"Really HELPFUL – start here for all things German translation!”
learning German, or thinking about a career in translation,
a German translator looking for tips & resources to make your business take
or needing help buying translation services,
then you're in the right place!
I’m Joanna, and I'm here to offer the advice and support you need.
Why listen to me?
Well I love German, I’m a qualified German translator and I earn
my living translating from German to English.
I’ve spent many years and a
lot of energy sifting through and evaluating all the information
available out there.....what’s good, what works, what’s a waste of
time...... to give you the sort of website I needed when I was
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Now for some good news if you're thinking about translation as a career....
German translation has a great future!
....more websites are written in German than any other language......after English, that is!
But even so, I bet you’re surprised!
And it’s great news for anyone wanting to work with German or offer their own German translation service.
Spoken by around 200 million people worldwide
The official language of Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein
A recognised language in Luxembourg, Switzerland, Northern Italy and Eastern France
An official working language of the European Union
Spoken in the US, Canada, South America, South Africa and Australia
The official company language for many German multinationals
Used for the websites of most medium to large German businesses
The language of scientific and academic publications and research
The default language for communicating with non-German speakers
That means plenty of work for German translators!
Work from home as a freelance translator
Have you always wanted to work from home? Running your own freelance German translation business is a great way of doing so.
Communicate with clients around the globe from the comfort of your home
(or holiday destination!). Set you own hours, choose your own
co-workers, plan your day as you want to. Organize work to fit in with
your life, and not vice versa.
Work the hours you're most productive, and never worry about being fired by the boss!
I’ve pulled together some resources to help you starting out:
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?