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Stefan

Stefan

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Hi. My name is Stefan.

I lived in a few places and learned to speak a few languages.

My family moved around a lot while I was still growing up, and every time we moved to a new place, I had to learn the local language to get by (“survival linguistics”, as I like to call it).

So my mother tongue is German. My family is German, I was born in Germany and lived there until I was 7. My English, however, is pretty much on the same level – I went to English-speaking schools all my life and then to university in the UK, plus I lived in the USA for a time as well. Then there’s French, which I learned while living in Belgium, France, and Switzerland, and am fairly fluent in. Last but not least, I’m also a competent speaker of Mandarin Chinese, having studied it at university level for 4 years, including an exchange year in Shanghai. I can also speak basic Spanish and bits of Japanese, Russian, Korean and Bahasa Indonesia, but it’ll be a while before those I add any of those to my working languages…

Then I went to university.

  • Master’s degree in Applied Translation Studies with French and German – Merit – from University of Leeds (GB) in 2010
  • Bachelor’s Honors degree in Linguistics with Chinese – 2:1 – from University of Newcastle (GB) in 2006
  • HSK, the Chinese Proficiency Test – level 4 – administered by China National Office for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language in Shanghai (CHN) in 2005

Now, languages are my work.

I mainly work in translation and text review, and additionally offer copy writing, transcription, subtitling, voice over, and interpreting services. I’ve been doing all of this for a while now.

How did I end up in this line of work, you ask?

Well, one day my friend called me up and asked if I wanted to translate his website, because “you know, you speak German and that”. I said yes, and ended up enjoying it a lot more than the other job I had at the time. It was the start of something…

The laptop

The laptop

IT specialist

Fully equipped with software for:

  • Translation and review
  • Word processing
  • Subtitling
  • Image processing
  • Sound editing
Tools of the trade

Tools of the trade

... very helpful

The following help me get things done:

  • pen and paper
  • my glasses
  • hot beverages
  • internet sites
  • dictionaries (online or other)
Now we're speaking the same language!

Services

Translation

Quality text translations German English French Chinese into German English
  • Specializing in: games & video games, arts, literature & poetry, humanitarian, journalism, administrative, marketing, travel & tourism, linguistics, sports & fitness, clothing
  • Support for wide a range of file formats using computer-assisted translation tools and other translation memory software

Text review

Professional proofreading and text editing services
  • For texts with target language German or English
  • Available for previously translated as well as monolingual texts

Other services

Also available for the following services:
  • copy writing
  • transcription
  • subtitling
  • voiceovers
  • interpreting
 

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Some projects

Some co-operators

Feedback

Professional translator, respects deadlines, smooth communication. Thank you, Stefan!

Brigitte

ATT Translation

You worked very hard and got very involved in this project, so I would like to personally thank you!

Medina

UBISOFT

Competent, reliable and very accurate.

Vanessa

VS Sprachenservice

Danke für die schnelle Lieferung.

Charlotte

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Let’s build

Interested in working together?

Contact

Address: on an island
Phone: [+447801889923]

Availability

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