Working Together to Create the Perfect Finish

Working Together to Create the Perfect Finish

German to English Translations for the Coatings Industry

Paint and coatings manufacturers who regularly need translations in their international marketing usually take one of two approaches:
  1. Pick a translator or translation agency and pay for a professional job. Then spend valuable time correcting specialist terminology they just couldn’t grasp.
  2. Do the translation yourself. After all, you know your industry best and speak fluent English. It stops your other work, but this way you’re satisfied with the result.

Both these options have their disadvantages. Hopefully you caught any translation errors before your documents were published, saving embarrassment and ensuring your reputation for superb quality and attention to detail remains intact. And it can take time to transform fluent English into flawless native English that attracts new business and compels your international reader to find out more.

There is a third way

A translator who knows your industry and your market. Who understands that your time and money is valuable, and that neither can be wasted.

You’ve probably read my work before. I’ve written and edited articles for the European Coatings Journal, translated brochures and press releases ahead of exhibitions and product launches, and translated or proofread a whole host of technical product literature targeted at both end users and other companies in the supply chain.

Having spent time in the lab and inside manufacturing companies during my career, I’m familiar with some of the challenges you face. This experience and my chemistry degree gives me the insight and understanding of the science and technology behind your products in the coatings industry.

My services include translations, editing, or writing articles for German businesses that include:

  • A paint company with a turnover of 92 million euros a year
  • A chemical manufacturer that posted €4.9 billion in 2017
  • A trade journal with a readership of 24,000 coatings professionals
Just like them, you’ve got enough to worry about being REACH compliant, customising your formulations, and reducing VOCs.

Making Life Easier

Here’s how I can make your life easier – and ultimately more profitable.

You’ll be able to talk directly with me, your translator, rather than an assigned project manager who then outsources your work to a varied group of freelancers. And that direct communication will save you both time and money.

You’ll get a partner who is invested in your results. I deal with a select group of businesses because I spend time getting to know each and every one, and celebrate your successes with you.

You get more time to spend on your business, or with your staff, while I craft your translation. Rest assured, I understand how to communicate specialist subject matter effectively so there’s no need to spend time correcting the finished translation. It’ll be ready for use on delivery.

No more choosing a translation service just because it’s local and therefore easier. Make your choice based on the results and best fit for you and your industry. I live in the UK but regularly travel to Germany and Austria for industry events and to meet my clients in person. You can speak to me in German, pay in euros, and talk face-to-face via video conferencing software.

You’ll receive expert translations written by a qualified, native English specialist, that have been quality assured by my trusted proofreader. You can be proud of high-quality, engaging translations that best reflect your brand. My clients stay with me because they don’t need to go anywhere else.

Enjoy peace of mind while I make it easy for you to do business abroad. Your reputation is in safe hands. Never again deal with a translator who can’t tell a binder from a dispersant.

More Than Just Translation

Just as a functional coating does more than just cover a surface, it’s not enough to simply “cover” your German documents with English words and phrases.

You need a translation that works hard and smart. An expert translation that presents the best possible version of your company and compels readers to take action. A technically accurate text that generates the international enquiries and sales you need to grow your business.

And it’s easy to find.

Just email me at [email protected] and make your next project the most satisfying yet.

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