About Ted R. Wozniak, CT, MITI

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I help financial translation clients produce expert English translations of German financial and accounting documents. After a first career as an accountant and stockbroker, including a degree in Business Administration, I decided to combine my knowledge of the financial sector with the German language skills that I acquired while serving as a translator/interpreter and language instructor in the US Army.

Since 1997, I have worked as a freelance German to English translator, specializing in financial and accounting documents. My qualifications include an undergraduate degree and graduate work in German language, and certification in German to English translation from the American Translators Association and the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (UK). Working from my home base in New Orleans, Louisiana, I provide expert financial and accounting translations for translation companies and direct clients in the US and Europe.

In addition to my own translation work, I am actively involved in professional associations and professional development for translators. From 2017-2019, I am serving as the President-elect of the American Translators Association. I also enjoy presenting on financial translation topics for other translators. My recent presentations include:

  • BEPS - The OECD's Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Project
  • Die Leiden des steuerlichen Wertes: Translating German Tax Texts
  • Translating Transfer Pricing Documentation into English
  • Common German Terms That Make Native English Speakers Want to Bang Their Heads Against the Wall
  • Introduction to Translating German Financial Statements
  • Translating German Financial Market Texts: Terminology Used in the Securities and Currency Trading Markets
  • Introduction to Financial Translation (Non-language specific)
  • Accounting 101 for Freelancers: Keeping the Books Straight and the IRS and Your Accountant Happy
  • Federal Income Tax and Retirement Planning for US-based Freelancers

I look forward to contributing to the success of your next German to English financial translation project.

Client testimonials

"We were really impressed with Ted. Punctual delivery, good quality translation, friendly and professional communication. We would definitely work with him again!"
- Bruce MacPherson, MBETranslations

"I worked with Ted on a very difficult German-to-English financials/accounting translation project last year. His output (as well as the value he brought to the work) went above and beyond my expectations and that of the client. Highly recommended."
- Jeff Gary, Griffin Translation, Inc.

"Professional, high quality translations, fast turnaround, friendly and reliable service. Highly recommendable!"
- Nikolai Babiel, Babiel Language Solutions

"I have worked with Ted in particular on demanding projects in which he served as a project manager and/or expert adviser. His knowledge of IFRS as well as German GAAP accounting and tax law is impressive. He is an excellent financial translator and a pleasure to work with."
- Michael Engley, Freelance Translator

"Excellent financial translator with expert subject knowledge. Efficient and uncomplicated project management. A pleasure to work with."
- Robin Stocks, Freelance Translator