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The German Translation blog keeps you up to date with new content at German Translation Tips and Resources. I’ll also be commenting on news from the world of translation and making observations about the (often humorous!) use of German translation in day-to-day life!

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German Translation Tips & Resources



"The gym is everywhere" in German

Hello, I was wondering if Google translate got this right or if there is some language idiom that gets lost in translation when you try to say The gym

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Resitting CIOL Diploma in Translation

Hello Joanna! I know that you sat and passed the Dip Trans and I thought that you might have some comment to make on my experience. I am not a professional

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How to Become a Successful Professional Translator

I'm often asked about starting out as a professional translator. My tips on the qualifications and experience you need to succeed as a German translator.

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Institute of Linguists UK

I obtained the Diploma in Translation from the Institute of Linguists in the UK in the Nineties. I studied for it (Evenings) in Dublin, Ireland at Kevin

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Considering German Culture in your German Translations

Understand German culture and you’ll produce good German translations; 5 cultural categories to consider so your German translations ring true!

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The Ultimate Guide to Revising and Editing German Translations

An indepth guide to revising and editing German translations.

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Requirements for taking the CIOL Diploma in Translation

Dear Joanna What a pleasure to have stumbled upon your website! Although I live in South Africa, my mother-tongue is German. I am tri-lingual, able

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Dealing with German Currency in Your Translation

When your German translation deals with money, be sure you know how to express those German currency terms!

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German Transcription, From The Spoken To The Written Word

What is involved in the transcription and translation of German sound recordings? How translation agencies and freelancers charge for this type of service.

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Free German to English Translation Tests! Should I Say Yes or No?

If you're asked for a free German to English translation to test your German translation skills should you say yes? How to deal with this request effectively.

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Joanna Scudamore-Trezek

I'm a German to English translator living and working in Vienna,  Austria.  I turn German texts into clear and accessible English, allowing clients to present their stories, ideas and information to a completely new audience. My business and marketing clients rely on me to get their message across clearly and effectively.  How can I help you today?