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Anyone have experience or thoughts about translating your own work or writing in your second language? I've translated some of my work into French mainly because my daughter goes to a French school & I wanted to share my work with her class. For short poems I've been able to translate to a comparable level of French (I think). But for my picture book (much longer & in rhyme) it was much more difficult & I ended up with much simpler language which her teachers said still worked very well for the story.

Of course sharing my about-to-be-published work has led her teachers/librarian to ask if a French translation might be published. I believe my publisher purchased rights to publish in French & English but I only see one translated book (for adults) in their catalogue. Have any of you specifically asked your publisher about translation possibilities?
#1 - February 02, 2019, 05:49 AM
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I have not, but I've thought about it. My advice is to drop your editor/publisher an email and just ask them what their thoughts are. I have open relationships with all the people I work with and am free to ask/discuss things, so this is what I would do.   :)
#2 - February 02, 2019, 09:45 AM
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It never hurts to ask the question.
#3 - February 02, 2019, 06:32 PM
Website: http://www.debbievilardi.com/
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You're probably right :)
#4 - February 03, 2019, 05:56 AM
https://marlalesage.com/
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