GABT: German American Business Translation

Profile: German-American Business Translation

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Janice Becker is a professional German-English translator who has designed her business to meet the needs of today’s global economy. GABT was established in 1993 as an independent translation service, located in the Chicago Loop, to more efficiently and effectively serve demanding business and legal clientele. She believes that a direct client/translator relationship enhances quality control and responsiveness to client needs.

Clients include German and American companies — on both sides of the Atlantic — such as the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest; CommerzFutures; Refco; The Goethe Institute, Chicago; Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, and many other leading Chicago law firms; the VDMA (Association of German Machinery and Plant Manufacturers, largest in Europe); Electro-Motive Division of General Motors; and many others.

Ms Becker’s accreditation as a German-English translator from the Industrie- und Handelskammer, Wiesbaden, Germany, assures you of the quality of her work. She earned the highest score given by the IHK in German to English translation.

Ms Becker is a member of the American Translators Association and the National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators, and a past president of the Chicago Area Translators and Interpreters Association. Several of her translations have been published and her article, “Retaining Quality Translation Services,” appeared in The CBA Record, the magazine of the Chicago Bar Association.

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Trained at the Internationales Studienzentrum, a language institute at the University of Heidelberg, Ms Becker studied at the Goethe University in Frankfurt before becoming an in-house translator at Feddersen Laule Stroth & Partner (now White & Case, Feddersen), a leading German law firm specializing in corporate law and international mergers and acquisitions. This experience gave her both extensive translating experience and practical insights into the German legal and business world.