German Translators

The Department of German, Nordic, Slavic & Dutch maintains an informal list of translators. Everyone on the list will translate general texts from German into English. Some are interested in translating in special areas and these are noted. For more information, contact the individual directly.

The Department does not certify translators and assumes no responsibility for the quality of the translation. The agreement reached between you and any translator is a personal one and should in no way be construed as reflecting departmental policies.

Name Email Specialties Qualifications
Allison, Kirk
(dept.)
alli0001@umn.edu
  • Academic
  • Medical
  • Personal (letters, etc.)
  • PhD in Germanic studies
  • Resident in Germany & Austria 3+ years
  • Minnesota Judicial Branch registered interpreter
  • Worked as translator for PH Brink International and Medical Graphics Corporation
Hartig, Gordon gordon_hartig@alumni.iu.edu
  • Genealogy
  • Personal (letters, etc.)
  • Old handwriting/printing
  • MA in German Linguistics
  • 40 years experience translating German to English, with focus on older forms of German handwriting
 Hemphill, Karen kehemphill@icloud.com 
  • Academic
  • Business (esp. advertising, marketing)
  • Genealogy
  • Personal (letters, etc)
  • Also translates from English
  • Old handwriting/printing
  • Multiple years of experience translating to and from German with many different texts
Mueller, Ilza ilzemueller@gmail.com
  • Academic
  • Business
  • Genealogy
  • Medical
  • Personal (letters, etc)
  • Old handwriting/printing
  • PhD in German language and literature
  • Translated and proofread more than two dozen books from German for Edition Axel Menges Editions
  • 30+ years of experience with professional transcribing, translating, and proofreading
Vik, Ingrid ingridvik@comcast.net
  • Genealogy
  • Personal (letters, etc)
  • Also translates from English
  • Old handwriting/printing
  • Native German speakor
  • German Instructor