German Translation Pro 

Olaf Knechten DipTrans IoL MCIL

I’m a German translator, editor and copy writer.

I offer translation and copy editing services as well as original German copy for media, publishing, marketing and the arts community.

Translating from English, French and Dutch into German, I have many years of experience in the fields of literature, film, media, advertising, PR and linguistics.

As an editor I review and scrutinize translations and original texts. I can also provide translations proofread and edited by experienced colleagues.

My fields of expertise are:


  • Advertising
  • Corporate Communication
  • Newsletters
  • Public Relations

Film and Television

I translate subtitles, voice-over and original scripts for feature movies, documentaries, TV shows, and corporate videos


I translate and edit general fiction, thrillers, and science fiction novels (among others Marcus Sakey’s bestselling Brilliance trilogy).


I am the co-author of a dictionary for German as a foreign language and carry out various activities in the field of lexicography.

I’m a member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists as well as VDÜ, the German Association of Literary Translators, and am accredited by the Dutch Foundation for Literature.


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