"True art selects and paraphrases, but seldom gives a verbatim translation."
Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1836 - 1907)
Translation is so much more than just replacing one word in one language with another in a different one. It is the art of putting the essence of a text in words so that somebody from a different culture understands the intended meaning. This is the reason why machine translation, while it definitely has made a huge difference to the modern world, will never be as good as a translation by a human being with a lot of background knowledge, curiosity and intercultural competence.
For me, translation is building bridges between people. I want to help people with different backgrounds to understand each other and share their thoughts, ideas and goals.
I translate from English to German and vice versa. I do not offer certified translation of legal documents.
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