About

Ian Giles

I am a native British English speaker and also speak Swedish to a native standard. I have lived in Stockport, Edinburgh, and Uppsala. I am a three-time graduate of the University of Edinburgh: I hold an MA (Hons) in Scandinavian Studies, MSc in Translation Studies, and in 2018 I completed my PhD examining the impact of translated Scandinavian literature on the British literary market during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. I have been translating commercial and literary texts from Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish into English since 2010.

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Memberships

I am the Chair of SELTA (the Swedish-English Literary Translators Association). I am also a member of:

  • DELT (the Association of Danish-English Literary Translators)
  • ProZ (certified professional)
  • SFÖ (Sveriges facköversättarförening/Swedish Association of Professional Translators)
  • Translators Association (Society of Authors)