Fiona Graham

Contact details

Professional profile
Editing, Translating, Book reviewing
Language pairs
Danish > English
Dutch > English
French > English
German > English
Portuguese > English
Spanish > English
Swedish > English
Areas of expertise
Literature and Philosophy
Social Sciences
Qualifications and experience
I am an editor at the European Commission, specialising in substantive editing of web content. Prior to that I worked for over two decades as an in-house translator at the Dutch Foreign Ministry, the European Parliament and the Commission, translating legislation, speeches, political reports and the like from seven languages.

I am also the freelance reviews editor at the 'Swedish Book Review', which introduces English-speaking publishers to new books published in Swedish. I review fiction and non-fiction regularly and have translated a number of books from Swedish.

My main source languages are: French, Spanish, German, Dutch and Swedish.
  • 'My European Family: The First 54,000 Years', by Karin Bojs, translated from the Swedish
  • '1947: When Now Begins', by Elisabeth Åsbrink, translated from the Swedish
  • 'The Re-Origin of Species', by Torill Kornfeldt, translated from the Swedish
  • 'The Roof', a short story in 'Quest: Stories of Journeys from Around Europe', translated from the German
  • 12 reviews of Swedish fiction and non-fiction in the 'Swedish Book Review'
  • 3 book reviews for the European Literature Network, two of which were published in the 'Riveter' magazine
Continuing professional development
MET Meetings
MET workshops
Other CPD
  • Two summer schools run by the British Centre for Literary Translation (2013, 2015)
  • One short course in literary translation run by the Arvon Foundation (2014)
  • Participation in literary translation workshops run by the Swedish-English Literary Translators' Association, the London Review Bookshop and the Dutch Foundation for Literature
  • Runner-up (second) in the non-fiction translation competition run by the New York German Book Office in 2015-16
  • Selected to participate in the 'New Books in German' Emerging Translators Programme, 2018

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