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  • Michael Mangelsdorf
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  • Very thorough, as always [...]
  • Vielen Dank für die gute Zusammenarbeit. Wir werden uns gerne wieder an Sie wenden.
  • Noch einmal vielen Dank für die gute Adaption des Textes, der Kunde war sehr zufrieden!
  • Fast, reliable, accurate: working with you is a guarantee for high-quality translations. We hope to co-operate with you again!
  • This may sound rather strange but I would like you to send in a second invoice [...] for the same money again as I think your initial invoice was not for enough money in respect to your contribution.
I've started this business in September 2005 and now in 2024 it has been requested by clients in 19 countries – Thank you!

What I do

I translate electronic files from English or French into German for international translation agencies on a freelance basis. Other related tasks I am asked to do are proof-reading, editing and language quality analysis.

With almost 20 years of experience doing this full-time, my clients now benefit from a proven set of good practices and professional tools.

Some of my clients have been regulars with relatively high volume for well over 15 years. Project managers have thanked me for being consistently friendly, professional and flexible, and of the thousands of projects I delivered, I think 2 or 3 were delivered past the agreed deadline.

My work background includes in-house jobs such as software developer, client administrator and support, document indexing and (CELTA certified) English language teacher. I've lived a few years in intercultural settings in Paris, London, and Kyoto and I hold a bachelor of science degree in Mathematics.

Lastly, my remuneration is intuitively based on the number of words in the source file, at a rate of 10 cents/EUR (roughly USD) per word.