Athena Translations
Nanette McGuinness, Soprano

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...specializing in communication of all kinds...

Nanette Michèle Cooper-McGuinness
(translating, voiceovers, editing, writing: FR, IT, DE, EN > EN)

EDUCATION
  • PhD in Music: Univ. of Ca., Berkeley
  • MM in Vocal Performance: Holy Names College
  • MA in Music: Univ. of Ca., Berkeley
  • AB in Music, cum laude: Cornell Univ.
  • Goethe Institute: Ludwigsburg and Munich, Germany
  • Centre International de Formation Musicale: Nice, France
  • Writers Workshop at Chautauqua (Highlights Foundation)
ENGLISH SKILLS
  • Native speaker of U.S. English
  • Published writer: SCBWI (P.A.L. Member); California Writers Club (Member); Author's Guild (Member); PEN (Member)
EXPERIENCE ABROAD
  • Operatic and concert performances in Italy, Germany, and the Czech Republic
  • Interpreting (informally) for rehearsals: Italy (Italian, French, and English)
  • Maid and café waitress: Switzerland
  • Foreign exchange student (EIL): Switzerland
LANGUAGES STUDIED
  • French: Cornell Univ., Kinkaid School (10 years), native speaker in childhood
  • Italian: Univ.of Ca., Berkeley
  • German: Univ. of Ca., Berkeley, Goethe Institute, Cornell Univ.
  • Latin: Univ. of Ca., Berkeley, Kinkaid School
  • Spanish: Cornell Univ.
  • Portuguese: Centro Latino, Berkeley
  • Hungarian, Czech & Dutch: Private studies
  • Russian & Hebrew: ABC Languages/ Lehrhaus Judaica: 2011-13
PUBLISHED BOOK TRANSLATIONS
    • California Dreamin’: Cass Elliot Before the Mamas & the Papas (by Pénélope Bagieu), First Second Books, 2017 (FR>EN)
    • Sherlock, Lupin & Me #-3-4, Capstone Books for Young Readers, 2015 (IT>EN)
    • Enchanted Emporium #3-4, Capstone Books for Young Readers, 2015 (IT>EN)
    • Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novels #1-18, Papercutz, 2009-2016 (#19-20, upcoming 2017) (IT>EN)
    • Sea Creatures Graphic Novels #1, Papercutz, 2017 (#2-4, upcoming, 2017) (FR>EN)
    • Thea Stilton Graphic Novels #1-7, Papercutz, 2013-17 (#8,  upcoming 2017) (IT>EN)
    • The Sisters Graphic Novels (#3-4, Papercutz, upcoming 2017-18) (FR>EN)
    • The Sisters Graphic Novels #1, with Annie and Owen Smith, Papercutz, 2016 (FR>EN)
    • Disney Graphic Novels #4: Great Parodies: Mickey’s Inferno, Papercutz, 2016 (IT>EN)
    • Dinosaurs Graphic Novels #1-4, 3D,  Papercutz, 2014-15 (FR>EN)
    • Sin ilusion (No pasaran, v. 3, by Vittorio Giardino), NBM Publishing, 2008 (IT>EN)
PUBLISHED BOOKS EDITED AND/ OR PROOFREAD
    • Drug Wars, by Robin Feldman (Oxford University Press, upcoming 2017)
    • Rethinking Patent Law, by Robin Feldman (Harvard University Press, 2012)
    • Awakening the Essential Feminine, by Maureen Simon (Essential Feminine Publishing, 2011)
    • Translator Certification Manual (Global Translation Institute, 2011, co-editor, co-author, expert content provider)
APP/ GAME/ WEBSITE CLIENTS (COPY WRITING, LOCALIZING, PROOFREADING)
  • JetDogs Studios; Yabra, Ltd.; Mallorca Holiday Letting; Native Speaker Translations
VOICE OVER CLIENTS
  • G3Translate; RebelMind Communications; ICON Clinical Research, Traductia; TikTak; Pronto E-Services; Helicon Soft; Global Translation Institute; Matinee Multilingual
 
WORK & OTHER EXPERIENCE
  • Opera and classical singer: 1989-present; CDs:
    • Surviving: Women's Words (Centaur Records CRC 3490, upcoming 2016)
    • Benedetto Vinaccesi: the Solo Cantatas (Centaur Records CRC 3270: 2013
    • Fabulous Femmes (Centaur Records, CRC 2461: 2000/7)
  • Voice Teacher, 1986-1995, 2002-present
  • ATHENA Translations & Voice overs: Translating, editing, localizing and/ or proofreading from French, Italian, and German into English; writing, editing, and/ or proofreading in U.S. English—Technical & Scientific (software, technical instructions, medical, scientific research); Localization (websites, games, software, apps); Business (marketing, press releases, presentations, human resources); Journalism (tourism, sports, journal articles, interviews, editorials); Humanities (art, music, literature, history, economics, politics, training presentations, current events), 2001-present (Associate Member, ATA; Member ALTA; Member)
  • Voice overs, 2010-present, French and English; Editing, nonfiction and children’s books, 2008-13

Photo credits: All photos on this web site except those in the photo gallery, are by Russ Fischella.