A language specialist you can hire with confidence
Because I am professionally qualified and have a long-term proven track record of working as a German translator into English and English into German, I offer first class translation services. In addition, I am a member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists.
I specialise in commercial document translation and certified translations of official documents.
My English-German translations are accurate, confidential, efficient and reliable. I work for commercial, industrial, governmental and private clients alike. My aim is to deliver first-rate services at fair prices. Please see my translation rates pages for detailed general information on translation prices and my profile page for further information.
Work in partnership with your English-German translator
Do you work in a Small to Medium Size Company or are you a private individual looking for high-quality language services?
At Iolante you work directly with me, Erika Baker, your professional freelance English into German translator. While German is my mother tongue I have lived in the UK since the 1980s and have over 30 years of translation experience. I am familiar with the culture and business practices of the UK as well as German-speaking countries in Europe. This makes me a true German into English language specialist.
Offering bilingual business support services
As a self-employed experienced language specialist, I know that reliability, quality of work and customer service are what clients need. I therefore offer you a tailor-made translation service. On occasions, this may mean that I will suggest alternatives to a “translations only” service. As part of my bilingual business support, I may suggest that I contact your German-speaking client to clarify a situation. I can carry out online research to find out about competitors. I can ring government offices, banks and insurance companies to locate the correct contact person for you.
These services are meant to improve communication with clients, government agencies, solicitors and other parties you may need to get in touch with. They are intended to cut down on the time needed to solve problems and as such will save you money. Simply ask your English-German translator!
I also offer a wide range of translation services to private individuals. For example, I help them with managing a holiday property abroad. I also provide them with bilingual documents for their international wedding, so that the event is enjoyable for all.
Look behind the scenes of the translation industry
On the Iolante website clients can find free and detailed industry-related information. The information given is a result of hands-on long-term industry experience. This website thus makes the translation process more accessible to clients.
The website will also help people considering a career in translation in the decision-making process. Is this the correct career path for them? The careers guide gives interested individuals access to a lot of free, useful information on how to become a translator.
Areas of Specialisation
Certified German-English translations
Commercial contracts and agreements
Bilingual business support services
B2B translation services
“Erika has helped me greatly when I needed a certified translation of my employment contract at short notice. Erika’s professionalism and the quality of her translations are second to none. She is also a pleasure to communicate with, always responding swiftly and patiently answering all my questions. She was transparent about time scales and costs from the beginning and has really exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend her translation services to anyone looking for a great service for a fair price.”
“Erika was incredibly professional and a joy to work with. She completed my certified translations for the Home Office very quickly and communicated clearly throughout the process. I highly recommend her services.”
“I’d really like to recommend Erika Baker’s translation services very highly: she’s offered a really quick, efficient and professional translation of 2 official documents I needed in the process of buying a house. Erika was very transparent about her time scale, she responded to my emails super quickly and was very friendly on the phone; her pricing is very fair and good value. This all gave me real peace of mind in what’s a bit of a stressful process.”