German Website Translations

German Voice-over Services

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Select from 30 German voice artists

Click the + to add voices to favourites these will automatically be added to your quote request. Fill out the rest of the form and we will get back to you with a quote.

Male
Female
Artist SamplesAccented English SamplesVideo Sample Add to Quote
Alex W
Andy Z
Anke L
Anna M
Benjamin
Bente L
Christoph W
Claudio A
Dana Fr
Dominic K
Elke S
Gabriele W
Heike B
Ilja R
Jessica R
Jessica V
Julian
Karsten W
Linda H
Matthias H
Meina K - German
Michael S
Miriam M
Pascale - German
Pia
Richard H
Sabine K
Tina E
Torsten C
Uli G

Spotlight: German voice artists



Professional audio editing

Adelphi offers professionally edited audio as standard for all of our voice over projects. What exactly does this mean? Go here and we will have a look at what we do with the audio before delivering it to our clients, changing the ‘raw’ unedited audio data into professional, clean-sounding voice-over files. Included in our quality checks are, listening to the audio to check for any errors, that the pronunciation is correct, all segments have been recorded, timings are right and the files are correctly split and named; we take out any overly long pauses and normalise the levels so all the audio is of the same volume.

Voice-over talents

We work specifically with professional talents so that we maintain our level of quality and professionalism. Each of our talents has their own rates that they work with, this being based on the region they are from, the nature of the project and if they are part of a union.

In a one-hour recording session, our talents can record between 1,500 – 3,000 words of voice-over, which is 10 – 20 minutes of audio. This depends on the speed required for the project; e.g. slow for audiobooks and narrations, regular paced e-learning, or fast for commercials.

Voice-over usage fees

This is a complex subject as each of our talents has their own rates for the usage fees. Some talents will charge a fee and some will not. Things to consider with the buyout fees is where the material will be shown such as radio; is that local radio, regional radio or national radio?

The usage fee will also depend on the country the voice artist is based in. A German voice artist will use the German rates and a French artist will use the French rates etc. We recommend you approach us first and let us know the nature of the project and the budget you have. We will then provide you with the talents that are flexible enough to work within your needs.

English speaking German voice artists

English voice-overs with a German accent. With over 15  German voice artists speaking English to choose from we offer a great selection for your audio project. Adelphi provides German-accented English voice-overs to customers all over the world.

German voice-over translations

Our experienced translation team will work with you to fully understand your project in order to effectively manage the workflow from concept to completion. Adelphi ensures that all our translators are professional and work only into their mother tongue. If the German audio is going to be used over a video, then the voice-over translation could include time-codes to help the engineer sync up the audio to the video.

The style of translation is important for voice-over translations and should reflect the genre, e.g. if it is for marketing, public information, drama etc. The audio translator will have a copy of the video as a reference and is instructed to translate using a style to match the source material. All our translators have signed an NDA (non-disclosure agreement).

Transcription services

We also offer a transcription service for those customers lacking a transcript of their videos. We provide time-coded scripts of your videos ready to be translated. We will then use those translations for the subtitle text, sending you the files at each stage of the process for you to review and assess.


Subtitling option

Subtitling can often offer a cheaper alternative to voice-overs, at Adelphi we also produce English and Foreign language subtitles in over 80 languages. So if your not sure which is best for your project, voice-overs or subtitles give us a call or drop us an email and we will answer any questions you have.

German Translations

German e-learning voice-overs

German e-learning voice-overs

Adelphi records German voice-overs for e-learning companies and their clients and has a rich experience with the specific requirements this kind of work involves. We can offer you a diverse range of affordable German e-learning voice talents, varying from high-end professional actors to our standard voices for more locally-minded or budget-conscious projects.

Adelphi has established itself as a competitive translation agency as well as one of the worlds specialist media translation agencies. Specialising in the translation and creation of subtitles, voice-overs and typesetting of printed material to the highest of standards no matter what the language. The benefit of using Adelphi for your translation and media localization is that we can keep a high level of control through out the project from start to finish, whilst maintaining a high degree of confidentiality and also delivering the final product ready to use.

At Adelphi we will try to accommodate whatever type of German voice-over for your e-learning project. We will either send samples of artists we already have on our books, or search for and record new voices for you to choose from. Please be aware that the price of a voice-over artist will be dependent on their level of professionalism.


You can filter by language, dialect, level of professional experience and gender of the artist by using the drop-down menus.
Click the + to add voices to favourites and these will automatically be included in your quote request.

Select from 30 German voice artists

Click the + to add voices to favourites these will automatically be added to your quote request. Fill out the rest of the form and we will get back to you with a quote.

Male
Female
Artist SamplesAccented English SamplesVideo Sample Add to Quote
Alex W
Andy Z
Anke L
Anna M
Benjamin
Bente L
Christoph W
Claudio A
Dana Fr
Dominic K
Elke S
Gabriele W
Heike B
Ilja R
Jessica R
Jessica V
Julian
Karsten W
Linda H
Matthias H
Meina K - German
Michael S
Miriam M
Pascale - German
Pia
Richard H
Sabine K
Tina E
Torsten C
Uli G


These are a small selection of our German speaking voice-over artists. To hear more German voice-samples please visit our dedicated voice-over website adelphistudio.com

German e-learning Translations

Adelphi’s translators are experienced professionals who work only into their mother tongue to ensures accuracy and understanding of the source material. All translators have a minimum of three years’ commercial experience in translation of their specialist fields and your project will always be matched to the most suitable translator with the relevant expertise to work on your material.

German Typesetting

Your German e-learning project may also require German printed materials, such as instruction manuals, packaging, and brochures.

Our professional German typesetting is handled in-house and carried out by our own expert typesetters, offering you peace of mind and the highest assurance of quality. We regularly produce all kinds of documents in a multitude of languages, including corporate brochures, packaging, business cards, posters and manuals.

German Subtitling

E-learning videos are sometimes more suited for German subtitles rather then German voice-overs.

We offer a professional German language subtitling service producing both open- and closed-caption subtitles. Adelphi always produces all of its German e-learning subtitles in-house — we never outsource any of the work, thereby maintaining confidentiality, consistency and quality. We can produce your subtitling in any video format required.

Transcription Services

We also provide transcription and translation services in any language, to provide time-coded scripts for translation. The length of many languages will expand when compared to original English and care must be taken in the translation to keep the true meaning of the English, while staying within the time frame allowed. For voice-overs and depending on the language, we sometimes have to edit the English to make a more concise version of the original; this is because the spoken version of many languages is much longer than the English and would not fit in the allocated time-slot. Of course the edited English is approved by the client before translation into German.

German Websites

If your promoting your German e-learning materials then it would make sense to have a German version of your website. Adelphi have translated and localised websites in over 50 different languages often using 10 or more languages on a website.

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German desktop publishing and typesetting services

German text expansion – Compound words

One of the longest German words is Schweinefleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz.
Which means the “legislative law for the monitoring of pork-meat labelling.” When typesetting German, compound words need to be hyphenated in the correct place.

German subtitling agency

Our German DTP services include:

  • German Document Translations
  • German Proofreading
  • German Desktop publishing/typesetting using all major publishing software
  • Desktop publishing in over 120 languages
  • Quality assurance checking throughout the process
  • Localisation of graphics in documents
  • Dedicated project manager
  • Fast turnaround
  • Print ready PDFs set to your specifications
  • 100% work carried out In-house by our own DTP studio

Clients:

We work for companies and organisations such as Disney, Vidal Sassoon, and Jaguar Land Rover, to list a few. Plus international aid agencies such as Amnesty International, Refugee Action, UNICEF and the Refugee Council as well as many translation agencies and publishing companies all over the world.

What is the difference between desktop publishing and typesetting

Simply stated, DTP (desktop publishing) and typesetting are the same. They both include putting the translated text into the original layout using software programs like InDesign, Quark, and Illustrator etc. Historically typesetting was just that, the setting of wood or metal type into blocks to print from. Desktop publishing was first developed at Xerox PARC in the 1970s and is often used to describe using a computer and software to set the type for publications.
  • Desktop publishing is also defined as The production of printed matter by means of a printer linked to a desktop computer, with special software.

Desktop publishing tips for localising English materials

  1. In some designs the pages are simply filled with text, leaving no room for text expansion. Most languages (with some notable exceptions) run longer than English and some of them run much longer. This causes the localised versions to have to make some sort of compromise: either text becomes smaller or a condensed font is used, or some material is completely cut out for brevity. Neither scenario is ideal, so it is much better to consider this aspect of the task at the design stage.
  2. Overuse of text formatting features such as drop caps, CAPITALISED TEXT, coloured text, bold text and italic text etc. can slow down the localisation process, as the formatting needs to be applied to the precise word or phrase in translation that is equivalent to the English. Sometimes, this does not work at all if the target language has a dramatically different word order.
  3. Embedded, non-editable text in images require extra attention and can slow things down dramatically, especially when over the main part of the image. Where possible, the text should be made available for editing in InDesign. If not, we will require all of the PSD files to work with.
  4. Avoid designing paragraphs or “word clouds” with mixed font sizes that look good in English but have no chance of being replicated in the target language: quite often they do not have the same impact when localised and can often be “lost in translation”. Furthermore, due to word order difference, keywords in English at the beginning of a sentence might end up in the middle or at the end of the sentence when translated.
  5. One of the most frequent issues we encounter is the incorrect and inconsistent usage of style sheets, in particular where one style has been used but in some instances, bold text, italics or even different fonts have been changed manually. This can cause significant delays in the localisation process
  6. Sending the artwork to be typeset BEFORE it is signed off by the client is never a good idea, and neither are new design changes after we have already started the work. We can do nothing in situations like these where significant changes are requested mid-project but start again and present new figures for the work, delaying work and incurring further costs for the client.

German Translations – Typesetting | Subtitling | Voice-overs

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German subtitles

We offer a professional English and foreign language subtitling service producing subtitles in over 50 languages. Adelphi always produces all of its subtitles in-house — we never outsource any of the work, thereby maintaining confidentiality, consistency and quality. We can produce your subtitling in any video format required including MOV, MPEG-2, WMV, FLV and MP4.

Please visit our German subtitling page here


German voice-overs with over 35 German voice artists

Adelphi’s German voice-over service offers a range of quality German voice-over artists and talents with a variety of skills and experience. We also have available a range of English samples from our English speaking German voice artists. All our German voice artists have been selected to offer a variety of ranges and styles covering everything from drama, commercials, corporate, Films, IVR’s (Interactive voice response), narrations etc., for you to choose from. We have German voice artists in a range of ages and some who can do character voices as well as traditional voices.

Please visit our German voice-over page here


German typesetting

Adelphi has been typesetting German for over ten years and can work on your Adobe InDesign, Adobe FrameMaker, Quark XPress or Microsoft Office files. To avoid any problems when printing it is our procedure to provide you with high quality, print-ready PDFs at the end of the process. Our in-house proofreading ensures that your final product is as accurate as possible, offering you true peace of mind. We are more than happy to typeset a translation you have provided or we can organise one for you ourselves if you would prefer.

Please visit our German typesetting page here


German websites

Adelphi Translations are experts in website translation. We have translated and localised websites in over 50 different languages often using 10 or more languages on a single website. We work on your WordPress, HTML, PHP, ASP files, localising your website ready for publishing.

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Please visit our website translation page here

German Desktop Publishing

German Voice-over Services

German Subtitling

English into German Website Translation and Localisation

Below is an example of a German website translation which we produced for Hotel du Repos. The website was also translated into French and Italian.

German website translation

German website translation: How much of your site should be translated into German?

Depending on how you are marketing your product or service abroad, it may not make sense or be cost-effective to translate the entire site into German. If there are regularly updated sections such as ‘News’ or maybe a blog, in which new content is frequently added, you may want to exclude this from the German version of your website. You can create an effective series of ‘mini-sites’ in German, which contains the main content of your site.

Navigating your translated websites — to flag or not to flag?

Many companies like to use flags to show the languages into which their website is translated. Using the German flag is common but bear in mind that some languages are spoken in multiple countries. If you are aiming for a generic translation to be understood by as many German speakers as possible, then flags may not be appropriate. For example, German is spoken in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

German website translation: Text expansion

When translating your website, one of the things you have to consider is that your text may expand in the target language, meaning it is much longer than the original English. One of the longest German words is Schweinefleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz. Which means the “legislative law for the monitoring of pork-meat labelling.”

German typesetting, voice-overs and subtitles

Adelphi Translations Ltd. can work from German to English and English to German. We also produce German voice recordings and subtitles for videos, as well as the translation and localisation of printed materials into German.

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