Michele Rosen

About me

Looking for professional French to English translation or editing? Welcome!

As an ATA-certified French to English translator, I provide professional and precise translations, always on time. I can also polish your English prose on your website or in your manuscript.

If you have any questions, please contact me to discuss your needs. For more details, please see my ProZ profile or my resume/CV.

Recent Projects

My recent translations include Telepresence in Training (ISTE, forthcoming), The Kenval Incident by Philippe Mercurio (nogartha.com, forthcoming), video interviews for a sports documentary, and machine translation post-editing for a technical manual. I also edited Mephisto's Waltz: Selected Short Stories by Sergio Pitol and translated by George Henson (Deep Vellum, forthcoming).

Prior Experience

From 2012-2015, I was the managing editor of Translation Review, and from 2012-2014, I served as director of the American Literary Translators Association. Previously, I taught journalism, new media, and writing at Rowan University, Rosemont College, and The University of Texas at Dallas. I worked as a reporter, editor, and content strategist for newspapers, magazines, and websites for more than a decade.

Education and Training

I completed my PhD in Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas in 2015. My dissertation, "Translation in the Digital Age: Reconstructing Montaigne's 'Du Repentir'" includes a hypertext translation of an essay by Michel de Montaigne. I also hold a DiplĂ´me approfondi de langue française (DALF C1), an MA in Journalism from New York University, and an MFA in Creative Writing from Rosemont College.

Attention to detail
Result: Polished, professional prose
Michele Rosen


Polished, professional prose, on-time, every time

News/Media Translation

Whether you're looking to have a news article or interview translated, or if you're looking to attract American readers to your online publication, I can help. I have more than 20 years of experience as a reporter, editor, and content strategist.

Copy Editing and Proofreading

From typos to intercultural communication, I can help you polish your prose. I've worked on texts as short as blog posts and as long as academic monographs. I can work with a number of style guides, including MLA, Chicago, APA, and IEEE, or we can work together to develop a custom style guide for your document.

Internet/Web/eCommerce Translation

With more than 20 years of experience creating and editing websites, I can make your website content shine in English for your target audience.

Machine Translation Post-Editing

Machine translation can speed up the translation process, but it needs to be managed and verified by a qualified human translator. In the last two years, I have post-edited more than 500,000 words using the latest version of SDL Trados.

Humanities/Literature/History Translation and Editing

If you need to translate or edit texts in the humanities, you know the importance of domain expertise. Thanks to my educational and professional background in academia, I can assure your translated or edited text will meet the high standards of the scholarly community.

Non-native academic editing

Academic writing and publishing is difficult enough if you're working in your native language. If you're not, I can help you make sure your English style, grammar, and vocabulary are as precise as any native English speaker's.

What people say

  • Great work, super professional, easy to work with,
    and look forward to working together with her again soon!

    Will Evans, Deep Vellum Publishing
  • Michele is dedicated to her work and exceeded my expectations.
    I strongly recommend working with her.

    Philippe Mercurio, author of The Kenval Incident
  • Dr. Rosen ably applied English idiom to a rough translation of a Romanian text.
    Worked professionally, met the deadline.

    Ryan Peterson, University of Rochester Press
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Michele Rosen

My Portfolio

Incident sur Kenval cover

The Kenval Incident (forthcoming)

By Philippe Mercurio
The Magician of Vienna cover
Copy Editing

The Magician of Vienna
By Sergio Pitol

Translated by George Henson
Confluence conference logo

"How and Why to Annotate Translations"

Confluence: Translation in the Capital Area
Reunion cover

Komachi, by Judith Gautier

Coetzee cover
Copy Editing

The Intellectual Landscape in the Works of J.M. Coetzee

Edited by Tim Mehigan and Christian Moser
RAW conference logo

"Translation as Literature, Translation as Practice"

RAW Symposium, The University of Texas at Dallas

Sixth Biennial Graduate Translation Conference

Workshop moderator