Thorsten Distler
Diplom-Übersetzer (BDÜ)
+49 (0)9270 349216
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Work setup for successful texts and translation projects

First-rate equipment is as crucial as a conscientious work ethic. I handle your projects in a welcoming, ergonomic, motivating and well-organised work environment. This has a proven positive impact on productivity – and ultimately also on the quality of your texts. Take a look round my office in Franconia, Germany:

Equipment overview:
    • 200Mbps Internet connection for rapid research and communication.
    • Intel Core i7 (3.4 GHz), 16 GB RAM and 64 bits for secure, speedy data processing.
    • Three monitors to boost efficiency while working on your complex projects.
    • Telephone system with voicemail to guarantee optimal reachability.
    • Telephone headset for hands-free communication with you. Allowing me to immediately incorporate your wishes and suggestions effortlessly.
    • Professional Countryman microphone to narrate natural dialogues and commentaries.
    • Additional wireless Plantronics microphone for complete freedom of movement. Extremely useful for dictating exercise guides while trying them out myself.
    • Sit/stand desk and TOGU ball to remain constantly in motion – both physically and mentally. The outcome: supple texts.
    • An ergonomic MS keyboard so my ideas can flow straight into your projects.
    • Giroflex office chair for back support. In case your project requires a late shift. Or I simply cannot tear myself away from your captivating content.
    • Water wall for air humidification and a pleasant room climate.

I also keep myself fit for your projects in my office. It’s actually entirely logical: a copywriter in a sound physical and mental condition delivers sound texts!


Dust off your dictionary, launch Word and off you go? Not quite! An intercultural communication specialist not only needs to be able to process texts in their sleep. They must also be extremely proficient in the use of CAT tools, modern communication interfaces and research tools. Depending on the area of expertise, further software components and IT skills must be acquired. Just some of the applications I own and use regularly:
  • MS Office: Outlook, Word, Excel
  • CAT systems SDL Trados Studio, memoQ, etc.
  • Dragon NaturallySpeaking dictation software
  • Office library with Langenscheidt dictionaries for English, French and German (general, medical and IT)
  • Office library with various DUDEN dictionaries (e.g. Deutsches Universalwörterbuch, Synonymwörterbuch, Richtiges und gutes Deutsch and Die deutsche Rechtschreibung)
  • DUDEN spell check for rapid correction of inadvertent errors
  • CMS systems Joomla and Wordpress
  • DTP and graphics programmes Camera Raw, Adobe Bridge, Photoshop and InDesign
  • ABBYY FineReader for top-quality PDF conversion
  • FileZilla for FTP data exchange
  • WinZip for efficient transmission of data packages
  • ESET NOD32 AntiVirus 10 for maximum security
  • Personal Backup and Acronis backup systems for reliable data security

Use my first-rate set-up and professional work environment to achieve your goals. Highlight your international excellence with my creative services.

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Thorsten Distler Creative Translations

    Marcom translations for other industries

    As a specialised editor and copywriter, I exclusively prepare sports-related copy. As a marcom translator, I also flex my creative muscles for you in other specialist areas:

    Competitive Edge
    stay one step ahead
    I’m always on the ball, keeping on top of my game so you can outpace the competition.
    From top sports physiotherapy publications to Germany’s leading sports magazines to the latest pop culture news and other sources of inspiration: I keep up with the scene and know what’s happening in my field. I also regularly complete further training to remain at the top of my game – I am a qualified personal trainer, for instance.
    Perfect Start
    set up for success
    Put your best foot forward right from the get-go.
    Prepare for the moment you take your mark and get set to compete in the German-speaking world. To win, you need a first-class word coach. How do you find one? Look at how they developed their essential skills – such as degrees in linguistics or cultural studies and memberships in translation and copywriting associations. And ask to see previous results. That way you know you’ll hit the ground running and make a perfect start.
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