans­la­tions from Ger­man into Eng­lish of aca­d­e­m­ic research in the social sci­ences and the human­i­ties as well as trans­la­tions from the crossover area between this research and its prac­ti­cal appli­ca­tion and dis­sem­i­na­tion in con­texts such as the edu­ca­tion sec­tor, pol­i­cy advice and com­mu­ni­ca­tion in muse­ums.


  • Sarah Swift

    Sarah Swift


    Sarah Swift is a full-time free­lance trans­la­tor who grew up on the west coast of Ire­land. Eng­lish is her first lan­guage, and she is a grad­u­ate of NUI Gal­way, where she stud­ied Ger­man. She has taught Eng­lish and Ger­man at school and uni­ver­si­ty lev­el in Ire­land and in Ger­many and now works as a trans­la­tor with par­tic­u­lar inter­ests in edu­ca­tion and research in Bam­berg, Ger­many. @stazinaeri

    When I first became self-employed, I thought work­ing for myself would mean using my own ini­tia­tive to solve every prob­lem. Noth­ing could be fur­ther from the truth – five years in, I’m sur­round­ed by a strong net­work of trans­la­tor col­leagues and peo­ple work­ing in relat­ed fields. I enjoy being able to help col­leagues out and know­ing I can count on their sup­port when I need a sound­ing board or hit a tech­ni­cal glitch. I blog and tweet togeth­er with local trans­la­tor col­leagues in Upper Fran­co­nia at Dol­metsch­er und Über­set­zer in Ober­franken.

Bamberg (looking from the gardening quarter towards the Old Town)

Bam­berg is famous for its beer brew­ing, wine-grow­ing and mar­ket gar­den­ing tra­di­tions, but also boasts fine libraries which can be a translator’s life­saver at times.