About me

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Ralph Smyreck, M. A. – Specialist Translator and Transcreator

Thank you for your interest in my services.


I am a native German graduate translator for English, French and Danish 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. And because I never tire of learning about translation, I am currently working on my PhD in Applied Linguistics and Translation Studies.


Since 2013, I have been working as a freelance translator for companies, public authorities 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.


I offer high-quality translations from English, French and Danish into German. In cooperation with other freelance technical translators, I also offer translations into English, French and Danish by native speakers. Furthermore, I 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. This way, I keep track of current industry developments and the latest terminology. I am also happy to pass on my own knowledge to other translators. For example, I have published a book on the challenges and strategies of translating advertisement and 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.


If you need more information about me or my services, please feel free to ask.


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