As a translator for English, Spanish and Portuguese, I translate marketing, scientific or journalistic texts into German—my mother tongue. My main focus during the translation process is customer orientation. There are endless possibilities when it comes to translating a text. You as the customer know your purposes for the desired translation best—before I start translating, you get the opportunity to brief me on your needs and expectations. If the text is going to be published, I concentrate on making the target text sound as natural as possible in German while ensuring no important information gets lost. Specific terms and their usage in the given context in German are always researched in parallel texts. Last but not least, consistency is crucial focus of my work. To make sure all terms are used in the same manner throughout the whole text, especially in the case of larger orders, I use relevant translation tools such as Trados or MemoQ.
Transcreation is the process of transfering a message from one language to another. Especially in marketing and advertising, it often doesn’t make sense to just translate a text. In this case I use the original text as inspiration and basis to create a new text in German that is adapted to the target market.
Editing and Proofreading
I edit or proofread German translations and all other kinds of German texts. I also offer corrections for international students and doctoral students who write scientific texts in German as a foreign language. My extended stays abroad have equipped me with the linguistic and intercultural competence required to understand what it means to write in a foreign language, and I am responsive to the distinct ways in which non-native German speakers may communicate meaning. I also correct your CVs/resumes, application or motivation letters and make valuable improvement suggestions.
I also offer copywriting in German of all kinds of texts like for example flyers, press releases or articles about different topics like nutrition, health or sustainability issues. A short brief or bullet points are sufficient.