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A Way With Words specializes in translation, writing, and editing, with a focus on the Scandinavian languages.

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Finding exactly the right words to express your ideas is a challenging craft and a thrilling art. If your website, article, report, or other text isn’t written clearly, concisely, and creatively, you can lose your readers’ interest, attention, and potentially their patronage also.

B.J. Epstein has published two books and over 150 articles, in a variety of styles and about a wide range of topics. Her books are Translating Expressive Language in Children’s Literature, which was based on her Ph.D. research, and Ready, Set, Teach: Ready-Made Lessons for the English Classroom, which is a textbook for use in English as a foreign language classes.

Her shorter texts include articles, stories, restaurant reviews, book reviews, essays, speeches, encyclopedia entries, recipes, and other documents for private customers and many publications. B.J. writes regularly for the Huffington Post and often reviews for the Wales Arts Review and in Swedish for Facköversättaren (the journal of the Swedish Association of Professional Translators), and she has also published work in the New Statesman, Mslexia, Polari, Writer Abroad, For Books’ Sake, The Danish Pioneer, In Other Words, The Journal of Children’s Literature Studies, Translation Journal, International Research on Children’s Literature, Write Away, ESL Magazine, Translation Magazine, Diva, Writing World, the Encyclopaedia of Contemporary Nordic Culture, and the Encyclopedia of Multiethnic American Literature, among others.

B.J., therefore, is an experienced writer. She can work with you in a number of ways. One is that you can hire her to produce a text on any of her areas of expertise, such as the Nordic countries and cultures, translation, children’s literature, queer literature, literary fiction, food, and so on. She can also help you write a text on a topic that is within your areas of expertise. For example, you may want to write an article on a particular aspect of the law or a catalogue for a museum exhibit, but you may not know how to get started or how to shape the text, and that’s where hiring B.J. can be beneficial. In addition, she can also copy-write advertising, promotional, or other texts for your company.

With a love for language and writing, B.J. can provide the expertise and imagination needed to compose a professional, well-written document.

Contact B.J.