Audrey Kowalevicz

Translator

I was born and raised in the Northeast of France, and moved to the beautiful region of Wallonia, Belgium, with my family when I was 15. When I started learning English at 11, I knew at once I wanted to become a translator. I studied Multicultural Translation in high school and college, learning several languages, such as Spanish, Polish, and German. I graduated in 2011 and started working as a freelancer for translation agencies mainly in Belgium. I also got the contract for translating a monthly fashion magazine from French into English.

While in college, I got the opportunity to study in Portmouth, England. I followed English studies for one year. That experience made me want to travel! Since then I have visited lots of countries within Europe – Spain and UK are my favorites. Next step: visit the USA, and experience its multicultural environment. It was during my last year of college that I translated my first book, a smart guide about ecology, or how to become an eco-shopper. I therefore realized I wanted to translate books, novels, and short stories… and Evolved Publishing gave me a chance.

What do I do when I don’t translate or travel? I read! I read all the time, in French, in English, in Spanish. I love the smell and texture of paper, and I have so many books that I don’t even have a place to store them anymore. I also spend a lot of time training and walking my four cocker spaniels.

If you want to get in touch with me, do not hesitate to contact me through the contact tab above. Looking forward to hearing from you!

Translations

Translated to French by Audrey Kowalevicz:

Pardonne-Moi, AlexSur la Piste du Sinatra

Up Next

Coming Soon: White Chalk by Pavarti K. Tyler, in French.

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Ana Popielnicki

Translations Manager

I was born and raised in the Dominican Republic, land of beautiful beaches, sugar cane and coffee, rum and baseball—all of which I love. My lifetime relationship with books began at around age 4 (True! I did already know how to read by then!), and with other languages at around the age of 6, when I started learning English.

I have a degree in Clinical Psychology from the DR, and have worked not only in the clinical setting, but also in academia (as administrator and professor), basketball (yes, I proudly worked beside my father for the Dominican Federation of Basketball), professional organizing, restaurant owner/manager… and did I mention I’m certified in Applied Feng Shui? My most important role, however, has been “Mom.” That, as I’m sure all mothers know, covers every other possible occupation and job left besides the above.

For the past 11 years, I’ve worked in the translation and localization industry, coordinating multi-language projects for pharmaceutical/life sciences companies. My division is in charge of translating and culturally adapting patient questionnaires for use in clinical trials, via a rigorous process called Linguistic Validation. This role gives me much exposure to international business, and to extremely enriching and culturally diverse relationships around the world.

I came to the U.S. in 1997, to South Florida, moved to North Central Connecticut in 2001, and am finally back by the ocean since 2010, when we moved to beautiful Cape Cod, Mass. We live within walking distance of a gorgeous marina, and spend our days cooking, eating, and watching our New England teams—this household is all about food, the Red Sox, the Pats, Celtics, and books. Well, and of course, ice-cold Harpoon or Sierra Nevada to go with the food.

It’s a thrill to be part of Evolved Publishing’s journey to other cultures and countries, and I hope to help bring all these amazing authors’ voices to readers around the world, in their own language! What can be cooler than that?

I would love to hear from readers around the world, so do hook up with me through my various social media links, which you can find on the “Contact” tab above.

Books Translated

Translated to Spanish by Ana Popielnicki:

Benito Celebra la Noche de BrujasParadojaPerdóname, AlexValentina y la Mansión Encantada

Up Next

Watch for 4 more books in the Bird Brain Books series of children’s picture books by Emlyn Chand (Translated to Spanish N.A.):
#1 – Honey the Hero
#2 – Davey the Detective
#3 – Poppy the Proud
#5 – Courtney Saves Christmas

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