About us

We are a small but extremely passionate translation office. Confidentiality, reliability and quality are our top priorities.

Translators at the Transcultura language agency in Schwabach

Our experience for your success.

For more than 20 years we have been offering a top-class and versatile translation and interpreting service in over 40 languages for business and private clients in Germany, Europe and the wider world.
Elke Trautwein founded transcultura sprachenservice in March 2000 after graduating as a state-certified translator and interpreter for French.
She began expanding the agency side of the business in 2005. Many of the business relationships she established at that time are still intact today. An increasing number of customers regularly asked us for translations into a wide range of languages and, thanks to our excellent network and industry knowledge, we were able to build up a first-class team of native speakers for various languages and areas of specialisation. All of them hand picked by us.

Our translation agency relocated to the O’Brien Park in Schwabach in September 2012, and it is here that we translate and coordinate your translation and interpreting projects.

We look forward to your enquiry.

Our in-house team

Elke Trautwein

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State-certified translator / interpreter for French, publicly appointed and sworn-in, German Federal Association of Interpreters and Translators (BDÜ)

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Foreign languages: French, English, Spanish

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Native language: German

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Specialist areas: Business and law, humanities (art, culture, music, etc.)

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1996-1999: Translation course at the Institute for Foreign Languages and Foreign Studies at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg; main language: French, minor languages: English and Spanish

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1997-1998: One-year abroad in Caen, France; worked as a foreign language assistant at two lycées in Caen (9 months) and as an export assistant at Masoneilan (manufacturer of control valves) in Condé-sur-Noireau (3 months)

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Since 2000: Self-employed translator, interpreter and coach, owner of transcultura sprachenservice

Elke Trautwein Schwabach
Denise Bradler State-certified foreign language assistant for English and Spanish

Denise Bradler

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State-certified foreign language assistant for English and Spanish

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Customer support - project management - proofreading

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Foreign languages: English, Spanish

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Several years spent abroad in the USA

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Gives many texts the finishing touch

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Is always dedicated to the needs of our customers and translators

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Always has everything under control and reliably manages your translation projects

Goldnadel in Schwabach

The Gold Needle in Schwabach, in the middle of the eastern entrance to O’Brien Park.

About our location

Schwabach is a German city located in the north-west of the federal state of Bavaria and home to about 41,000 people. Its old town and the historic market square have received several awards, including the Europa Nostra Medal.
Schwabach was once the capital of European gold leaf production and is still famous for its gold beaters. The gold leaf produced in Schwabach is found not only on many buildings around the city of gold beaters, but all over the globe.
Today, the city is closely linked to the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region and is home to many medium-sized and internationally renowned companies, for example in the fields of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, laboratory technology and optics, as well as in various service sectors. We are proud to have already worked with quite a few of them.

Freelance work

Do you currently work as a freelance translator or interpreter and have in-depth knowledge in certain specialist areas?
transcultura sprachenservice offers you the opportunity to use your skills to the fullest.
If you are interested in freelance work, please send us your application documents exclusively as a PDF file to bewerbung@transcultura.de.
Please remember to state your area(s) of specialisation: Less is often more! Only state the area(s) in which you are really proficient. Please also indicate your price expectations for translation and proofreading projects (word price) and the software you currently use.