Meet Joy Bean, Editorial Director at Arctis Books USA for an Interview and Q&A

Nov 10, 2023

Online event

This webinar promises to be an informative and engaging session for those interested in the field of translation! Editorial Director at Arctis Books USA, Joy Bean will share insights into the world of translation, the role of translators, and tips on how to embark on a career in translation.

Meet Joy Bean, Editorial Director at Arctis Books USA for an Interview and a Q&A

Joy Bean will:


·  Give a comprehensive understanding of her role, introducing international voices to American readers.

·  Shed light on the responsibilities, the collaborative process between her and translators (and author), challenges, and opportunities that come with her role.

·  Share tips on how to get started as a translator.


The event will include a one-hour interview, followed by a half hour interactive Q&A session, an excellent opportunity for attendees to ask specific questions, seek clarification on topics, and engage in a dialogue with Joy.


Translators, both experienced and aspiring, can benefit from this webinar!

Joy will be open to receive translators’ profiles after the event for those who attended.


Date: November 10th 2023

Time: 7:30-9:00 PM Amsterdam time

7:30-8:30 PM: interview

8:30-9:00 PM: Q&A

Location: Zoom

Price: FREE for Premium members, $10 registered users

Joy Bean has worked in the publishing industry for more than 25 years and has seen the book world from many perspectives. She’s worked as a bookseller, at both a chain store as well as an independent children’s bookstore; as a journalist writing about the children’s book industry for Publishers Weekly magazine; and as a children’s book editor at both big and small houses (from Random House to Arctis Books USA). During her editorial career, she has worked on a wide range of children’s books—everything from mass market books featuring licensed characters, nonfiction books aimed at the school and library market, to trade books (picture books, chapter books, & middle grade and YA novels). She is extremely happy to now be working on books in translation, bringing voices from around the world to readers in the U.S. In her spare time, you can usually find her reading, or looking for titles to add to her Books to Read list.