Daniel Kennedy

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Hello. I'm a literary translator working from Yiddish, French and German into English.
I tend to earn a few cents per word (on average about $0.10 a word these days). That's not bad considering my level of (in)experience and the extreme un-marketability of the source material, but sometimes it takes a bit longer than expected to find the right word. There's no bonus for wordplay, no supplement for adding a poetic spin, no overtime for research or revisions. This is where a Patron would come in handy: a few pennies a month might just buy me the time I need to perfect the emotional climax of an unjustly forgotten masterpiece of German expressionist prose, or to tweak that fart-joke, from a satirical sketch published in a Yiddish newspaper in 1905, until it's just right.

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For every tenner I earn I'll publish at least 100 words a month exclusively for subscribers. 
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