About our business
We are a family-owned German-Australian business, with our document-processing facility located in Melbourne, Victoria, and with staff all over Australia. We have specialised in certified (NAATI) translations for many years now – our longstanding experience is well known in the industry. We love language! That’s why we develop language-related materials, publish articles, and collaborate with other translation agencies. We always give our best and go the extra mile, as we passionately believe in good relationships with our clients, business partners and stakeholders.
Through the years, we have handled thousands of translation requests, and delivered the best possible service to our clients.We have built lasting relationships with individuals from all walks of life, as well as businesses and professionals. This is all possible because we operate according to three basic principles:
- Quality. Our translators are NAATI-accredited. They have undergone assessments and are qualified to provide accurate translations for a wide variety of documents.
- Fast Service. We respond to emails and chat queries as quickly as possible. To ensure that translation requests are delivered on time, our project managers work hand in hand with translators and quality controllers.
- Attention to detail. To deliver documents that are fully accurate, translations are reviewed and processed by translators, project managers, and quality controllers.
Professional Translations you can trust
We have established systems in place to ensure that quality standards are met, and even exceeded. This includes our cutting-edge proofreading service,which is included with all translations.
Our procedures are constantly updated, refined and polished to ensure our competitive advantage. This allows us to offer you the cheapest possible prices and the quickest handling of your translations and enquiries. We usually attend to most enquiries within one hour, and always reply to emails within one business day. Our translations are done as quickly as possible, with a standard turnaround time of only three business days – but without ever compromising quality. However, we do offer express translations, and can complete a job in as little as three hours if required. While our main office is located in Melbourne, several of our translators are scattered throughout Australia. It doesn’t matter whether you live in Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, Adelaide or Sobane – we can handle everything by email!
About the German language
Worldwide, nearly 100 million people speak German! In Europe it is spoken in parts of several countries including Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Liechtenstein, Belgium and Luxembourg.
Most of its vocabulary derives from the Germanic branch of the Indo-European language family. It is related to Latin and Greek, and several of its words are derived from these languages.
Its Latin alphabet consists of 26 letters, plus three vowels with Umlaute, namely Ä, Ö and Ü, which are equivalent to AE, OE and UE. In addition, it has a special letter called scharfess,which is written as “ß”, and is equivalent to “ss”.
German is not only a fun language to learn, but it is also an important language for business and research. It is the second most commonly used scientific language, and the third most-used language on websites. It is no secret that Germany is a significant economic player, and therefore knowledge of German offers numerous incentives.
Overview of key features of the German language
- Spoken by about 100 million people
- Spoken in Germany and parts of Switzerland, Austria, Liechtenstein, Belgium and Luxembourg
- 26 letters, plus Umlaute and scharfes s
- Related to Latin and Greek
- Germanic branch of the Indo-European language family
Some information about Germany
- Capital: Berlin
- Chancellor: Dr Angela Merkel
- President: Joachim Gauck
- Population: Currently about 81 million
- Currency: Euro
- Government system: Parliamentary democracy
- Area: 357,341 km²
- Human Development Index: 0.911 (2014)
- States: 16
- Population density: 227 people/km²
About the English language
Facts about the English Language
- 1/4 of the world’s population speaks English, and it is the official language in 67 countries.
- More than 80% of computer data worldwide is in English.
- This language evolves all the time. 4,000 new words are added to the English dictionary every year.
- While English is considered a lingua franca, it is only the third most commonly-spoken language in the world, after Mandarin and Spanish.
- There are numerous dialects of the English language in different countries. In the United Kingdom alone, various differences in inflection and vocabulary exist from region to region.
- In 2015, Germany was ranked 11th in the world in terms of English literacy. This might be because English is the first foreign language taught in schools.
- English is the standard language for aviation. Pilots are expected to communicate in English.
Overview of key features of the English language
English is known for the following characteristics:
- Compactness. English words are much shorter than German words. This is partly because English verbs require little to no conjugation, unlike those in German, which change according to the person.
- Word Order. The sequence of words in a sentence is generally consistent. This can be beneficial to learners of the language, as they can structure their sentences to sound coherent and grammatically accurate.|
- Alphabet. English has 26 different characters, five of which are considered vowels, while there are 21 consonants.
- Origins and Innovation. Just like many Western languages, English has roots in Latin, though it has been heavily influenced by other languages over several centuries. A steadily-expanding vocabulary and plethora of dialects have made English perhaps the most dynamic language in the world.