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Member since May '06

Working languages:
English to German
German to English
German (monolingual)
English (monolingual)

Bernhard Sulzer
Professional and quick!

Toledo, Ohio, United States
Local time: 13:20 EDT (GMT-4)

Native in: German Native in German
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I specialize in

legal translations

(business contracts, license agreements, terms and conditions, court documents such as complaints, divorce decrees, and many other legal texts; I provide certified translations for the United States)

business/marketing translations

(website translations, marketing and advertising materials, company and product presentations, business and financial reports, public relations texts, compliance and ethics statements, online training courses and training manuals, terms and conditions, and many more)

Other areas of expertise:

advertising, engineering, film/video/voice-over scripts and screen texts, book translations, subtitling, website translations

For more areas of expertise and samples, please see below.

I am a professional and independent translator providing excellent services at reasonable rates/prices.
Final quotes will be based on my review of the texts to be translated.

I can be reached quickest by email.
Contact me today. I look forward to a mutually rewarding partnership.

Email me at

You can also call and leave a message:
text/call me: +1 419 480 7277
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Toledo, Ohio, USA

I provide translations from English to German and German to English.

I offer you 19 years of successful experience as a translator and language instructor and a commitment to high quality and timely delivery. No shortcuts and no outsourcing. I am your translator and it is my goal to do my best so you get the results you are looking for.

Feedback from my clients (more feedback at the top right corner of this page):

"Bernhard has completed several large projects for us (legal, marketing), and we can highly recommend him as a top-end English-German translator."

"Bernhard provides excellent service, translation quality and attention to detail. We have been pleased with his work on every project we have contracted to his company."


Other areas of expertise: sociology, other academic fields in arts and sciences, general engineering, IT, security technologies, new and renewable energies and new and alternative energy technologies. For more information, see below.

Rates/total prices will vary and are based on my review of the original text, volume, and estimated delivery time. Discounts for students, quick payers and others may be applied. You will always receive a fair, firm and binding quote before I commence my work.

Novels I have translated:

A Murderous Storm (2015)

(Granat für Greetsiel
by Dirk Trost)
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Eine mörderische Kreuzfahrt (2014)

(A Cruise to Die For
by Charlotte and Aaron Elkins)
Click for details

Professional Approach

It's a simple but important concept: direct collaboration between a client who is serious about her/his language needs and a truly professional translator builds mutual trust, ensures understanding of objectives and guarantees best results with the target audience.

Get in touch with me today. I look forward to working with you!

Bernhard Sulzer, M.A.

Please visit my website by clicking on the picture below.

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For samples of my work, see bottom of this page.


  • Translations from German to English and English to German (all variants)
  • Translation of Voice-Over Scripts and Subtitles for Video and Film
  • Website Localization
  • Certified Translations for the United States.
  • Discounts are available to new clients and quick payers. Currencies accepted: US Dollar or Euro.
  • German Teaching and Tutoring Services:
    Toledo, Sylvania, Maumee, Perrysburg, Pemberville, Waterville, Whitehouse (Ohio); Tremainsville, Lambertville, Monroe, Ann Arbor (Michigan)
Fields of Expertise:
  • Legal texts/law, business texts and websites, marketing and advertising, literature (novels, film scripts)
  • I also work in other fields such as social science, humanities, engineering, and more. Please see below.
Quality Assurance:
  • By collaborating with my wife Susannah Sulzer, a native (US) English speaker, and a few other experienced colleagues,
  • I ensure top quality, quick turnaround and competitive prices.
  • Master of Arts degree in Mass Communication, emphasis in film studies and script writing, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, USA (1992)
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Communication Studies, Salzburg University, Salzburg, Austria (1986)
Website: Contact: Please visit my new facebook page and blog.
Feel free to leave a comment.


More about me: Participation: a) Serve as Kudoz editor. b) Help other translators with difficult terms. Please view my KudoZ record, showing my excellent results in both language directions, German to English and English to German.

Additional Areas of Expertise:
Academic publications, social science, humanities (history, politics, philosophy, and more), art, the environment, new and renewable energies, and security technologies.

One of my ongoing projects that I began last year is the reworking of older and the translation of new technical documents and web pages as well as marketing texts for a leading global provider of high-performance outdoor perimeter security systems. >> Original English document
>> German Translation

On the other hand, I recently had the privilege of translating Susan Silas' Helmbrechts walk, a memorial testament to the forced march of 580 female Jewish prisoners at the end of the Second World War.

More Samples:
English to German (video/product introduction):
English original: voice-over text and on-screen text
German translation: voice-over text and on-screen text

German to English: social science text

Language Immersion:
I consider my immersion in the US-English language and culture for more than 25 years a unique and great competitive advantage for my work as a translator. I was also able to reconnect with my native-language roots while I lived in Austria, from August 2008 to May 2009, and continued my work as a professional translator.

Teaching Experience:
I can also look back on a successful 12-year long association with the University of Toledo in Ohio, teaching German as well as lecturing in Modern German Culture and Commerce, the latter in English.

The Advantage of my 19-Year Experience:

Although someone with great talent will be able to produce a good text, many years of practice in this profession sharpen one's skills and will ensure that the translated text is most effective. I bring to the task my extensive and unique knowledge of both languages and cultures, of many subject areas, a keen interest in and passion for my work, respect for the original writer and her/his objectives, and an innate linguistic talent.

Moreover, I write original text and also give English summaries of German texts. I also create German prose, as for example this German example, Seite 45, a piece inspired by the language of Austrian writer Peter Rosei.

For more information, please visit my website:
A Great Translation

I look forward to providing you with excellent service!
Bernhard Sulzer

This user has earned KudoZ points by helping other translators with PRO-level terms. Click point total(s) to see term translations provided.

Total pts earned: 2966
PRO-level pts: 2958

Top languages (PRO)
German to English1487
English to German1373
French to German4
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Business/Commerce (general)143
Law: Contract(s)142
Sports / Fitness / Recreation134
Marketing / Market Research125
Finance (general)115
Law (general)104
Poetry & Literature98
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