Christo Snyman (translator)


Lover of good writing ...

Christo snyman

Lover of great literature. Period. I stand in awe of world greats, Thomas Mann and George Eliot. I love South African writers Damon Galgut, Karel Schoeman and Ivan Vladisavic. But besides the great literature of the canon, I also enjoy the work of successful writers of popular fiction from Patricia Highsmith through to Ray Bradbury.


I am keen to translate works of fiction from Afrikaans into English, and also from Dutch, German and French into English. I published a translation of a Eugene Marais short story in 3AM (called The Sunrise Murder). My experience is mostly in practical, day-to-day translation that helps pay the bills: financial and legal material, medical reports, employment contracts ... that kind of thing. I am very excited to be on Babelcube and looking forward to some meaningful, and possibly life-changing translation engagements!

Native language: English
Translates from: French, German, Afrikaans, Dutch
Translates into: English

User links: Proz

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Author review:
pleasant communication
Good quality translation