Dina Leifer

Translator, Writer, Editor

Hello! I’m Dina, and I work with words. I translate them from French and Italian to English; I knock them into shape by editing and proofreading English texts; I use them to express ideas in articles and reports, mainly about publishing and translation; and I weave them into stories for children.

My first picture book for children, And Eddie Had an Egg, will be published by Green Bean Books in 2025.

Find out more about me and about my work below.


I transform French and Italian creative texts into fluid English prose, keeping the spirit and meaning of the original. I specialise in the arts, film, books, social sciences and health.


I write reader’s reports for publishers, website copy, and articles about translation. I also write fiction, in particular stories for children.


I edit and proofread English texts and review translations into English, ensuring clarity, readability and correct English usage.


I was thrilled to win the story category of the Jewish Children’s Book Awards in March 2023 with my story And Eddie Had an Egg. It will be published by Green Bean Books in early 2025.

Translation Testimonials

“Dina is a superb translator and is extremely scrupulous in her research. She is utterly professional and reliable. I wholeheartedly recommend her.”

Ros Schwartz, award-winning literary translator from French to English and translation project manager

“Dina is responsive and punctual; she also provides high quality translations on all kinds of subjects. I warmly recommend her as a translator from French into English.”

Anne Minot, Co-Editions Production and Administration Coordinator, International Rights Dept, Flammarion

“I regularly ask for Dina’s help for French to English translation and proofreading assignments for a world-renowned film festival and it has always been a pleasure working with her. She is responsive, kind and has a very good command of both languages. I definitely recommend her.”

Maxime Oriot, Account and Project Manager, Datawords Multicultural Technologies



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