ORIGINAL SCRIPTS & STORYTELLING CONCEPTS:
I write original audio tour scripts in English. My background in stage and filmed drama helps me to bring exhibitions or tourist destinations to life in an extremely gripping and immersive way. My concepts range from classic narration formats to immersive storytelling through characters and scenes. I am equally at home in academic and more family-friendly styles.
I translate from German to English. Thanks to my many years of experience writing in both English and German, I can successfully translate even the most subtle nuances and tones in an original German text. I also specialise in rewriting substandard English translations created by computer software.
Transcreations are a more intuitive form of translation used in marketing and other sectors, where the demands of cross cultural communication require a more creative approach. My experience in copywriting and sales enables me to translate corporate messages for an English speaking audience in a highly effective way.
RATES (plus VAT where applicable)
My rates are based on an industry standard of characters and lines.
1 line of written text consists of 55 characters including spaces.
14 lines of written text equals approximately 1 minute of spoken text.
ORIGINAL ENGLISH AUDIO TOUR SCRIPTS
(using client's research ): €1.80 per line
(using my own research): €1.80 per line plus €15 research surcharge per station
ENGLISH AUDIO TOUR STORYTELLING CONCEPTS
(as a stand-alone concept): €1.80 per line
(as part of a script commission): price upon request
AUDIO TOUR RESEARCH
(English or German): €20 per station
ENGLISH AUDIO TOUR TRANSLATIONS
(from German): €1.20 per line
ENGLISH AUDIO TOUR REWRITES
(from computer generated English): €1.30 per line
(from German): €1.40 per line
ENGLISH SIGNAGE AND PUBLICATION TRANSLATIONS
(from German): €1.20 per line plus proofreading charges*
* English translations for signage or publications require print-ready proofreading. I do not provide this service myself. Clients are free to use their own proofreader or one of my recommendation. Estimates for English proofreading can be supplied upon request