Lost in Translation? Not on my watch!

Polly Translation offers accurate and creative Art and Culture translations from English and French into German.

Do you remember the scene in the film Lost in Translation where the director of a TV commercial gives actor Bill Murray lengthy instructions in Japanese for half a minute? An assistant then translates the director’s explanations: “He want you to turn, look in camera, okay?” Perplexed, Bill Murray replies: “That’s all he said?”

I will ensure that none of your valuable contents are lost in translation. Thanks to my diligent working style, my many years of translation experience and my enthusiasm for all aspects of culture and the arts, I can create the perfect German adaptation of your English or French texts.

What I offer:

  • Professional German translations of your texts from the fields of culture and the arts
  • Translation of your event announcements, exhibition texts, catalogs, press releases, program booklets, brochures, presentations, newsletters, scripts and more from English and French into German
  • Extensive cultural knowledge ranging from visual arts to literature, from films and TV series to music of all genres

How you benefit:

  • A qualified translator who is truly interested in the topic of your text
  • Customized offer & full flexibility
  • Fast and straightforward communication

From art exhibitions to poetry slams, from classical music to graphic novels, from stand-up comedy to stadium rock – there are virtually no limits to my cultural interests. That is why you can rest assured that as a well-versed German translator for Art and Culture, I will know what your text is about – and in the rare cases when I do not, I will read up on the respective subject with great enthusiasm and ample background knowledge.

Ms. Dormann always manages to translate our – often complicated – texts from the fields of fashion, philosophy and art into English, using the right tonality and authentically getting across metaphors and original quotes from German.

Do you need a translation from German into English? Depending on the contents and length of your text, I may offer to translate it myself or refer you to another qualified translator from my network who is an English native speaker and just as enthusiastic about culture and the arts as I am.

Please contact me with the details of your translation request and a sample text, and I will promptly send you a non-binding quotation. I look forward to hearing from you!

What clients and colleagues say about Polly Translation:

Ms. Dormann’s expert translations for our hotel brochure and the website of our ANANDA Ayurveda Resort in Sri Lanka are always of perfect quality and delivered ahead of the deadline.

I look forward to hearing from you!