As if it were the original…

Translating a whole book is quite fascinating, as this gives an opportunity to look in depth and with passion at the author’s work, style and words. If a book has been translated well, you won’t even notice that it’s a translation.


Selection of translated books

Books on how to be successful (books4success):

Daniel T. Drubin, Letting Go of Your Bananas: How to Become More Successful by Getting Rid of Everything Rotten in Your Life, 2006
Stuart R. Levine, The Six Fundamentals of Success: The Rules for Getting It Right for Yourself and Your Organization, 2006
Jeffrey J. Fox, How to Get to the Top: Business Lessons Learned at the Dinner Table, 2007
Des Dearlove, Business the Richard Branson Way: 10 Secrets of the World’s Greatest Brand Builder, 2007
Richard Branson, Screw It, Let’s Do It. Expanded: Lessons in Life and Business, 2007
James Borg, Persuasion: The Art of Influencing People, 2007
Stephen Key, One Simple Idea: Turn Your Dreams into a Licensing Goldmine While Letting Others Do the Work, 2011
Jo Piazza, Celebrity, Inc.: How Famous People Make Money, 2011
Douglas Miller, The Luck Habit: What the Luckiest People Think, Know and Do … and How It Can Change Your Life, 2012
Jane Hight McMurry, Navigating the Lipstick Jungle: Go from Plain Jane to Getting What You Need, Want and Deserve!, 2012
Richard Branson, Like A Virgin: Secrets They Won’t Teach You at Business School, 2013
The Virgin Way: How to Listen, Learn, Laugh and Lead, 2014


Nutrition guides and cookbooks (books4success):

Bear Grylls, Fuel for Life. Achieve Maximum Health with Amazing Dairy, Wheat and Sugar-Free Recipes and My Ultimate 8-Week Eating Plan, 2016
Yuri Elkaim, The All-Day Fat-Burning Cookbook: Turbocharge Your Metabolism with More Than 125 Fast and Delicious Fat-Burning Meals, 2016


Self-help books on love, partnership and education (Randomhouse Germany):

Terri L. Orbuch, 5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage from Good to Great by, 2009
Mark Boyle, The Moneyless Man: A Year of Freeconomic Living, 2010
John Williams, Screw Work, Let’s Play: How to Do What You Love and Get Paid for It, 2010
Matthew Kimberley, How to Get a Grip: Forget Namby-Pamby, Wishy-Washy, Self-Help Drive. This Is the Book You Need, 2011
Andrew G. Marshall, Make Love Like a Prairie Vole: Six Steps to Passionate, Plentiful and Monogamous Sex, 2012
Tracy Moore, Oops! How to Rock the Mother of All Surprises: A Positive Guide to Your Unexpected Pregnancy, 2013
Sonya Rhodes, Susan Schneider, The Alpha Woman Meets Her Match: How Today’s Strong Women Can Find Love and Happiness Without Settling, 2014
Lisa Damour, Untangled: Guiding Teenagers through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood, 2016


Books for parents and children (GoBo Kinderbücher, CH):

Caroline Young, Entertaining and Educating Babies and Toddlers, 2007
Charles Fuge & Karen Hayles, Whale Gets Stuck, 2008
Karma Wilson & Jane Chapman, Where is Home, Little Pip?, 2008
Victoria Roberts & Jenny Arthur, The Jungle Jive, 2009
Mike Berry & Kate Leake, Monkey’s Super Smoothie, 2009
Kathryn White & Corinne Bittler, Cheese Hunt, 2009
Katie Saunders, Touch and explore Little Rabbit, 2010


Travel guides (Lonely Planet series, MairDuMont, co-translator):

USA, 4th ed. 2006
New Zealand, 13th ed. 2006
India, 12th ed. 2007, South India, 4th ed. 2007
South America on a Shoestring, 10th ed. 2007

Interview with Christina Jacobs


Why do you translate books?

Books are enriching and inspiring. They let you delve further into the material rather than just scratching the surface. During the translation process, a book is like a companion that you talk to constantly, until you reach the point where everything has been said and it’s time to say good-bye and part as friends before each then goes their own way. And you retain a little bit of every book, an idea, an insight for your own life. And the good feeling of being part of something bigger.


Translation Agency
Christina Jacobs M.A. Dip. Trans. (ADÜ Nord, BDÜ)
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D-21465 Reinbek
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