Karl Apsel – Professional Translator and Interpreter | English – German

Professional translations and interpreting tasks require so much more than simply mastering two or more languages. The translator and conference interpreter must also have a solid understanding of professsional techniques and tools and an extensive cultural understanding of both the source as well as the target markets.

Whenever highly specialized translations or interpreting are required, such as translations and interpreting in a legal and business environment or for patents, the translator or interpreter must also have comprehensive specialist knowledge. 

I have not only an excellent academic education and qualifications, but also more than 20 years professional experience as translator and interpreter as well as hands-on professional experience in my areas of expertise.

Apart from general translations and interpreting, I specialize in the following areas:

Legal Translations and Interpreting

I have Bachelor (LLB) and Master (LLM) degrees in law and have provided high quality legal translations for many years.

Business and Finance Translations and Interpreting

I also provide translations for the business and finance sector and regularly deliver translations to leading international financial institutions and asset management companies as well as many corporate clients.

Patent Translations

Over the years I translated numerous patent and patent-related documents from various technical areas, including telecommunication patents, IT patents, semiconductor fabrication patents etc.

Real Estate Translations

I have more than ten years professional experience as consultant in the real estate industries in Ireland and Germany and frequently deliver high quality translations for the real estate industry, including legal documents, such as purchase contracts.


MA in Conference Interpreting

National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

Professional training (Master of Arts in Conference Interpreting) as conference interpreter (German (A)/English (B)) based on the European Masters in Conference Interpreting, a programme developed in conjunction with the institutions of the European Union. (First Class Honours) 
ITIA Certified Legal Translator

Examined by the Irish Translators and Interpreters Association (ITIA)

Diploma in Translation (IoL DipTrans)

Chartered Institute of Linguists, London
Areas of Specialization: Law, Business

Master of Law (LLM) in European and Comparative Law
University of Limerick, Ireland 
Bachelor of Law (LLB)
University of Limerick, Ireland

Memberships and Associations

  • German Translators and Interpreters Association (Bundesverband der Dolmetscher und Übersetzer (BDÜ))

  • Irish Translators and Interpreters Association (ITIA) and longstanding member of the ITIA executive board 

  • German Association of Conference Interpreters VKD im BDÜ e.V. (Junior)

  • proz.com Certified PRO and member since 2001

  • Translators without Borders

Englisch-Deutsch Fachübersetzungen vom Profi.

Englisch-Deutsch Dolmetscher

Juristische Übersetzungen, Finanzübersetzungen, Patentübersetzungen