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

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

  • Speeches
  • Presentations,
  • 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
  • Agreements,
  • Property purchase documentation,
  • Proof of identity and
  • References

Private individuals relocating to the UK from the EU frequently require certified translations of various personal documents, including

  • Bank statements,
  • Payslips,
  • Address confirmation,
  • Birth, marriage and divorce certificates,
  • Driving licenses, and
  • Passports

My streamlined and efficient process ensures accurate and reliable certified translations for both English and German documents.

Certification Process

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.

Translation Rates

My rates depend on factors such as:

  • Text complexity
  • Technical expertise required
  • Formatting needs
  • Urgency
  • 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.

About Me

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.

Confidentiality and Privacy

Your privacy is paramount, and I am registered with the ICO, ensuring the confidentiality of all personal information. If you don’t proceed with the translation, I will delete all communication and documents. For translations completed, I maintain records in compliance with HMRC and personal indemnity insurance requirements, while ensuring strict confidentiality. You can find more information about my privacy policy here.

Accurate, confidential, efficient and reliable English-German translations

Professionally qualified German translator into English and English into German, offering first class translation services for commercial, industrial, governmental and private clients.

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