I translate from Italian, Spanish, and French into English.
A good translator needs more than a good understanding of the source language; he or she must also be a good writer in the target language, able to convey not only the meaning, but also the voice and style of the original author. The number of times a publishing house has paid me to clean up and correct the work of someone else they paid to translate a text is evidence of that.
Also important is a familiarity with the subject matter. I bring that essential combination, especially when it comes to Christian theology and spirituality, as well as other subjects in the humanities, like biography, history, and literature.
Books I have translated include:
Italian to English
Pope Francis, Without Him We Can Do Nothing: Being a Missionary in the World Today (Novalis, 2020)
Pope Francis/Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Tribulation Letters (Orbis Books, 2020)
Luigi Gioia, Saint Benedict’s Wisdom: Monastic Spirituality and the Life of the Church (Liturgical Press, 2020)
Karol Wojtyla (Pope St. John Paul II), Teachings for an Unbelieving World: Newly Discovered Reflections on Paul’s Sermon at the Aeropagus (Ave Maria Press, 2020)
Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples (Vatican), Baptized and Sent: The Church of Christ on Mission in the World (Edizioni San Paolo, 2019)
Massimo Borghesi, The Mind of Pope Francis: Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s Intellectual Journey (Liturgical Press, 2018)
Rocco D’Ambrosio, Can Pope Francis Pull It Off? The Challenge of Church Reform (Liturgical Press, 2017)
Goffredo Boselli, The Spiritual Meaning of the Liturgy: School of Prayer, Source of Life (Liturgical Press, 2014)
Andrea Grillo, Beyond Pius V: Conflicting Interpretations of the Liturgical Reform (Liturgical Press, 2013)
Spanish to English
Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Pope Francis, Easter Homilies (Liturgical Press, 2019)
French to English
José Tolentino Mendonça, Time and Promise: A Spirituality of the Present Moment (Paulist Press, forthcoming 2021)
André Brouillette, S.J., The Place of Salvation: Teresa of Avila’s Pneumatology of Salvation (Paulist Press, forthcoming 2021)
Patrick Chauvet, At Our Lady’s Cathedral (Paulist Press, forthcoming)
Bénédite de la Roncière, An African Gospel (Paulist Press, 2020)