Translation Services

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Translation Services

I offer creative German to English translation and Spanish to English translation in the fields of marketing, tourism, art and literature.

I mainly work with the following formats – MS Word, PDFs or Excel – and I use a range of CAT (computer-assisted translation) tools, such as Wordfast, SDL Trados and Memsource. These ensure consistency throughout the translation, and can give increased accuracy in terms of quality assurance checks. Use of these will depend on the nature of the source text: in creative translation in particular it is often better to work in Word, as this allows a freer, more creative approach than a line by line CAT tool.

I offer high quality, value for money translations, professionally executed and presented. The price point for a translation project depends on many factors, such as the level and complexity of the text, the size of the project, and the time-scale.

Please contact me for more information

Marketing Translation

Marketing translations range from websites, listings and product descriptions to promotional materials such as flyers, brochures and leaflets.

Expertise & Experience:

Wide experience of sales and marketing translation for retail, wholesale, tourism and B2B sectors, including websites, advertorials, brochures, and video scripts.

Many years experience of using SEO and keywords to optimise rankings in the target language.

A flair for writing engaging localised text that will attract customers.

Website Translation

Websites, whatever they deal with, need clear language, appropriate terminology, localisation for the target audience, apt keywords and memorable catchphrases.

Expertise & Experience:

Wide experience of translating websites, from hotel groups, shopping malls and tourist boards, to B2B companies, manufacturers and insurance providers.

Familiarity with marketing phrases, cultural references and current trends in the target language.

Ability to translate creatively and sensitively, paying attention to the sounds, rythms and associations of the both languages.

Many years experience of using SEO and keywords to optimise rankings in the target language.

Tourism Translation

Tourism translation needs to be engaging to attract clients, and also technically accurate in order to convey factual information about facilities, T & Cs, and offers.

Expertise & Experience:

Over ten years experience in the hotel and catering industries, giving in-depth knowledge of trade terminology.

The ability to write accurate, appealing text that will attract customers.

Wide experience of translating hotel and spa websites, marketing materials for airlines and sports facilities, and tourist information.

Industry knowledge kept current by continuing training on developments in tourism, eg. sustainable tourism.

Art Translation

Art translation can cover exhibition catalogues and websites, as well as art books, biographies, articles and academic papers.

Expertise & Experience:

Two and a half years experience in art and creative translation, such as co-translating an academic book on art and digital technology, the translation of museum and gallery guides, and websites for private galleries.

Experience in SEO for creative and art websites, optimising the use of keywords and SEO to improve rankings in English and attract the target audience.

Wide knowledge of art movements, art history, art theory and techniques, drawn from degree-level study (BA (Hons) Painting), and many years experience as a professional landscape artist.

Literary Translation

Literary translation requires the ability to write accurately, fluently and creatively in order to achieve a perfect translation in English, and ranges across all types of fiction and non-fiction translation for books, e-books, websites and periodicals.

Expertise & Experience:

Wide-ranging experience on literary translation projects – fiction translations, including short stories, children’s books, and fiction samples for publishers, and non-fiction translations such as art books, academic texts for both general and specialist audiences, biographies and magazine articles.

Winner of a place on the 2019 Emerging Translators Programme run by New Books in German.

Affiliate Member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL), and professional member of ProZ.

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