About Philippa Hurd
I’m a translator and transcreator from German and French into English (my mother tongue). I translate scholarly works and all kinds of non-fiction, specializing in art, architecture, philosophy, economics, politics, social sciences and travel. I also transcreate sales and marketing material, which involves combining translation with copywriting and localization.
For over 25 years I worked in social sciences and arts publishing, commissioning, editing and sometimes translating books, often in collaboration with museums, galleries, arts organizations and international businesses. In 2011, I became a full-time, freelance translator.
I have a Diploma in Translation from the Chartered Institute of Linguists, an M.A. from Cambridge University in Modern Languages (French and German), and a Ph.D. from Cambridge University in architectural theory (Signs and Practices: The Work of Karl Friedrich Schinkel as an Architecture for the Nineteenth Century).
Based in Sussex, I also live for part of the year in Mazan, a small town in south-east France.