My promise to you is that I will always provide high-quality translations in a professional and timely manner.  I can guarantee an unparalleled level of service and support.  My extensive education in the field of translation, combined with my great passion for my work leads me to fully invest myself in every project I work on.  I would be honored to be given the opportunity to use my translation abilities to help you accomplish your global communication goals.


I primarily translate French to English.  I believe in the importance of translating into the native language.  I will, however, negotiate with clients for English-to-French translations on an individual basis. Contact me at lizmedendorptranslations@gmail.com for a free quote.


I studied translation extensively in my undergraduate career, despite the fact that no specific academic track was offered.  For one of my two majors, my primary specialization was translation.  I took multiple classes in both practical translation and the theory of translation.  My honors thesis, which received the award of High Honors, was a lengthy translation of century-old French tales, accompanied by an extended introduction discussing the various practical and theoretical issues encountered throughout the process.  I received my M.A. in Translation Studies at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, where my research focuses was on translation and new media studies.

In addition to my honor’s thesis, I have also published one translated short story in the first issue of the University of Michigan’s Canon Translation Review and I have also been published in the 2013 issue of TranscUlturAl.  I have also worked as a volunteer translator of legal documents for seekers of political asylum at the Freedom House of Detroit throughout the past two years.  I am a member of the American Translators Association and I participated in their Annual Conference in October 2011.  I have been working as a freelance translator since the spring of 2010, contracted through various translation agencies throughout the United States.