About the Translators
This is the page where you can learn a bit about the people who work tirelessly to translate MuggleNet's latest news stories into various languages!
Location: Paris, France
Email:¬ ophelie at staff dot mugglenet dot com
A Little About Me: I got the French translator job back in March 2007 and
the translator manager job in May and I have to say I really like it. I
love working with the team, people are great, and passionate. Plus, I love
being surrounded by the world of Harry Potter, of course, as I've been a
reader and watcher of the series since I'm 10 or something. But, even if
MuggleNet takes a big part of my day time, I try to have a life outside of
my screen! I'm a huge reader, also a hard-working dancer, and I love sport
(tennis, in particular). In the end, I'm a Film Making Student, hoping to
direct one day such great movies as the Potter ones!
Age: 17 (Birthday June 27th)
Location: C√≥rdoba, Argentina
A Little About Me: I have always seen the staff here at MNet like heroes or legends, so when
Andrew let me be a part of this it was a dream came true. I¬ím Italian but I
live in Argentina, so I¬ím a little isolated from all the HP fan world. I first
met Harry Potter in 1999 and it was love at first sight. Ever since then, my
friends have wished that I had never heard of Harry Potter! Let¬ís just say that
I¬ím not that nice with people who tell me that magic doesn¬ít exist (a part of
me still holds hope¬Ömaybe it is just hidden). I love learning languages (by now
I¬íve learned 5) and reading a lot. I feed my P.O.D. (Potter Obsession Disorder)
with lots of fan fiction, fan art, MuggleCast and News. My favourite music
includes Blink 182, Linkin Park, Queen, The Killers, Classic Rock, 80¬ís Music
and Arbol (Argentinean Rock is awesome, you should try to check it out!). I¬ím a
senior at my high school and I¬ím going to study films when I go to college -
love to watch them, love to make them. Being online in this world, as I can¬ít
be physically, is amazing. We are working very hard with Sagrario to keep every
Spanish Speaker in touch with it!
About Me: Anyone who knows me knows I'm an absolute sucker for evil villains and
pistachio ice cream. So, naturally, I was delighted when I discovered the
Harry Potter books and a brand new addiction back in 1998 despite its lack
of creamy pistachio goodness. They've continued to delight me right through
to the end and Mugglenet has managed to keep me sane, informed and amused in
that time too. It's great to have the opportunity to translate the news and
give something back to a site that's given so much to me.
Age: 21 (Birthday: June 7th)
Location: M√ľnster, Germany
A Little About Me: I have been a Harry Potter fan since I was about 14 and it has
influenced my life in so many ways. I'm one of the translators since March and it is
just amazing to be part of MuggleNet. It makes me so proud.
I'm a university student at the University in M√ľnster, in October I'll be starting
my fifth semester. My major is English Language and Literature and my two minors are
History and Religious Studies. I love the English language almost as much as my
mother tongue German and translating is a perfect job for me.
When I'm not studying, reading Harry Potter or HP-related editorials I'm reading
something else. I also enjoy writing, meeting up with friends or watching TV or a
good movie. I also almost always listen to music (Bowling For Soup, Juli, Jack
Johnson, Jimmy Eat World, O.C. Soundtracks).
Age: (You don't ask a lady about her age!)
Location: Groningen, The Netherlands
About Me: I am a teacher and I live with a three-legged cat, a
hamster called Dobby, two friends, and my boyfriend whom I met while I was
selling firewhiskey, cocktails and butterbeer in a shabby bar. I slipped a
love potion in his butterbeer six years ago and he hasn't left since. After
being sceptic about the Harry Potter books because they were such a hype, I
decided if I wanted to have an opinion about them, I should read the books.
I sort of got seriously hooked then. I much admire JK Rowling as she uses
language in such an extraordinary and amazingly creative way. I've read a
lot of books but the Harry Potters are (still) my very favorites!