Our  Work for You

GermanBureau is a network of independent language professionals in business and higher education. Hire us on demand to add bilingual translators and educators to your project.

Professional Results

We and our partners work to high professional standards for consistent results in the English–German language pair. Take advantage of our innovative services, agile workflows, and top-notch deliverables tailored to your project.

Genuine Native Speakers

Our core team and partner network is made up exclusively of English and German native speakers. GermanBureau is the real deal: As a team of polyglots, we are working to bridge the gap between languages and cultures for you.

Competitive Rates

We offer fair pricing models for all your editorial and educational needs. At GermanBureau, we're all about cutting out the middlemen and keeping overhead costs low so we can pass those savings on to you.

Modern Language Skills

Digital transformation is changing everything, from the way we speak and write to how we teach or translate. Embrace this progress with us: We've been integrating digital technology into our content and methods for years already.

Work with GermanBureau and you'll enjoy full price certainty — no hidden costs! We offer simple rates without sacrificing flexibility or transparency. Our billing practices follow well-established norms in the translation industry and the German educational sector.

Use our price calculator to get an estimate for your project. If you like what you see, contact us for a formal offer. Our proposal clearly shows your total costs before you commit.

Get your writing, editing, and translation work at a fixed rate per word. The base rate depends on the services you've chosen, such as machine vs. human translator or junior vs. senior editor.

Price = fee × scope × difficulty

See Freelance Rates for details or tap below to learn more:

The fee is our base rate for your chosen service. GermanBureau offers pricing guidelines, but in the end our freelancer partners set their own rates. The fee depends on their expertise and language proficiency — a measure of the value they're bringing into your project.

Scope means the total word count excluding repetitions and translation memory. These are the billable words we use to budget our work for you. This number is almost always lower than the raw word count of your submitted documents — and thanks to translation memory, it gets better the longer you work with us.

Specialized terminology requires additional research to translate accurately. The difficulty factor is a modest price multiplier to account for any labor-intensive language in your text.

The tax rate in Germany is typically 19%. Certain projects by journalists, artists, and other publishers may benefit from a discounted VAT of only 7%. To learn if your project qualifies, please consult a tax advisor and contact us directly.

Here are three examples of our prices for different levels of quality control in translation (shown here in euros net per 100 words):

5 €

100 words
+ Native Editor

10 €

100 words
+ Proofreader

15 €

100 words
+ Bilingual Editor

Get all-inclusive language courses at a set hourly rate. You can freely customize our course offerings with on-site lessons, online seminars, digital media, and more.

Fair and Transparent Pricing

We offer competitive rates for corporate seminars and university programs. Our teaching fees depend on the seniority of the educator and the scope of your project.

Here are three examples of our pricing in different fields of education. Actual prices may vary and are shown here in euros net:

25 €

per lesson
EFL Teacher

30 €

per lesson
Business Coach

35 €

per lesson
Higher Ed

Alexander Bakst

Bilingual Editor & Educator

Alex is a former journalist turned bilingual editor, translator, and educator. He founded GermanBureau in 2010 and lives in Berlin as a US expat for life.

Heather Bakst

Business English Coach

Heather delivers corporate seminars and university courses for learners of English as a foreign language. She transplanted from the US to Germany in 2008.

Daniel Simmons

EFL Lecturer

Daniel is a veteran lecturer in business English with a rich background in commerce, industry, and academia. He lives in the Dresden area but maintains close ties to his UK homeland.

Nicholas Medland

English Teacher

Nick is a British émigré who, like so many of us here, has made a life for himself as an English teacher in Germany.

Fabian Lauterbach

Graphic Designer

Fabian was there when it all began to give GermanBureau its design and identity. He has had an active career since then.

Nina Simmons

HR Specialist

Nina is an accomplished HR professional at a global consulting firm who shares her expertise through lectures in higher ed.

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