Translation – Lucinda Byatt

I am a professional translator, based in Edinburgh, with over 20 years of experience.  As a full member of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (MITI) I work for clients throughout Europe (UK, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Italy) using my main language combination, Italian into English.  I have been a member of the Translators Association, which is part of the UK-wide Society of Authors, since 2001 and am currently also secretary of the Scottish regional group, the Society of Authors in Scotland (SoAiS).

Do get in touch if you’re a translator in Scotland and would like to know more about the TA, the SoAiS or both.

My work as a translator focuses primarily on my own areas of specialisation, namely history, architecture, art history and the humanities in general.

As an academic myself, I particularly enjoy working on the translation of academic papers – whether for journals or conferences – as well as longer works.  I have translated a variety of non-fiction books, working with publishers such as Birkhäuser Verlag (Basel–Berlin), a publisher specialising in architecture, Cambridge University Press and Lars-Muller (Basel), among others.  I have included some of my published translations here.

My latest translations are listed under the “New Books” tab, or click here.  I am currently working on two new projects: Sandro Carocci’s Medieval Lordships in the Mezzogiorno (Viella editori, Rome), and a new work by Antonio Forcellino, Leonardo da Vinci. A Restless Genius (Polity).



The Translators Association of the Society of Authors provides support for literary translators and holds regular events. It also has close links with the British Centre for Literary Translation at the University of East Anglia – which, among other activities, publishes an excellent journal, In Other Words.

As a MITI I am authorised to provide certified translations from Italian and French into English. This is required, for example, by applicants to the University of Edinburgh.

Thanks for visiting this blog/website. Please get in touch using the contact page above to discuss any translation or editing project.

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