Translations

"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.

True art selects and paraphrases, but seldom gives a verbatim translation. Thomas Bailey Aldrich
Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/translation.html