As a German-American novelist, I’m fully English-German bilingual. I’ve lived about one half of my life in Germany and the latter half in the U.S. Now I’m back in Germany. Because of my full-time author career and my focus on the English language, I’m highly qualified to do German-to-English translation, ranging from letters to novel manuscripts. Novels are my specialty as I have developed thorough expertise in writing fiction.
However, as a former marketing and PR professional I’m also well-suited to translate non-fiction and business-related materials.
Typically I charge between $0.12 and $0.18 per word, depending on the type of document and technical difficulty. Most novels will be in the $0.12-0.15 per word range. Turn-around times depend on document length and my personal workload. I will do my best to fit into your schedule. Some minimum charges apply, for instance in the case of a single letter. Please keep in mind that manuscripts slated for publication still require an edit by an independent professional editor.
Payments can be made via PayPal or bank transfer, whatever is easiest. Please contact me for more information and to request a sample translation. I charge one half up front and the remaining half is payable within 15 days of receipt.