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Dirk Späth | Elance
 
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Dirk Späth

English German Translator
   Germany
  |   Freiburg, Baden
  |  4:59 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $28

I'm a English to German translator (and vice versa).

I am a native German speaker who grew up Germany.
I worked for 13 years as a nurse in the University Hospital in Freiburg, Germany.
In June 2013 I quit my job to become a dive instructor and a digital nomad.

I started working on Elance in March 2013 as a German to English translator.

Since my students exchange in the USA (Pennsylvania) I am fluent in both written and spoken English. I have also spend periods of time in other English speaking countries (Australia, GB, India) and thus I'm...

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Jul 10, 2014|Translation|$151|Completed
Mar 11, 2014|German <-> English Translation|$0|Completed
Feb 12, 2014|Translation|$20|Completed
Jan 4, 2014|Translation|$130|Completed
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Portfolio

Translation of "The Skies of Echelon" app game from English to German.
Translation of an English USB microphone user guide into German.
http://bluemic.com/snowball/#/manuals/

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Translation English German
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Service Description

I don't offer English to German translations. I offer to deliver a German text that expresses exactly what you want to say without sounding like a translation but like a text written in German.

Translation is not a mere translation of single words in a certian order. It is a transfer of information from one cultural, historical and linguistic context into another. That's why Google and similar translations are such epic failures.
There are a lot of nuances in language and to recognize and understand them is much easier than to express them. That's why it's so important to have a native speaker because only they know the language well enough to express all the nuances of the original text. Because many nuances are not only linguistic but are of a cultural nature too.

With all that in mind I can offer you a precise translation of your text into German.
Usually my turnaround is about 1000 words per 24 hours, 7000 words per week. However if you need your text sooner that is certainly possible. Please ask.

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Employment

Likya Diving
Scuba Diving Instructor
2014 - Present
Likya Diving Center
Divemaster
2013 - 2013
Meona
Trainer
2012 - 2013
University Hospital of Freiburg, Germany
Nurse
2000 - 2013

Education

Staudinger Gesamtschule
Abitur
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translate
translation
übersetzung
übersetzungen
übersetzen
dolmetschen
deutsch-englisch
german-english
english-german
englisch-deutsch
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