Welcome to my Website!
My name is Ruth Butterfield and I’m a freelance translator who works predominantly with businesses in German-speaking countries. If your company operates internationally and you’re looking for translation from German into English that...
- is accurate *
- reads like an original English text **
- retains the spirit of the German version
- is tailored to a British, American or international readership
...then you’ve come to the right place. Take a look around for more information.
And please remember, as Anthony Burgess said, “Translation is not a matter of words only: it is a matter of making intelligible a whole culture.”
* Sometimes even more accurate than the source text, as one customer attests: “Thanks to your excellent translation, I was able to correct mistakes in the original, which the artist had made in his own biography!”
** In case you want some evidence that my translations really do sound like original English texts, here’s some feedback from a reader: “Mario, who wrote this? It’s f***ing brilliant – and I mean that in all sincerity. I’d love to meet the writer.”
The document in question was a newsletter for the works council of a major software company.