FOAK: Anybody here a professional German/English translator?

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by Timo Geusch, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. Timo Geusch

    Timo Geusch Guest

    That is "professional" as in "being able to certify the translations".

    I need some documents translated from German into English pretty soon
    and the US visa bods required the translation to be certified, so I
    can't do it myself (well, for obvious reasons).

    Do we have someone here or at least a recommendation before I pick a
    random translator out of the Yellow Pages?
     
    Timo Geusch, Feb 23, 2009
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    Gingerpose Guest

    I used to work for a Glasgow based company called German Language Services a
    few years back. I they are still going (ok it was more like 15 years ago) I
    would recommend them. Used to do a lot of work for various official bodies,
    police etc. Alas, I cannot give you more details as I can't access the net
    proper at the mo.
     
    Gingerpose, Feb 23, 2009
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  3. Timo Geusch

    des Guest

    Local courthouse (or whatever your equivalent is in England) should have
    a list of them. They do over here. And town halls. They should be a
    tad more reliable than the Yellow Pages.

    D.
     
    des, Feb 23, 2009
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  4. Timo Geusch

    Tosspot Guest

    *Bwaarp..bwarrrp* Don't do this, a notar will charge you a percentage
    of the assessed value of the document he is translating (for insurance
    purposes), that might, if it's to do with property, be charged at, oh,
    I dunno, 5,000 euros. The person in question might be along in a bit
    to explain why this is a bad idea.

    However, if you *really* want a certified translation, be prepared to
    pay a percentage.
     
    Tosspot, Feb 23, 2009
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  5. Timo Geusch

    des Guest

    Fucking hell. Five grand? I paid like sixty euro a piece when I was
    getting the papers for naturalisation.

    D.
     
    des, Feb 23, 2009
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  6. Timo Geusch

    Timo Geusch Guest

    We're talking visa here, not property transaction.
    I don't need a notarised version, just one where a professional
    translator certifies that the translation is complete and accurate.
     
    Timo Geusch, Feb 23, 2009
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    wessie Guest

    do you have any contacts in academia? There are some obvious candidates
    here. Might get it done for a couple of gallons of paraffin...
     
    wessie, Feb 23, 2009
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  8. Timo Geusch

    Gingerpose Guest

    http://www.glslanguageservices.co.uk/

    is the site for the place I mentioned. been on the go since 83 so must be
    doing something right.
     
    Gingerpose, Feb 23, 2009
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  9. Timo Geusch

    Tosspot Guest

    I tell you it's not negotiable, it's a fixed percentage of the value
    of the documents. In this case an inherited property worth a quarter
    of a million. It was a mistake not to be repeated. We are sure there
    must be another way around this, but so far everyone says no.
     
    Tosspot, Feb 24, 2009
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  10. Timo Geusch

    Tosspot Guest

    <phew> I'll have an ask at work today, someone might know a translator.
     
    Tosspot, Feb 24, 2009
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    Eiron Guest

    So on that scale, Des is worth 3000 euros. :)
     
    Eiron, Feb 24, 2009
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    des Guest

    Cheap at the price.

    D.
     
    des, Feb 24, 2009
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    Simon Wilson Guest

    I can recommend Nicole - here: http://www.nya-linguistics.com/index2.html
     
    Simon Wilson, Feb 24, 2009
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    Adrian Guest

    Adrian, Feb 24, 2009
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  15. Wicked Uncle Nigel, Feb 24, 2009
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  16. Timo Geusch

    M J Carley Guest

    A friend of mine is a professional translator and I think she can do
    German. I've dropped her a line and should have a response fairly
    soon.
     
    M J Carley, Feb 24, 2009
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    zymurgy Guest

    Who did the sketch where Papa met Nicole in the Red light district ?

    Not the Nine O'Clock News ?

    P.
     
    zymurgy, Feb 24, 2009
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    darsy Guest

    Bob?
     
    darsy, Feb 24, 2009
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  19. Timo Geusch

    Timo Geusch Guest

    Any joy yet or is it too soon to tell?
     
    Timo Geusch, Feb 27, 2009
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    M J Carley Guest

    She's snowed under at the mo and can't manage it.
     
    M J Carley, Feb 27, 2009
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