professional language services
written. spoken. to the point.
Communication is the be-all and end-all.
For communication to be successful, everyone needs to speak the same language. When not everyone does, you need an interpreter or translator.
I offer professional language services for your spoken (interpreting) and written (translation) communication in English or German at native-speaker level in either language.
For other language combinations, I can assist you by bringing you together with colleagues from my network, by organising teams of interpreters and arranging for the right technology (organisation) – and can also help you with other language-related needs (other services).
Born in Düsseldorf, Germany, and raised bilingually in English and German in South Africa, Jordan and Germany.
Vocational training and 15 years of professional experience in various positions in and outside of Germany.
Freelance translator and interpreter since 2005. Qualifications obtained since: degree in multilingual communication from Cologne University of Applied Sciences, certification as interpreter and translator, and membership in the national association of interpreters and translators.
In many EU countries, anyone can offer their services as a translator or interpreter. No formal qualification, proof of regular training or membership in professional associations is required. That can make it difficult for you to find a competent partner for your communication needs.
As a professional, I may not offer you the lowest rates, but well-founded knowledge, the right tools, guaranteed confidentiality, absolute reliability, customer focus and high levels of quality. Many professional interpreters and translators have joined professional associations, which require their members to prove their qualifications and commit to a code of ethics, as well as offering training to members – all in order to ensure the highest professional standards.
This is what you can expect from me.