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+43 676 3119865 DE
certified translating UNIVERSITAS Austria

Margit Hengsberger

Professional translations
Arts and culture, business and law

English German

other languages upon request

What can you expect?

  • Great translations by a qualified translator with many years’ experience
  • Adherence to deadlines
  • Tailored language services

What can I offer you?

Professional translations

  • English > German and German > English
  • Quality check by a second professional translator included (four-eyes principle)
  • Other languages upon request (in cooperation with other professional translators)

Subject fields

  • Arts and culture, theatre and tourism
  • European Union and international organisations
  • Finance, banking and business
  • Law
  • Social sector
  • Other subject fields upon request


  • German texts
  • English texts by English native speaker translator colleagues
  • Proofreading (of typeset PDFs)
  • Revision: grammar, spelling, punctuation
  • Editing: stylistic editing included

About me

„Translating is so much more than just looking up words and then stringing them together (somehow). Translating means to ‘translate’ the text’s meaning and author’s intention into the target language. Let me do it for you!“

Margit Hengsberger

It all started with…

  • a leaflet about the translation profession, which someone happened to bring in to my school (back in the 1980s)

And was followed by…

  • a school-leaving certificate from a commercial college with English as one of my main subjects (1989)
  • a year in London as au pair with a British-American family
  • studies in translation in Graz, Dublin (1994-95) and Vienna (1997)
  • many years of translating many texts from English into German and German into English (since 1994)
  • love and passion for the job!

Apart from working in translation…

  • I have two adorable children
  • I love (almost) everything British, cats, sports (running, hiking, inline skating), flowers and dark chocolate, good food and fine wine (to name just a few of my hobbies and interests)

I volunteer(ed) as…

2019-present: parent representative at my children’s grammar school
2014-present: mentor for young translator colleagues (UNIVERSITAS Austria, Economic Chamber Vienna)
2012-2018: parent representative at my children’s kindergarten
2009-2011: Secretary General of UNIVERSITAS Austria Interpreters’ and Translators’ Association
2005-2011: board member of UNIVERSITAS Austria
2007-2009: youth mentor for a KJA (child protection agency) project
2002-2005: head of the “International” project group of Junior Chamber Vienna as well as JCI Meetings Manager at the 60th JCI World Congress 2005 in Vienna, JCI Senator #66908
2000-2013: board member of the Vienna Catsitters’ Club


  • Abstracts
  • Academic studies
  • Annual reports
  • Conference material
  • Contracts
  • CVs
  • Decrees and regulations
  • Laws
  • Press releases
  • Training documents
  • Treatments
  • Websites
  • Yearbooks

Client testimonials are available in the German section of my website.


The fee for a high-quality translation depends on various factors. The rate given below is for general information only. Please e-mail me your text and I will be happy to send you a personal quote.

All rates are exclusive of 20% Austrian VAT. If you are a company with offices in the EU and provide your European VAT number, you may be exempt from it. Please find my VAT number at the bottom of the page.

The rates quoted are per standard line (1 standard line comprises 55 characters including spaces) of the target text (the final translation), as is standard in Austria. If you prefer a quote based on the number of words, please let me know.

Once the translation has been completed, you will receive an electronic invoice by e-mail, to be paid by bank transfer within 14 days of the invoice date.

Minimum fee: € 85

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Source text analysis: subject/difficulty + length
from € 1.95 per standard line
+ Time available
(rush charge: + 30%)
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+ Delivery
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