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Recommendations

‘A talented new literary translator has entered the scene: Andy Brown. I’m delighted with his translation of In Byron’s Footsteps, which has received a great deal of praise from my contacts in the English-speaking world. Andy has an unfailing sense of the subtle differences between near-synonyms and of the proper use of irony (two very thorny issues). What is more, his translation has a contemporary feel while conveying all the subtleties of the source text. He possesses the patience, creativity and precision that are the essential qualifications of a good translator.’

Tessa de Loo, author of ‘Een Varken in het Paleis’, published in English as ‘In Byron’s Footsteps’

‘Andy is not only an accurate and reliable translator, especially when the subject matter is quite specialised, but also very enjoyable to work with.’

Govert Schilling, author of ‘The Hunt for Planet X’, ‘The Atlas of Astronomical Discoveries’ and ‘Deep Space’

‘Working with Andy is a great pleasure. Both his professional attitude and  experience as a writer contributes to high quality work on brief that always gets delivered on time. Andy is an expert with demanding clients and working under pressure. His knowledge and experience as a writer means that he can sculpt clean simplicity from the most difficult of texts. I try to work with Andy any chance I can get!’

Sue Cowell, Atomo Design

‘In the spring of 2010 Andy turned Einstein’s refrigerator into James Watt’s copier. He was quick to comprehend the scientific material in the book. And he explained his translation choices very clearly, which was not only useful but also very educational. In short, a successful translation!’

René Schils, author of ‘Einsteins Koelkast’

‘Andy worked for IRC for about a year to help produce Source South Asia, a newsletter co-funded by UNICEF. He was quick to adapt to the required format and writing style, and always met deadlines. I would recommend Andy to anyone needing an English native-speaking editor for a news service on international development issues.’

Cor Dietvorst, Programme Officer, IRC


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