Guttannen, Switzerland

About Astrid Freuler

I am a qualified German to English translator, based in the Forest of Dean. I grew up in Switzerland in an English-speaking family and moved to the UK in 1991 to attend university. Having British/Swiss dual nationality – and with family in both countries –
I consider myself bicultural as well as bilingual.

I have been a freelance translator since setting up my own business in 2003, with the exception of 12 months’ employment in-house at a technical translation agency.


2003 Chartered Institute of Linguists Diploma in Translation
2014 ITI Qualified Membership Examination

Professional Memberships

Client feedback

I currently work with a number of agencies and direct clients based in the UK, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Here’s what some of them have said:

"Liebe Astrid,

Danke Dir für deine wie immer sehr gute Arbeit, deine Flexibilität und den tollen Service. Das macht Spass so."

Reto Wilhelm Managing Owner, panta rhei pr gmbh

"Hi Astrid

Just wanted to pass the good feedback on to you. The subsidiary revisor was really happy. Thanks for your great work, research and high standards."

Christiane Schaeffler Project Manager, Balthasar Ltd

“Astrid, I really enjoyed your translation. I thought the language was sophisticated and stylish – something you have clearly managed to capture well from the German original. Also, our copyeditor really loved your translation, she said: Astrid’s done an amazing job – one of the most fluid translations I’ve worked on. Thanks so much.”

Madeleine O'Shea Commissioning Editor, Head of Zeus Ltd

“Liebe Frau Freuler,

Kürzlich habe ich den Ex-Besitzer von der englisch-sprachigen John-F.-Kennedy-Schule in Saanen getroffen. Er hat ein riesiges Kompliment gemacht für das Englisch in unserem Journal. Auch ich muss gestehen, ich finde Ihren Stil super.”

Andrea Scherz General Manager, Gstaad Palace

“Wir arbeiten immer wieder mit Übersetzern. Die Zusammenarbeit mit Frau Astrid Freuler hat alle unsere bisherigen Erfahrungen übertroffen.”

Esther Hürlimann Orell Füssli Verlag, Zurich, Switzerland

“Astrid is a highly professional and reliable translator who produces first-rate creative translations of in-depth articles on scientific and cultural topics for our university magazine.”

Caitlin Stephens English Language Services, Zurich University

For further information on my background and range of experience, simply get in touch.