Working languages:
German to English
Dutch to English
Afrikaans to English

Magnette Coetzer
Experienced, Reliable, Creative.

South Africa

Native in: English 
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Oct 31, 2018 (posted via  Today I completed a 3k handbook for a surfboard DE>EN, as well as a bank mortgage document of 500 words. NL>EN ...more, + 15 other entries »
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As an experienced translator and writer, I translate with accuracy, crafting words with subtlety.

In a globalized world, it's important to have a competitive edge. As a media professional with advertising and marketing expertise, I understand what it takes to target your message with precision.

As a certified Translator with One Hour Translation (OHT), I have completed over 730 projects for OHT to date, and in excess of 2000 projects of varying size for other clients over the years.

At OHT I have an internal rating of 9.64 / 10. I also regularly work for Janus International, Vertaal NL, Faust Translations, Telelingua and an array of private clients.

Whether creative copy, legal or academic texts, I hit the mark by adopting the right tone and carefully selecting the appropriate words.

Your content and my expertise, the perfect partnership!


I specialize in:  legal, academic, marketing, film, advertising, transcreation and copywriting texts, as well as general business texts.

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Education & Linguistic Skills

Language Skills:

English     (Written and Spoken, 1st Native Language)

German    (Written and Spoken, 2nd Native Language)

Afrikaans  (Written and Spoken, 3rd Native Language)

Dutch      (Written and Spoken) Professional translation proficiency as the source language

Language Pairs:

Translation German > English (UK, US, Mid-Atlantic)

Afrikaans > English

Dutch > English

Software & CAT Packages:

Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Adobe Acrobat, MemoQ, SDL Trados, SmartCAT, Across


Certifications, Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree:  University of Cape Town Majors: Drama and Political Studies

TKT Certificate – University of Cambridge (ESOL EXAMS)

Professional Linguistic Skills

Translation and trans-creation in all three language pairs

Copywriting in English

Editing, proofreading, reviewing in English

Transcription and translation, as well as sub-titling of audio and video material with or without time-coding

Language & Training Skills:  Language & Voice Training, Voice-Overs,  Drama and Accent Coaching

More information and full CV provided on request.

Keywords: Translator, DE>EN, German to English, business, legal, automotive, marketing, CV's, contracts, copy-wrting, fiction,

Profile last updated
May 21, 2019

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