Frequently Asked Questions
Do you translate restaurant menus?
Of course. Correct menus are very important. The guests need to know what they’re going to eat.
Can I hire you as an interpreter?
No, since I’m not an interpreter. I exclusively translate written text.
Do you translate user manuals?
That depends on the device the manual is meant for. It’s usually hard to translate the manual of a device one isn’t familiar with. Please contact me and tell me what device your manual is for and I will see if I can help you. For example, a manual for an iron would be easy to translate for me.
Are you authorised to make certified documents?
No, unfortunately, I’m not authorized to make certified documents. But I’m working on becoming authorized.
Which means of payment do you accept?
I accept PayPal and bank remittance. I prefer PayPal since it’s much quicker.
Can I come to your address and hand you my documents personally?
Please don’t. I am working from home and not from an office. So, only come to me after we made an appointment and only if it’s very urgent and can’t be discussed via telephone.
Can you issue a quote if I only tell you the amount of words of my document?
No. Unfortunately, I need to see the text before I can tell you the details of rates and duration of the task.
Do you translate from German to English as well?
Unfortunately, no. I would love to and I also possess the skill, but it’s safer to only translate into my first language.
Which file types are the most suitable?
The easiest way to edit a text is through an editable file,
- Office-Documents (Word, Excel, etc.)
- .psd (Text needs to be an editable layer.)
Not as good are files that have fixed, not editable texts, unless the text doesn’t
need to be translated within the actual file, but in a seperate document file I create.
This means: I can translate all the texts of images and photos, but can not put them into them.
That is what you would have to do.
The following types of files are, for example, not as suitable for translations:
Can I share a document in Google Docs with you?
Contact me if you want to share a document with me.
You will receive my email address in return.
I will check the document out and then contact you again.