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literary management"Story Merchant" Dr. Ken Atchity has spent his lifetime helping writers get started with and improve their careers. For nearly twenty years as a professor of literature and teacher of creative writing at Occidental College and UCLA - then since 1995, through through Writer's Lifeline and as a literary manager with AEI Online Dr. Atchity has helped literally hundreds of writers find a market for their work by bringing their craft and technique to the level of their ambition and vision. More

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Whether you need to translate a corporate brochure or a novel, a business book or a report, a letter or a news article, let The Writer's Lifeline team of professional translators will do it for you.

Each job is blind-checked by a second translator to ensure accuracy and appropriateness of tone and connotation. We have done translations to and from English for - Cantonese, Danish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog.

Just a few years ago, most writers' books stayed where they were first published. Only the superstar writers working on their umpteenth bestseller had to think about how their work would be translated into other languages.

But something happened that changed all that--and if you’re reading this page, you are part of it! The internet has made us into a global village. Geography has taken a back seat to things we all share, like reading a good book, or seeing a good movie. Someone in California reads your book, and raves about it to a pal in Italy, who buys it, reads it, loves it, talks it up, a few more people in Italy read it, and next thing you know, your agent or publisher starts getting emails and letters: Where can I buy the Italian version?

When that happens, Writer's Lifeline is prepared to help. Our professional polyglots are ready to translate your work into the world's most popular languages. They know all the translation sand traps and pitfalls, and the nuances and cultural ambience of vocabulary in the language you used, and the target language as well. They will not hesitate to consult with you if the need arises.

You are, after all, the ultimate authority on what you meant on page 473, if that little turn of phrase was deliberately ambiguous, or not. Our translators will make sure that all your readers, from Alabama to Zimbabwe read the book YOU wrote - not just the translator's artistic impression of it.

And yes, they will help you answer that effusive fan letter in something you think might be Japanese, but aren't really sure...


BREAKING INTO THE AMERICAN MARKET
If you're outside the U.S. and your book needs to be in idiomatic American English for publication here, email us. We'll send you an estimate and get the translation into English done for you in a timely manner.
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literary managementLarry Thompson, author of The Trial, began his legal career at age twenty-three and successfully tried seven district court cases before his twenty-fourth birthday.

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literary managementSteve Alten - After a few months' work with Writer's Lifeline, he went from being broke to having a million dollar studio deal, and a two million dollar book deal to launch his career as a New York Times bestseller.