Independent German-English Translation Services
B2B German-English translation services for SMEs and for private clients
Are you in need of accurate and reliable German-English translation services for your business or personal documents? Look no further! I, Erika Baker, offer expert B2B translations for SMEs and cater to individual private clients. Located near Bristol, UK, I am a professional translator specializing in certified German to English translation services. I also regularly translate commercial documents.
My expertise covers a wide range of subjects, including
- Legal agreements
- Import and export
- General business texts, and
- Documents requiring certification
Having lived in the UK since the 1980s, English has become my language of habitual use, ensuring precise and fluent translations.
Business Translation Services
For businesses, I provide comprehensive English-German and translation service for correspondence with clients or authorities. Additionally, I handle marketing documents such as product information, company details, cooperation agreements, and import/export-related materials. If you require translations of complete websites or assistance with specific documents, feel free to reach out.
Private Client Services
Private individuals often seek translations of
- Property ownership documents abroad, and
- Official records.
I am experienced in translating German documents required for
- Visa applications,
- Naturalization, and
- Working in the UK.
German-English Certified Document Translation Services
Both businesses and individuals often need certified document translations, especially for legal documents such as
- Sales contracts
- Property purchase documentation,
- Proof of identity and
Private individuals relocating to the UK from the EU frequently require certified translations of various personal documents, including
- Bank statements,
- Address confirmation,
- Birth, marriage and divorce certificates,
- Driving licenses, and
My streamlined and efficient process ensures accurate and reliable certified translations for both English and German documents.
In the UK, I provide self-certified document translation services as a member of a relevant professional body, confirming the translation’s accuracy and my credentials. However, there are no publicly sworn translators in the UK. It is important to note that other countries have different rules. Please visit my certification pages for more information on certified, notarised and sworn document translation. These pages cover not only the rules that apply to the UK but also those for other European countries. The guide includes information on how translated documents may be certified in countries such as Austria, the UK and Germany. If you require certified translations for documents originating in one of these countries, I can you refer you to a trusted colleague.
Please also see my step-by-step guide to the certification process.
German-English Bilingual Business Support
Are you facing administrative challenges while dealing with German-speaking counterparts? As a bilingual translator, I can assist you in various areas, such as property management in German-speaking countries, liaising with estate agents, probate inquiries, legal questions related to property transactions, and more. I can also support companies with overseas employees, assisting with authority interactions and in-work benefit queries. I’ve been offering this kind of bilingual business support successfully for many years.
My rates depend on factors such as:
- Text complexity
- Technical expertise required
- Formatting needs
- Certification type: (self-)certified translation, legalised by a solicitor or notarised?
Living in the UK means that I am not legally required to charge VAT as long as my turnover remains within government-set limits. For a private customer resident in the UK, this means a real saving of currently 20% compared to employing an agency!
German to English certified UK translations costs
For certified translations, the certificate or document has to be drawn up by hand and the layout has to look as closely as possible like the original, including all side bars, headers and footers. It is therefore impossible to say how much a single page document costs to translate. Prices start at £35, the average for a one-page document is £40. Please email me your document for a binding quote.
Notarised translation costs
Notarisations are costly and time-consuming for an individual translator to organise and the prices charged to end clients are likely to be uncompetitive. If you require a notarised translation, I recommend you contact Translayte, an agency who are members of the Association of Translation Companies. Please also read my detailed article on translation rate calculation here.
Please phone me or send me your text by email so I can assess it carefully before supplying you with a formal quote.
With my qualifications including the Chartered Institute of Linguists post-graduate Diploma in Translations and extensive experience, I have been providing freelance English-German translations since the early ’90s. As a member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists, you can trust my professionalism and confidentiality.
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