Bettina Hindes

Creative Writing

English editing and translation post-editing


Language Coaching

Bettina Hindes

Creative Writing

English editing and translation post-editing


Language Coaching

About Bettina
  • Creative Writer

Memoir, creative nonfiction, essays, poetry, and fiction.

  • Commercial Writer

Blogger, content creator, copywriter, micro-copy, and long-form.

  • Translator: German to English
  • Native English editor and Quality Control/proofreader

Berlin-based freelancer

Available remote or on-site


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My Services
Creative Writing

I write creative nonfiction in the form of essays, long-form and short pieces. I write memoir, cultural criticism, humor pieces, lyrical essays and yes, even poetry and fiction too.

All of these skills can be applied writing web content, blog posts, white papers and much more. 


Post-editing of translated texts.

I have a falcon’s eye for typing errors and a fine sense of English style and grammar.

I have studied many different languages and know my way around “false friends” (faux-amis)

I can bring existing English texts to mother-tongue level.

German to English Translation

I came to Germany for the first time at age 14 to attend a youth summer camp, and have been here on and off for longer and shorter periods since then—for study, work and visiting my host family—and thus have professionalized and refined my spoken and written German.

English Copy

I am a native US English speaker.  I still regularly spend time with my family and friends in America. My relationship with the English language and American culture remains strong. 

I am also world-traveled and know my way around the various international varieties of English.

Adaptation – German to English

I offer adaptations and translations of German texts into English.

Whether business and technical, or literary and philosophical texts.

I also bring advertising material of any kind into meaningful and linguistically effective English—be it in American, British or International English.

UX Writing

As an English UX writer I help users achieve their goals when they use a product by writing the text that guides users as they navigate and interact with digital products, including calls-to-action, help content, onboarding flows, menu taxonomy, and much more.

I hired Bettina Hindes to editor my book, "The Spiritual Minimalist" and commissioned her to polish the ad copy for the book campaign and proofread the manuscript. Bettina is thorough and prompt and has an excellent sense for the author’s intention. I strongly recommend Bettina’s highly professional and reliable translating and editing work.
Torben Maiwald
Composer, Author at:
How can I help you?

Every business today needs a distinctive online English-language presence. But nothing ruins a competent professional image quicker than spelling, grammatical, or translation errors.

False friends, colloquialisms, slang: Sometimes it can be hard to know what proper business English should be and what belongs more on social media or the latest Netflix show. 

I can help you tuck the nuance you need into precise words so that you appear as proficient as you are.

Is your English good? I’m sure it is!

You are fluent, speak with international clients daily, and feel at home in the language.

But written communication is not the same as the spoken word. Why not have an expertly trained American translator review your English-language materials to be sure?

I have extensive experience translating and editing both human and machine translations of German and other languages into English for accuracy and cultural appropriateness.

I specialize in creative writing, literary and artistic topics; and I have extensive experience in marketing, business communication, and technical writing. 

I translate into international, US American, or British English.

For an individualized offer, send me your text or more information about your project.

Fun Facts
5 Languages Spoken
Lived on 5 Continents
37 Countries Visited
Millions of liters of coffee consumed


Book Editing
Content, Editing, Writing
Book Translation
Content, Translations
Creative Writing
Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Writing
Readings, Panels, Residencies
Creative Nonfiction, Writing
Social and Website Translations
Content, Editing, Translations, UX Writing
Video Subtitling
Content, Translations, Video
2013 - Present
Freelance Writer
Creative Writing

German to English translation

Post editing

Editing & copywriting

English content writing

2008 - 2012
Translator and Analyst
Persian linguist

Quality control on translated Persian documents.

Translation from Persian to English.
Socio-cultural and political analysis of Central Asian issues.

2020 - 2022
Creative Nonfiction

Carlow University

Pittsburgh, PA

2007- 2008
Persian-Farsi Language and Culture

University of Maryland

College Park, MD

2000 - 2003
Government, Languages, Philosophy

Claremont McKenna College

Claremont, CA

Writing and Translation
  • Translation German to English
  • Post editing of machine-translations
  • Native Checks in English
  • Editing and Ghostwriting
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Persian-Farsi
  • Italian
  • French
Software skills
  • Translation in WordPress Backend
  • Google Docs
  • Microsoft Office
  • Trello & Slack
  • Copy Editing
  • Creative Writing
  • Native-Checks
  • Proofreading
  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Social Media and Blogging
  • Research and Analysis
Get in Touch
  • Address: Berlin, Germany
  • Email: translationinfo(at)
  • Freelance Partially Available
  • Location Remote or on site within Germany

Legal Disclosure

Information in accordance with Section 5 TMG

Bettina Hindes
Bettina Hindes Language Services
Togostr. 80
13351 Berlin

Contact Information

Telephone: 015732450907
E-Mail: translationinfo /at/
Internet address:

VAT number

VAT indentification number in accorance with Section 27 a of the German VAT act



Accountability for content
The contents of our pages have been created with the utmost care. However, we cannot guarantee the contents’ accuracy, completeness or topicality. According to statutory provisions, we are furthermore responsible for our own content on these web pages. In this matter, please note that we are not obliged to monitor the transmitted or saved information of third parties, or investigate circumstances pointing to illegal activity. Our obligations to remove or block the use of information under generally applicable laws remain unaffected by this as per §§ 8 to 10 of the Telemedia Act (TMG).

Accountability for links
Responsibility for the content of external links (to web pages of third parties) lies solely with the operators of the linked pages. No violations were evident to us at the time of linking. Should any legal infringement become known to us, we will remove the respective link immediately.

Our web pages and their contents are subject to German copyright law. Unless expressly permitted by law, every form of utilizing, reproducing or processing works subject to copyright protection on our web pages requires the prior consent of the respective owner of the rights. Individual reproductions of a work are only allowed for private use. The materials from these pages are copyrighted and any unauthorized use may violate copyright laws.

Sources: translate-24h Englisch Übersetzungen

Responsible authority in the sense of the data protection laws, in particular the EU data protection basic regulation (DSGVO), is:

Bettina Hindes

Your rights as a data subject

You can exercise the following rights at any time using the contact details provided by our data protection officer:

  • Information about your data stored with us and its processing (Art. 15 DSGVO),
  • Correction of incorrect personal data (Art. 16 DSGVO),
  • Deletion of your data stored with us (Art. 17 DSGVO),
  • Restriction of data processing if we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to legal obligations (Art. 18 DSGVO),
  • Objection to the processing of your data by us (Art. 21 DSGVO) and
  • Data transferability if you have consented to data processing or have concluded a contract with us (Art. 20 DSGVO).

If you have given us your consent, you can revoke it at any time with effect for the future.

You may at any time file a complaint with a supervisory authority, e.g. the competent supervisory authority of the federal state in which you reside or the authority responsible for us.You will find a list of the supervisory authorities (for the non-public sector) with their addresses at:

Collection of general information when you visit our website

Nature and purpose of data processing:

If you access our website, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise submit information, then information of a general nature is automatically collected. This information (server log files) includes, for example, the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider, your IP address and the like. 

In particular, they are processed for the following purposes:

  • Ensuring that the connection to the website is established without problems,
  • Ensuring the smooth use of our website,
  • Evaluation of system safety and stability as well as
  • for other administrative purposes.

We do not use your data to draw any conclusions about your person. Information of this kind may be statistically evaluated by us in order to optimise our website and the technology behind it.

Legal basis:

Processing is carried out in accordance with Article 6 para. 1 subpara. f of the German Data Protection Act (DSGVO) on the basis of our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website.


Recipients of the data may be technical service providers who act as contract processors for the operation and maintenance of our website.

Duration of storage:

Data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required for the purpose of collection. This is generally the case for the data used to deliver the content of the website when the session is finished.

Supply of data is required or necessary:

The provision of the aforementioned personal data is neither required by law nor by contract. Without the IP address, however, the service and functionality of our website cannot be guaranteed. In addition, individual services may not be available or restricted. For this reason an objection is impossible. 


Nature and purpose of the processing:

Like many other websites, we also use cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your end device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our website. 

This provides us with certain data such as IP address, browser used and operating system.

Cookies cannot be used to start programs or transmit viruses to a computer. The information contained in cookies enables us to make navigation easier for you and to display our web pages correctly.

Under no circumstances will the data collected by us be passed on to third parties or linked to personal data without your consent.

Of course, you can also view our website without cookies. Internet browsers are regularly set to accept cookies. In general, you can deactivate the use of cookies at any time via the settings of your browser. Please use the help functions of your Internet browser to find out how you can change these settings. Please note that individual functions of our website may not work if you have deactivated the use of cookies.

Duration of storage and cookies used:

Contact Form

Nature and purpose of the processing:

The data you enter will be stored in order to communicate with you individually. For this purpose it is necessary to provide a valid e-mail address and your name. This is used to assign the query and then answer it. Entering further data is optional.

Legal Basis:   

The data entered in the contact form is processed on the basis of a legitimate interest (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO).

By providing the contact form, we would like to make it easy for you to contact us. Your details will be stored for the purpose of processing your inquiry and for possible follow-up questions.

If you contact us to request an offer, the data entered in the contact form will be processed to carry out pre-contractual measures (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO).


The recipients of the data may be contract processors.

Duration of storage:

Data will be deleted no later than 6 months after the request has been processed.

If it comes to a contractual relationship, we are subject to the legal retention periods according to HGB and delete your data after these periods. 

Submission of data required or necessary:

The provision of your personal data is voluntary. However, we can only process your request if you provide us with your name, e-mail address and the reason for the request.

Use of Google Analytics

Nature and purpose of the processing:

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA (hereinafter: “Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies,” which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. However, due to the activation of IP anonymisation on these web pages, your IP address will be shortened by Google in advance within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to and truncated by Google on servers in the United States. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google.

The purposes of data processing are to evaluate the use of the website and to compile reports on activities on the website. On the basis of the use of the website and the Internet, further associated services are then to be provided.

Legal Basis:

Data is processed on the basis of the user’s consent (Art. 6 para. 1 subpara) a DSGVO).


The recipient of the data is Google as the processor. For this purpose, we have concluded the corresponding contract with Google.

Duration of storage:

Data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required for our record-keeping purposes.

Transfer to a third country:

Google processes your data in the USA and has agreed to comply with the EU_US Privacy Shield.

Submission of data required or necessary:

The disclosure of your personal data is voluntary, solely on the basis of your consent. If you block access, this may result in functional limitations of the website.

Withdrawal of consent:

You may block the storage of cookies by changing your browser software settings accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use this website to its full extent. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and Google from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link:  Browser Add to deactivate Google Analytics.

In addition or as an alternative to the browser add-on, you can prevent tracking by Google Analytics on our pages by clicking this linkthis link. An opt-out cookie is installed on your device. This will prevent Google Analytics from collecting cookies for this website and this browser in the future as long as the cookie remains installed on your browser.


With the help of the tracking tool Google Analytics, it is possible to evaluate the behaviour of visitors to the website and analyse their interests. To this end, a pseudonym user profile is created.

Google AdWords

Nature and purpose of the processing:

Our website uses Google Conversion Tracking. The operator of Google AdWords services is Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. If you have reached our website via an ad placed by Google, Google Adwords places a cookie on your computer. The conversion tracking cookie is set when a user clicks on an ad placed by Google.

If the user visits certain pages on our site and the cookie has not expired, we and Google may recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was directed to that page. Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. As a result, cookies cannot be tracked through AdWords customer websites. The information collected from the Conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for Conversion Tracking. Customers will know the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were directed to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, they will not receive information that personally identifies users.

Legal Basis:   

The legal basis for the integration of Google AdWords and the associated data transfer to Google is your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 subpara. a DSGVO).


Every time you visit our website, personal data, including your IP address, is transferred to Google in the USA. This personal data is stored by Google. Google may share this personal data collected through the technical process with third parties.

Our company does not contain any information from Google that could be used to identify the person concerned.

Duration of storage:

These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used for personal identification (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.

Transfer to third country:

Google processes your data in the USA and has agreed to comply with the EU_US Privacy Shield:

Withdrawal of consent:

If you do not wish to participate in tracking, you can disable cookies by for example setting your browser to generally disable the automatic use of cookies or by setting your browser to block cookies from the “” domain.

Please note that you may not delete the opt-out cookies as long as you do not wish measurement data to be recorded. If you have deleted all your cookies in your browser, you must set the respective opt-out cookie again.

Submission of data required or necessary:

Providing your personal data is voluntary, solely on the basis of your consent. If you disallow access, this may result in functional restrictions on the website.


In order to protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption technologies (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.

Changes to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to adapt this data protection declaration so that it always corresponds to the current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the data protection declaration, for example when introducing new services. In this case, the new data protection declaration will apply to your next visit.

Questions for the Data Protection Officer

If you have any questions about data protection, please send us an e-mail or contact the person responsible for data protection in our organisation directly:

This privacy policy was created with the Datenschutzerklärungs-Generator der activeMind AG erstellt(Version 2018-09-24).

Who we are

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.