Mareike K.
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English to German Translater w/ Localization & Transcreation expertise

Did you know that translations that are too literal, direct, plain or simply "word-for-word" are a common reason for why English-speaking businesses fail to even break into the German market? That’s because in order to build trust with any German-speaking target audience, your German software, mobile app, website, script, social media content or other piece of marketing and advertising copy needs to be culturally adapted and sound and feel natural by implementing creative writing or copywriting techniques. If you have an English language product or service in the health and wellness industry that you want to launch or grow in Germany, I am here to help. As a native German speaker who has garnered experience creatively "germanizing" not only words, but also messages and emotional responses, ever since obtaining a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in Germany and subsequently rerooting in the American Midwest in 2011, I can look over your content and tell you quickly if and how localization or transcreation is the right approach for your needs. The way it works is simple: Shoot me a message, making sure to include a document with or a link to the English source text you're looking to localize or transcreate for the German health and wellness market, along with any other details you think I should know. I'll reply promptly - usually within 30 minutes or so during regular business hours with online (green) or away (orange) status and the same day with offline (grey) status - and let you know all of the following: 1) My thoughts on how to successfully create a fully adapted German localization or transcreation for your product or service 2) An estimated turnaround time and cost for this process (transcreation can be difficult and entail more work than a localization or more direct translation, but it’s worth the extra time commitment) 3) Suggestions for next steps There's no risk and no obligation so feel free to send me a message even if it's just to "put a feeler out there". And in case you already have a piece of German language copy that isn’t performing the way you'd hoped it would, doesn't mean all is lost. If you read my 300+ overwhelmingly positive reviews from previous happy clients (many of whom went on to hire me to improve their existing subpar localizations and transcreations), you'll see that I take an holistic approach to my clients’ goals and my commitment to my clients very seriously. So send me a message and let's talk. And while it should go without saying: In the event that I feel that my skills aren’t the right fit for your particular project, I promise to always let you know up front and try connect you with a better suited language service provider. – Dr. vet. med. Mareike Kraatz PS: Concerned about freelancers blindly relying on free machine translations? Well, here’s my advice based on a decade of experience on Upwork: The dangers of poorly or unedited artificial intelligence–generated translations are unfortunately real. And while app, software and website localizations can benefit from the productivity and consistency boosting features of so-called Computer Assisted Translation (CAT) software – such as my most trusted choice SDL Trados Studio -usually any kind of marketing and advertising copy is best transcreated solely by a human mind with cross-cultural experience and creative business acumen.

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You will get reviewed (proofread, edited, fact-checked) version of your German document

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You will get a German translation of your English file (medical/technical)

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You will get a German translation of your English file (general/non-technical)

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