Janet Fairweather

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I am primarily an academic writer, originally trained as a classical scholar. My freelance work has involved me in many projects chiefly  relating to post-classical Latin texts.  My PhD dissertation on Seneca the Elder was published by CUP as a book in 1981; my second full-length book was a translation of the Liber Eliensis, published by the Boydell Press in 2005. Both are still available, print on demand. I have also published a number of articles on ancient biography, classical poetry and the New Testament, also on the classical and biblical background to operatic libretti.  In connection with various international projects I have translated texts by Ambrosiaster and Anselm, some of the letters of Professor Thomas Bartholin of Copenhagen, part of the Norwegian history of Torfaeus and a section of the Commentarius Rinuccinianus about 17th century Ireland. In 2014 I published a study entitled 'Bishop Osmund, a missionary to Sweden in the Late Viking Age, and am seeking a publisher for a book to which I plan to return later this year: a critique of the New Revised Standard version of the Bible, which compares its translation with the Hebrew, Greek and some earlier English versions. My verse translation of a poem by Brother Gregory of Ely (12th century) illustrated with woodcuts by Andy English was published by the Jericho Press in 2011.

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Make personal appearances, Give talks and readings to adults, Copy editing and proof-reading, Undertake research projects, Translation of academic texts , Poetry readings, Take part in public discussions on translation
Academic, Art, Art (History of), Belles-Lettres, Church History, Culture, Fine Arts, Literature - Classical, Literature - General & Various, Music, Prose, Religion, Psychology, Opera libretti, Translation, Classical world, Conservation (historic buildings), Ancient History, Archaeology, Classics, Libretti, Medieval History, Non-Fiction, Visual Arts, Academic, Art, Art (History of), Belles-Lettres,