Member since Nov '01

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

Karl Apsel
Law, Finance, Patents & More

Local time: 08:38 GMT (GMT+0)

Native in: German Native in German
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Your Partner for Legal, Financial and Real Estate Translations from English to German and German to English.
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Interpreting
Specializes in:
Law (general)Finance (general)
PatentsLaw: Contract(s)
Law: Patents, Trademarks, CopyrightInvestment / Securities
EconomicsReal Estate
Business/Commerce (general)Government / Politics

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Translation education Graduate diploma - DipTrans (IoLET)
Experience Years of experience: 25. Registered at Mar 2001. Became a member: Nov 2001. Certified PRO certificate(s)
Credentials English to German (Irish Translators' and Interpreters' Association / Cumann Aistritheoirí agus Teangairí na hÉireann, verified)
English to German (MA Conference Interpreting National University of Ireland Galway , verified)
German to English (MA Conference Interpreting National University of Ireland Galway , verified)
English to German (DipTrans (IoLET), verified)
Memberships BDÜ, ITIA
Software Adobe Acrobat, memoQ, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, SDLX, Wordfast
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Professional practices Karl Apsel endorses's Professional Guidelines.


Reliability & Quality since 1995

Legal Translations - Business & Finance Translations - Patent Translations - Real Estate Translations
German - English - German

I translate 40,000-60,000 words per month, every month!

I am a native German speaker, qualified Conference Interpreter (German (A), English (B)) and translator. I have worked as freelance translator from English to German since 1995. I translate between 40,000 to 60,000 words per month, every month, in my areas of specialization (law, finance, patents, real estate). Quality, confidentiality and absolute reliability – in short, a high degree of professionalism - is always at the core of my work and I have worked for many of my clients for many years.
Find more information on my website!

Qualifications & Associations

MA in Conference Interpreting
National University of Ireland Galway

Diploma in Translation - DipTrans (IoLET)
Institute of Linguists Diploma in Translation

Master of Law (LLM) in European and Comparative Law
(First Class Honours), University of Limerick, Ireland

Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
(2.1 Honours), University of Limerick, Ireland

Certificate in Auctioneering and Real Estate Practice,
Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers (IPAV), Ireland

Member of the German Translators' and Interpreters' Association BDÜ

Professional Member of the Irish Translators' and Interpreters' Association (MITIA) and member of the ITIA Executive Committee Certified PRO and member since 2001

Professional Background

Freelance Translator (English to German, German to English) since 1995

Conference Interpreting Trainer at the National University of Ireland, Galway

Real Estate Consultant (acquisition/sale of real estate property in Ireland and Germany)

Lecturer and Tutor in Law (Limerick Institute of Technology, University of Limerick)

Translation Service Manager (among other) in charge of managing translation services to Ireland's Presidency of the European Union in 2004 (followed by the provision of translation services to the EU Presidencies of the UK and the Netherlands)


Available on request. Please contact me. But please also read the genuine testimonials below!

What my clients say about me:

"Excellent translator, very competent and reliable." Translation Outsourcer, USA "I won't try anybody else, especially when it comes to law and real estate." Translation Outsourcer, France "We gladly confirm that Mr Apsel's work has always been to our and our clients' full satisfaction. We will be happy to continue to use his services in future." Law Offices, Cologne, Germany "Mr Apsel's work was always to our and our clients' full satisfaction." Translation Outsourcer, Hong Kong, China "Thank you very, very much for all your hard work today - you did a beautiful job! Without you that would not have been possible - not even remotely! You helped me out in a major way today :-)" Company Director, IT Firm, Ireland "Mr Apsel is very professional, helpful and friendly." Online Review Board "The project finally went well and one very positive spin-off was getting to know you through it." Translation Outsourcer, London, UK "Friendly, organised and hardworking - Karl Apsel is always a pleasure to work with." Online Review Board "Mr Apsel's language and other services contributed significantly to the smooth completion of numerous property deals." Overseas Property Consultancy Firm, Ireland "A brilliant translation! I'm really impressed. I dare to say that the German version sounds better than the source text - but, please, don't tell the client ..." Proofreader Comment to Translation Outsourcer, UK "You are the first on my list if I ever have something to translate from English into German!" Translation Outsourcer, Paris, France "Professional and reliable translator! Nice experience!" Translation Outsourcer, India "Karl is an excellent linguist and we have been very pleased about the work he has delivered. Our reviewers consider his work among the best. We would definitely recommend his services. " Translation Outsourcer, UK "Excellent work, excellent communication, always friendly and willing to help, even under pressure and chaotic circumstances ... THANKS, KARL!!" Translation Outsourcer, Germany "You are one of my favourite translators!" Translation Outsourcer, London, UK

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