Hi! My name is Nicola Obert, I’m a freelance translator and audio describer. I'm located near Freiburg in Southern Germany.

I mainly offer
translations from English to German (my native language). Depending on the text, I sometimes translate from German to English as well, mostly legal documents and certificates. I also proofread and edit German texts.

My focus lies in the audiovisual area: I translate
films and write audio descriptions.

Film translations/Barrier-free film
  • Translation and adaptation for voice-over (documentaries),
    including thorough research of facts, adjusting the translation to the duration of speech as well as extra services such as script formatting and spotting/correcting time codes
  • Translation for dubbing,
    including notes on cultural characteristics and wordplays as well as alternative translations, if necessary
  • Audio description (film description for the blind and visually impaired) – in German only

Certified translations of legal documents and certificates
  • School and university certificates, testimonials
  • Civil status certificates (e.g. birth, marriage, or civil union certificates)
  • Attestations and other documents (e.g. certificates of good conduct, certificates of citizenship)

Please find information on the
order process for certified translations here.

  • Student research projects (e.g. bachelor’s or master’s theses)
  • Corporate communications texts (e.g. customer and staff magazines, websites and blogs)
  • Novels (in German or translated from English to German)

Please read this page for
more information on proofreading/editing services and file formats used.

Details on
express service and pricing for students can be found here.