Translating lyrics

Poetry translation remains my favourite! This weekend, I translated a poem and a song: a chanson by Georgette Dee, whom I greatly appreciate. Now the American performance of the song will have subtitles in my translation, with rhyme and rhythm. Especially for singer-songwriters, a sensitive translation of the lyrics can…

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Academic translation and grants

„Wherefore art? Aesthetics after Darwin” by Winfried Menninghaus has finally been published in my English translation by Academic Studies Press – an evolutionary theory of the arts (painting, music, poetry, literature). The author, being a scholar, writes a serious academic German; we decided that the translation could be more reader-friendly…

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Good news all around

Summer is often a quiet time for translators and interpreters, but this one brings exciting assignments and requests: for Pavel – translations from his field (technical, law, start-ups), for me – translations that fit my specialization (academic, mainly Jewish studies and sociology). This time, I was commissioned to translate an…

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Google Ratings

Yay, we finally have 20 Google ratings! Customer recommendations are a good way to assess translation quality, and for us, the evaluations of our work as translators and interpreters are our favourite reading matter, as 20 out of 20 have awarded us 5 stars. Let me go through the references…

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a working week

A rather typical week in the life of an interpreter / translator: On Monday, I translated a chapter of a novel from Russian into German; On Tuesday, I translated an advertising text from German into English; On Wednesday, I was an interpreter at a technical schooling (Russian-German); On Thursday, I…

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Is there such a thing as a “conference translator”?

SEO optimization and text quality can be in conflict. For example, people often search for keywords such as “conference translator” or “simultaneous translator”, although somebody who works with languages in a booth is correctly called either a “simultaneous interpreter” or a “conference interpreter” – oral translation is normally described as…

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  • Daniel Barnes
    Daniel Barnes
    14:08 07 Jun 19
    Alexandra was very helpful during my meeting. She was quick to translate and able to express complex German legal statements in plain English to facilitate a quick and efficient meeting.
    Alex Pekarovsky
    Alex Pekarovsky
    19:46 25 Mar 19
    Very High Level of translation and communication. Had our translation very fast. And after I had an input , it found itself quickly into the translation. Very much recommended.
    Guy Meltzer
    Guy Meltzer
    11:07 07 Mar 19
    Excellent translation to German and outstanding service.We couldn't be more happy!
    Gabriel Rymberg
    Gabriel Rymberg
    12:06 26 Feb 19
    Alexandra is prompt in communications and excellent in delivery time and quality. We just recently started working together and I feel completely confident we will do so for a long time to come!
    Guliz Kavuncuoglu
    Guliz Kavuncuoglu
    20:53 19 Feb 19
    We have worked with Alex and Pavel as we needed help with simultaneous translation of a live workshop from German to English. It was great experience since they were very prompt in their communication pre and post of the project and they were quite flexible and were able to adapt quickly to the changes happened during our workshop. They were quite helpful not only as translators during our session but they felt like they were a part of the team.
    Stacey Donovan
    Stacey Donovan
    01:34 25 Sep 18
    In a word, Alexandra is delightful to work with: savvy, sharp, witty, thoughtful, concerned, gracious. There's not a moment when I doubt her commitment to a project, which says quite a lot in the book editing field. Thank you Alex!
    Anastasia Haller
    Anastasia Haller
    11:17 28 Jun 16
    Благодарим Александру за невероятно быстрый и качественный перевод. В задание так же было стихотворение, которое она перевела с сохранением рифмы и полной передачей смысла.
    Anna Drischluck
    Anna Drischluck
    14:51 06 Nov 15
    Ich arbeite mit Frau Berlina schon seit langer Zeit zusammen und muss sagen, dass ich ihre exzellente Arbeit als Übersetzerin und Dolmetscherin sehr zu schätzen weiß. Frau Berlina erfüllt die Aufträge stets immer einwandfrei und überpünktlich! Bei Fragen steht sie immer gerne zur Verfügung. Ich kann Frau Berlina jedem, der Wert auf schriftliche und mündliche Übersetzungen legt, nur empfehlen. Ich freue mich auf jeden Fall auf die weitere erfolgreiche Zusammenarbeit! Viele Grüße Anna Hermann
    Ирина Зуева
    Ирина Зуева
    07:16 13 Aug 15
    Александра сделала перевод информации для сайта с русского на немецкий грамотно, профессионально и раньше оговоренных сроков. Взяла на себя корректировку текста на русском языке, чем сильно облегчила поставленную мне задачу. Профессиональный переводчик! Рекомендую...
    Arkadiusz Wrobel
    Arkadiusz Wrobel
    10:51 26 Mar 15
    Sehr nette und unkomplizierte Zusammenarbeit, schon seit mehreren Jahren. Schnelle und gute Übersetzungen ins Englische und ins Russische. Ein wirklich zuverlässiger Partner, vor allem was Termine und Qualität der Übersetzungen angeht. Immer wieder gerne!
    Greg Kail
    Greg Kail
    08:07 26 Mar 15
    Замечательная работа и по срокам и по качеству.
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