Version Française

Emmanuelle Tardif

Native French Speaker

From art and culture editor to teacher and translator – as varied as my professional background is, it is linked by one common thread: the French language.

Over time, I have specialized in the translation of art books and literature.

I mainly translate from Dutch, a language I know well since I grew up close to the Flemish border in Northern France and have been living in the Netherlands since 1997. I also translate non-literary texts from English into French.

award ceremony
LES PHARES DU NORD 2022 - translation award



I translate emerging and established authors of Dutch-language literature. These works are mostly novels as well as essays and texts for the stage.

Art Books and Magazines

art books

I regularly translate artist or exhibition catalogues. I have contributed to the French version of Belgian magazine Collect - Art Antiques Auctions for several years.

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You can trust Version Française if you need your French documents to be proof-read or edited. They will get all the care they need.

Some translations may require more time and knowledge than others, depending on how specialised the original document is. That can have an effect on the translation rates, as can a short deadline. Rates are calculated according to the number of words in the source document, the complexity of the translation and the agreed deadline.

Do not hesitate to get in touch using the link below and ask for a free quote. If possible, please send also a sample of your document, specifying its total number of words and when you would like the translation to be delivered.


"This translator has an excellent understanding of Dutch and a perfect command of French."
Accreditation report, Flanders Literature, Antwerp

"Ms Tardif's translations are always very accurate and her command of Dutch is perfect."
Marianne Thys, freelance editor, project coordinator and translator of art books, Brussels

"Just so you know, I read the novel [Débâcle/The Melting, by Lize Spit] in Dutch and French and the translation is perfect.”
LesLecturesDeRudy, Babelio

translated works

Lize Spit
Milja Praagman
Anna Enquist
Lisa Weeda
Rien de Reed
Lize Spit
Gijs van der Hammen/Hanneke Siemensma
Lize Spit
Lize Spit
Saskia Goldschmidt
Anna Metz
Eva Meijer
Stefan Hertmans
Anna Enquist
L'art en broderie au Moyen-âge
Stefan Hertmans
Lize Spit
Anna Enquist
Antwerpen verbeeld
Jonas Snijder
Manuscripten Plantin Moretus
Catalogus Denmark
Wim Delvoye au Louvre
Ame du Maitre