Thank you for your interest in my services.
I am a native German graduate translator with many years of work experience. Already during my studies, I have gained expert knowledge in public relations, marketing as well as in economics and have been translating such texts since that time. Thanks to my solid know-how, I can offer accurate translations in my fields of expertise.
Ever since I was a young boy, I have had a passion for languages and cultures. Now it is my profession. I hold a bachelor's degree in Technical Translation from Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences and a master's degree in Translatology from Leipzig University, Institute for Applied Linguistics & Translatology.
Since 2013, I have been working as a freelance translator for companies, language service providers as well as for individuals in Leipzig and worldwide. I am also publicly appointed and sworn by the president of the Higher Regional Court Dresden, Germany, as a translator for the English language for legal and official purposes.
From May 2017 until March 2019, I worked as a Research Associate at Hildesheim University, Institute for Translatology and Technical Communication, where I was teaching students. At the moment, I pursue a PhD in Applied Linguistics and Translation Studies.
I offer high-quality translations from English and French into German, and from German to English. For translations into English, I work closely together with experienced native English translators. Furthermore, I also offer related language services such as proofreading, desktop publishing and copywriting/transcreation.
By participating in (online) seminars and advanced training courses, I am constantly striving to expand my knowledge in my specialist areas. In this way, I keep track of current developments and the latest terminology. I am also happy to pass on my own knowledge to translators. For example, I have published a book on the challenges and strategies of translating marketing texts. You can find more information about my book here.
I would be happy to support you. With me as a one-stop service provider, you have an expert partner for everything language-related. As an experienced and creative translator, I can offer customized solutions tailored to your needs.
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I will also translate documents concerning other topics for you if I feel that I can offer a high-quality translation.
"We are very satisfied with the high quality and professional work Ralph does and look forward to working with him for many years to come."
- Tea C. Dietterich, CEO at 2M Language Services, Australia
"I would like to thank you for the great cooperation that we have. We have been working together now for a few years regarding stock photography. The translation of keywords and image captions works like a clockwork; that’s just how I wanted it to be. Even if I’m a bit late with the source, I always get my translations on time. I’m glad to have you as my translator and would be happy to continue our cooperation for many years to come. Kind regards."
- Frank Fiedler, CEO at Frank Fiedler Gestaltungsservice, Berlin
"In his translation work, he especially made himself familiar with the terminology requested by the client and used it throughout all translations. Other specialist translators (...) praised Mr. Smyreck’s translations for their consistently high quality."
- Intercontact GmbH Schälike, Dresden