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English to German
German (monolingual)

Berit Kostka, PhD
EN>DE Sailing / Tourism / Biology

Local time: 18:56 CEST (GMT+2)

Native in: German (Variant: Germany) Native in German
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Jan 9, 2020 (posted via  Just finishing a translation of an owner manual for 50' motor yacht ...more, + 36 other entries »
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Specialist English to German translations backed by experience in <i>your</i> industry.
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Website localization
Specializes in:
Ships, Sailing, MaritimeTourism & Travel
ZoologyEnvironment & Ecology
Livestock / Animal Husbandry

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 324, Questions answered: 134, Questions asked: 13
Project History 1 projects entered    1 positive feedback from outsourcers

Payment methods accepted PayPal, Wire transfer, Payoneer, Veem
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 5
Glossaries biology/environment, food/culinary, ships/sailing/maritime, tech/engineering, tourism/travel, Veterinary/Livestock
Translation education PhD - Biology (Queen's University Belfast), researcher, professional in the tourism, hotel and catering industry, yacht skipper and dinghy sailing instructor (altogether 10 years living and working in English speaking countries).
Experience Years of experience: 7. Registered at Jan 2014. Became a member: Jan 2014. Certified PRO certificate(s)
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TeamsEnvironmental translators, Food, Nutrition and Culinary Translators
Software Lingotek, MemSource Cloud, Smartling
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Specialist English to German Language Services

Marketing - Technical - Science
About me

As a native German speaker who has lived and worked in English-speaking countries for 10 consecutive years, I offer specialist English to German translations to businesses and organisations in the maritime, tourism and biology sectors distinguished by education, training and practical experience in all my areas of expertise.

When working with me, you therefore not only book my skills as a translator, but also my knowledge as a biologist, sailor and former employee in the tourism industry. This means you can count on a constructive collaboration based on shared interests to set you up with a convincing German business presence that stays true to your brand, provides your audience with a culturally relevant, satisfying experience and keeps your business moving forward.

You can find more information about my professional background here.

Technical documentation, websites, marketing

The world of boating and shipping is characterised by its very own specialist language. If you want to bring your products to the German market or offer a personalised service, it is vital that these technical terms are correctly rendered, so that you can maintain your professional business presence and your products are safe and easy to use.

As a boater and qualified yacht skipper myself, I am familiar with the peculiarities of the nautical language. Thus I can offer you peace of mind that translation mishaps are now a thing of the past and that your business is in the hands of someone who, out of personal interest, has your success at heart.

Does this sound like a good match to you? Then get in touch and let's talk about how I can help you!

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Websites, marketing, travel guides, gastronomy

Tourism texts convert by making their readers dream and excited about spending their most precious time of the year at your location. On top of that, with the internet being the go-to resource for travel planning and booking, those texts need to be SEO-friendly to rank you at the top of the search results.

With my experience in the tourism sector behind the desk and as a customer, you can rest assured that your documents will not only be appealingly translated, but also localised for your specific audience taking all cultural and idiomatic issues into consideration. This means you can enjoy the best possible set-up to attract and engage a German audience.

Let me help you with an inviting, culturally relevant business presence that your German-speaking audience will love!

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Publications, reports, articles, websites, textbooks

Scientific texts are highly complex with a large quantity of specialised terminology and written in their very own specific style. Translating such texts therefore requires a high level of skill and understanding of the subject matter to maintain accuracy and persuasiveness in the new language.

With a PhD in biology including research experience in wildlife ecology and farm animal welfare, my translation services aim at research institutions, publishers, businesses and organisations in the biosciences as well as the nature conservation, animal husbandry or animal care sectors.

Do you require a translator with specialist training to handle your documents? Then let's see how I can help you!

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