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Where can I go to in order to get a contract translated from German to English? I need it to be done very well, so a professional is required. Although it should not be a "certified" translator.


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All translators here are certified, look for an "Übersetzer"

http://yellow.local.ch/en/q/?what=%C...id=directories
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Where can I go to in order to get a contract translated from German to English? I need it to be done very well, so a professional is required. Although it should not be a "certified" translator.


Thanks a lot in advance.
While there of course are lots of prestigious and expensive translation services in Zürich, I might remind you of the fact that thousands of Swiss people hold the "Cambridge Proficiency Certificate" and to obtain this certificate had to prove that they were/are able to do a proper and good translation of practically EVERY possible text. Those "Cambridgers" make Birchermüesli out of you if you fail
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you would be best served to pay for an attorney to review, since any German to English translation is less than perfect for purposes of contract review.
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Re: German to English Translation

We offer very affordable translations on our website, have a look at www.moxie.ch
All the translations are done by professionals, we can guarantee the quality. We do not offer certification since we work online, which is apparently not an issue for your case.
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While there of course are lots of prestigious and expensive translation services in Zürich, I might remind you of the fact that thousands of Swiss people hold the "Cambridge Proficiency Certificate" and to obtain this certificate had to prove that they were/are able to do a proper and good translation of practically EVERY possible text. Those "Cambridgers" make Birchermüesli out of you if you fail

Translations are not part of the Cambridge Proficiency Test.
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Where can I go to in order to get a contract translated from German to English? I need it to be done very well, so a professional is required. Although it should not be a "certified" translator.


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Do you just want to know what something says so you can understand it? Or do you want a replica translation of the document?
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Translations are not part of the Cambridge Proficiency Test.
True, but the various things tested mean that you have a sufficient understanding to express whatever required. I no longer remember the details of the LOWER ... it may have been similar. But at the end of apprenticeship, you had to do endless translations into English and French. And that is what most Swiss have to pass through.

In short, people with a serious command of English, and there are thousands here, CAN do whatever translation needed
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True, but the various things tested mean that you have a sufficient understanding to express whatever required. I no longer remember the details of the LOWER ... it may have been similar. But at the end of apprenticeship, you had to do endless translations into English and French. And that is what most Swiss have to pass through.

In short, people with a serious command of English, and there are thousands here, CAN do whatever translation needed
Not really. This person is looking for a translation from German into English. A Swiss person who has the Proficiency Certificate would be quite good at translating from English into German, but not necessarily the other way around. Translations, generally, should be done from foreign into your own language.

In any event, translation is a skill that requires more that just knowledge of two langauges. Thats why thier are specific training courses for it. The Cambridge Profiency is prerequiste for many translation courses, but should not be confused with a the translation qualification itself.

By the way, I'm not really sure what you on about when talking about "LOWER" and apprenticeship.
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Re: German to English Translation

Hello, I have recently used Textmaker.ch for a translation and Daniel did a great job. He was efficient and charged me a very reasonable price.
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Where can I go to in order to get a contract translated from German to English? I need it to be done very well, so a professional is required. Although it should not be a "certified" translator.


Thanks a lot in advance.
Good morning--I am a professional translator. Translation into English should only be done by dative speakers (I am American), especially for something like this. I would be happy to discuss this job. I charge 3.50 to 4 francs (according to difficulty) per line (55 key strokes).
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Good morning--I am a professional translator. Translation into English should only be done by dative speakers (I am American), especially for something like this. I would be happy to discuss this job. I charge 3.50 to 4 francs (according to difficulty) per line (55 key strokes).
Quick note: proofread my own text, and saw that I wrote "dative" instead of "native"--proofreading is key! Cheers.
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Re: German to English Translation

I agree with Stifoan. The Cambrige Proficiency proves you can express yourself in English - but this does not mean you can translate well.

A learner with a vocabulary of 2000 words can understand 96% of spoken words but only 80% of average written text. A learner with 6000 words understands 90%. However, using them correctly in context is far more difficult. Like asking an equestrian to ride a tiger.

From Wikipedia, a 1995 study estimated the vocabulary size of first-year college students (high-school educated) at about 12,000, and college-educated speakers at about 17,000 word families.

With the help of a dictionary you can be more precise, but only a native speaker can choose easily between close synonyms. "A Swiss with CPE would be quite good at translating from English into German, but not necessarily the other way around." I'm an English teacher, but no matter how long I learn German, I will always be very wary of translating into it.

Check your vocabulary on http://my.vocabularysize.com/
Practice on http://www.freerice.org
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