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Legal and Technical Translation Services English-German, German-English, as well as French-German, French-English

Legal Translations and Technical Translations as well as Certified Translations of official instruments, deeds and documents belong to my main fields of acitivities since 1987. As a specialised legal and technical translator with many years of professional experience, I am perfectly familiar with numerous fields of knowledge, both, in the sector of law and engineering. This is why I am also aware of the numerous snares and pitfalls to be mastered when translating contracts, agreements and other legal texts or technical documentation. All those aids offered to us by software, tools and the internet will only be of value, if used by a competent translator capable of making the correct distinctions and differentiations, that even the most expensive software cannot make. Without human translator, no software can decide, whether in the English translation, the German term "Leiter" has to be rendered by "head" (in the sense of a 'divisional head') or rather by "ladder" (as a means of access) or by "conductor" (used in electrics). This is exactly where the wheat separates from the chaff, and where considerable quality differences are revealed in the results. What may perhaps still be acceptable for private use, is unusable for business and corporate purposes, as it would be highly detrimental to the corporate image, renown and the brand!

To avoid "undesirable side effects", i.e. unsatisfactory results, it is always recommendable to consult a professional translator, so as to make sure that legal or technical context is correctly rendered into the target language without modifying the original meaning and content. This is the only way to guarantee that factual relations and statements in agreements and contracts, legal documents, law texts, operating instructions, service manuals and technical documentions are preserved without falsification, that misunderstandings and ambiguities are avoided and that the target group is addressed in adequate manner. This task can neither be managed by a machine translation nor by an amateur with a working knowledge of the language but without professional linguistic background and experience, and even the best software will only produce poor resultats, as could be easily demonstrated by numerous examples found in operating instructions and in the internet.

Certified translations

of public instruments, like school-leaving certificates, testimonials, driving licences, court decisions, entries in the Commercial Register, a.s.o. may only be worked out by sworn translators as the translated version of such deeds and documents is as conclusive and legally binding as the original!

If you need my assistance as a professional technical or legal translator or in connection with certified translations of documents for official use, I am looking forward to your inquiry, for it is my daily routine to apply the  correct terminology and an adequate form of address of the respective target group. If you require a translation in other language combinations or other specialties not covered by me, you will possibly find a suitable translator colleague on this website

If you require technical or legal translation services from English to German or vice versa or from French to German, please contact me as follows:
Fon: +49 (2963) 96653-66
Fax: +49 (2963) 96653-67
mobile: +49 (176) 844 859 27

If you wish a free-of-charge quotation, please feel free to e-mail your inquiry with the source text to:

Of course, the files and data transmitted by you will be treated as stricly confidential and be deleted after max. 6 months, if no contract is concluded.
Move of translation office Jutta Kreienbaum from Herne to Brilon
Welcome to the new translation office at Brilon
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Phone: +49 2963 966 53 66
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