Exciting News for Dr. Jestice

Dr. Phyllis G. Jestice has written several books — both popular history writing & scholarly publications — and she recently discovered that many of them have been translated into foreign languages. Very exciting news!

Professor Jestice has also been working with Palgrave Macmillan on an upcoming German translation of one of her books. She had this to say about this interesting & rewarding experience:

My 2018 monograph, Imperial Ladies of the Ottonian Dynasty, will soon appear in a new guise as Kaiserliche Damen der ottonischen Dynastie.  I’ve been working with Palgrave Macmillan on an auto-translation of the book into German—it’s been translated by computer!  With (Gott sei dank!) a careful check by a German copy-editor, and quite a bit of going over by me to make sure no errors of meaning had snuck in during the process of translation. Computers have come an awfully long way—it’s a surprisingly readable translation, and I found surprisingly few errors (although admittedly some of them were funny).  We definitely live in new and interesting times.”

Congratulations, Dr. Jestice!

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