Testimonials

Comments from satisfied customers

“We were so thankful for the help, efficiency and quality of the translation provided to us when we asked 1st Choice Translations to translate the Order of Service for our Wedding. Erika was so considerate in her work, not only did she complete our translation for us within hours of taking on the task, it was also evident that a lot of thought had been put into ensuring that the translation conveyed the same sentiments as the original text, rather than simply a verbatim translation which would have been less meaningful to our German guests. We are so grateful for Erika’s help and we would certainly return for any future translations. 

Many thanks"

Kirsty

English-German translation of an Order of Service for a Wedding, 21.7.2016

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“I contacted Erika at 1st Choice Translations and even though it was out of normal working hours she responded, both promptly and professionally. Not only did she provide an excellent service, but she brought into the translational role skills to ensure the correct tone and style was applied, a matter that is often overlooked by larger organisations. I would strongly recommend her services to anyone needing high quality translation services.”
Andrew M – London
25.11.2015

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Andrew contacted me late on a Saturday night with a legal text for a tourism company.

"Erika, thank you for providing such a quick and pleasant service."
Steve Garrett of RPM systems who had asked for the translation of customer feedback information for his Amazon listings.
23.3.2015
RPM Systems Corporation

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"I cannot thank you enough, you are an absolute star, many many thanks, wow that’s the first time I've smiled in a week. I feel like a ton of bricks has been lifted off me, thank you so very much, that is amazing thank you. I was expecting a very long drawn out process to get a certified copy from Amtsgericht Celle but you've made that a whole lot easier many thanks."
Phil Martin who needed a certified copy of a divorce certificate from the respective German county court.
23.01.2015

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"I found 1st Choice Translations by chance, thanks to Google! We are a translation office in Austria, and I was looking for an English translator who lives in England, so that she really has the feeling for the language, but who also perfectly understands German, so that she can read between the lines and get the gist of the message, especially when it is about translating marketing texts. With 1st Choice Translations we found the partner we were looking for. Very good translations, absolutely reliable, punctual with the deadlines, and always helpful when something unexpected comes in and we need it overnight. And, last but not least, a good price-performance ratio. I can absolutely recommend them."
Claudia Lerch, LBL GmbH, Austria
A long term customer since 2012
CBL Translations
CBL specialise in tourism and sporting events. I have translated hotel brochures, restaurant menus, activity programs, information on local attractions and on cities and towns in South Tyrol and the Dolomites. Claudia and I have also worked on the biathlon world cup in Antholz and the ice climbing world championships.Erika Baker

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Older Comments from satisfied customers

"Ich bin grade dabei mir die Übersetzungen anzuschauen und bin sehr beeindruckt von Ihrer ausgezeichneten Übersetzungskompetenz (insbesondere angesichts meiner aktuellen schockierenden Erfahrungen mit einer Übersetzungsfirma, die ich mit dem Übersetzen meiner Zeugnissen beauftragt habe...).
Vielen Dank für Ihre Top-Leistung!
Einen ganz herzlichen Dank für Ihre ausgezeichnete Übersetzung, aber auch für die sehr angenehme Zusammenarbeit. Es hat mich sehr gefreut, mit einer Fachfrau zu tun zu haben, die ihre Arbeit und ihre Kunden sehr ernst nimmt!"
Galina Filipkova, die die Übersetzung von Abschlusszeugnissen zur Ausbildung als Lehrerin für Englisch und Deutsch in der Sekundarstufe I und II, sowie einiger Arbeitsreferenzen in Auftrag gegeben hatte.

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"I was very pleased with your translation service! The emails or messages have been answered almost instantly and the translation was received quickly as well. Very nice and helpful contact. I can definitely recommend your service to anyone! Thank you very much."
Nicole Ritchie
Certified translation of birth certificate and police clearance certificate.

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"Erika, I was really impressed with not only the speed of your service, but also by the way you made sure that you understood my needs as a small business. The translations of my letters will prove invaluable in dealing promptly with my German customers. I am very grateful to receive such a professional service at such reasonable rates."
Tony Swaine who is running a small business through Amazon and who had asked for the translation of some standard customer letters and of his invoice.

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"You provided great service. You are good at what you do. We got good value."
Tim Dunne, www.instantbrainstorm.com
Tim required the partial translation and certification of an income statement for an American bank in Florida. We found the most appropriate and cost-effective way of accomplishing this and we were pleased that his bank accepted it immediately.

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"Many thanks! I enjoyed working with you, your highly professional attitude is certainly a good promise for future business together."
Olivier Henry-Biabaud, TCI Research
Translation of a market research questionnaire

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"You're an absolute star, the documents are perfect."
Lewis Waugh, Circle Square
Translation of fire certificates

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"Thank you very much for this work. Its excellent."
Jenny Wilkinson

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"Erika - totally brilliant service thank you."
John Ashworth
Letter from a house owner in England to the property manager in Switzerland

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"Erika, I enjoyed working with you and will definitely call you if I need any more work done, I am very grateful of how quickly you did the translation for my company and I am sure it will be a great help in securing some new work for us."
Wendy Mowcoomber, Eltec
Translation of a portfolio for lift installations

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"Hey the translations look great. Can't wait to see the originals. Great job."
Terry L
after receiving certified employment references

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"Thanks for your fast and most professional assistance."
Richard A
Translation of a brochure for a software package enabling petrol stations to determine their prices

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"I'm very grateful for your very prompt and diligent work. It is quite obvious that having received a 'challenge' you like to see the job through until the very end."
Lesley
Translation of birth, marriage and death records from German into English

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"Thank you very much for the excellent work done on the letter. You have captured the spirit of it beautifully and correctly! I shall certainly be back, asking for further work in the future."
Joe
Translation of letter of complaint to German bank

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"I am thrilled with the translation - it is very nice and deft work, and the substance is very interesting for me. You have been extremely punctual and professional, as well as sensitive to the material.
All the best, and thanks for a job well done."
Andrew
Translation of handwritten letter from German to English for family history research purposes

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"Very grateful for this and very impressed with the service, will definitely recommend you and will use your services again...
Many thanks"
David"

Translation of letter to German relatives

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"Thank you for translating my Grandfather's letter...
This has been a great accomplishment for me since I never would have known anything about my Grandfather's personality, character and moral disposition...
With tears I say thanks to you."
Jerry
Translation and transcription of German handwritten letter

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"1st Choice Translations covers the technical translations we require from English into German in a highly efficient and comprehensive manner and at a very reasonable price."
Ronan
Ongoing translation of material data sheets and method statements from English into German

"The service you have provided has been very efficient and professional and I would like to take this opportunity of thanking you for all your assistance in this matter."
Linda
German-English translation and certification of emigration documents

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Comments from visitors to my website

"No enquiry: just a great big thank you!
After a tiresome search, of every "Information" source you could imagine, I at last found the answers to ALL my questions in one place - 1st Choice Translations.
It is my aim - at some future date - to provide a thorough and informative service, such as yours. Thank you, thank you, thank you!"
Dawn
A visitor to my website who is considering a career in translation