Foreign Language Initiative
The foreign language initiative of Carousel Productions seeks to secure translators of its imprints published under the banner of Carousel Books and Forum Books. Carousel is especially interested in securing translators for the Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish languages.
In order to translate our fiction imprints, you must be able to provide proof of proficiency in both English and the foreign language. For Forum Books titles, you must also hold a graduate degree in architecture, urban design, or planning. Carousel Productions assists translators with technical preparation of translations on their behalf. All you have to do is coordinate with the authors to effectively translate the text from English into your preferred language. Carousel Productions and authors retain copyright to their creative work but we can offer a more generous royalty share to translators than found elsewhere in the traditional and independent publishing world.
Carousel is looking to secure reliable foreign language translators who can be called upon again and again to translate more titles in the future, as they become available. If you are interested in becoming a translator of our imprints, then email a query letter specifying the language(s) and title(s) you are interested in translating to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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