Our services: what we do

Our freelancers deliver native translations, bilingual content, lean localization services for your games or large projects, and university-level English training to strengthen your global business.

Translation and localization

Native translations and bilingual content

Our translators and writers are fully bilingual or have mastered several languages at the university level, and they’ve been using those languages professionally for many years. You simply won’t find that level of multilingual immersion elsewhere.

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English training

English training for your global business

We offer language coaching by genuine native speakers with experience as lecturers and trainers. From traditional TEFL courses to more individually tailored methods of in-house training, we serve learners at any level of proficiency.

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Localization services

Localization solutions for large projects

Localization is the art of transporting language from one culture to another. It’s also a science with powerful tools to boost efficiency in large translation projects. We can set up a lean framework specifically tailored to your requirements.

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Our people: who we are

GermanBureau is your freelance network of language specialists. We come from a variety of English-speaking cultures and live as expats in Germany. All of us are fully bilingual, and each of us brings a unique set of skills to the table.

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Real native speakers with professional expertise

We are a network of independent language professionals. We offer bilingual text, native translations and Business English training under the GermanBureau umbrella.

Freelancer Alex Bakst launched GermanBureau in 2010 from his office in Berlin, Germany. Together we deliver professional language services and polished bilingual content for private companies and public institutions. As experienced university lecturers, we can also strengthen your global business with in-house English courses and project-specific workshops for individuals or groups at any level of proficiency. (Learn more about us.)

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Our portfolio: what we've done

  • Translator, teacher, and founder.

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    Alexander Bakst
  • Teacher, recruiter, and manager.

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    Daniel Simmons
  • Teacher and editor.

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    Heather Bakst