Sharon Vandermerwe

Translator and Developmental Editor


I provide everything you may need for translating:

- English (GB & US), 
- German (incl. Austrian German)
- Dutch (incl. Belgian and Flemish Dutch variants)
- Afrikaans

Over 20 years' experience in translating, developmental and copy editing and proofreading.

Routine projects include fiction and non-fiction book translations, contracts, blogs and website content, regular newsletters regarding financial markets and investment funds, as well as more specialised jobs for art galleries.

Professional membership of The Editors’ Guild, Associate of The Society of Authors Translators Association 
and SeNSE Member


- Bachelor of Arts
 (English, Classical Civilizations, History of Art, German, Linguistics) University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

- H. Cert Project Management Damelin Business College, Johannesburg South Africa (Distinction)

- ICDL Computer Society of South Africa - Advanced MS Office (Distinctions) 

- TEFL International Career Institute (i-C-i Ireland) (English language tutor) 

- Certificate of Web Design Raffles Business College, Auckland, New Zealand   (Cert. html/css, seo, coding, etc.)

Various in-house certifications incl. People Management, Business Development, GDPR Compliance

Attention to detail and subject matter research come as standard. 

Strong time management skills allow for fast turnaround times. 
Reliable professional with excellent language, grammar and lexical skills. 

Works well under pressure and meets all deadlines, good at multitasking where necessary.

Strong remote working skills, remote communications, ZOOM, Skype, Slack, Asana, Harvest, etc.



Let's Make Your Vision A Reality!

Fun fact: Áthas is the Irish word for "joy"! We endeavour to provide truly "joyful communications".

Áthas Communications is based in Dublin, Ireland, but our clients come from all around the world. Please contact us if you have any questions around how we could benefit your business.

​Initial consultations are completely free of charge, and no-obligation cost estimates are provided for all services.

Contact Sharon at:
Tel: 087 19 24881   International: (+353) 871924881
Skype and WhatsApp video calls available on request.

Wide range of subjects, but recent/current book translations cover sci-fi, romance, fantasy and history/ historical bio manuscripts.
Literary translation: fiction and non-fiction book translation Financial and wealth management services translations Art and Art History Marketing, Brochures and Website translations