Workshops & Mentoring

My creative writing and literary translation workshops have been in association with The British Library, The Poetry School, British Centre for Literary Translation, American Literary Translators Association, Doolin Writers’ Weekend and various universities in the UK and US.

I’ve mentored emerging literary translators for the British Council and London Book Fair, as well as independently. I’ve also given tutorials to students on the MA in Literary Translation at UEA. I mentor emerging writers on a more casual, ad hoc basis.

I’ve completed mentor training with the charity Arts Emergency and will hopefully be mentoring a young writer or translator in the near future through them.


I devise and lead workshops on creative writing and literary translation. These can be for writers writing in English and/or literary translators working from any language into English. Fiction, poetry, and German-to-English literary translation are my specialisms.

If you’re an organisation, institution or university looking to book a creative writing and/or literary translation workshop I can create a workshop suitable for different abilities and skills.


I offer low-cost mentorships to emerging literary translators from any language into English for 2, 4, 6 or 12 hours taken in 1-2 hour slots in person in London and/or over Skype. Please contact me for rates.

I’m particularly keen to mentor emerging writers and translators who are BAME; living with a disability or illness; who are from less privileged backgrounds; those who haven’t attended university; and/or are the first in their family to attend university.

My books are currently OPEN for one-on-one mentoring.

My current mentees are:
John-Baptiste Oduor (German to English)

My former mentees are:
Phyllis Ang
(Chinese to English)
Rachel Beverley
(German to English)
Laura Francis
(French to English)
Viv Griffiths (French & Spanish to English)
Julija Gulbinovic (Lithuanian to English) – British Council/London Book Fair Translation Fellow
Jack Hargreaves (Chinese to English)
Jo Heinrich
(German and French to English)
Tyler Langendorfer
(German to English)
Veronika Lukács
(Hungarian to English)
Valentina Marconi (working with English, Italian and Serbo-Croat)
Karen Martin (Afrikaans to English)
Elie Ochôa 
(French to English)
Lucy Rand
(Italian to English)
Roya Sarrafi-Gohar
(German & French to English)