I am Martin Harvey, a qualified translator, proofreader and editor. Based in the county of Derbyshire, in the East Midlands of England, I run Lavengro Language Services.

I translate documents written in German and French into English, ensuring that:

  • The translation sounds natural, i.e. it reads as if it were originally written in English
  • Its style is appropriate, i.e. it is suited to the type of document being translated and the subject in hand
  • It is in the correct register, i.e. it’s tailored to its audience.

In addition to this, I also proofread documents in English (whether translated from another language or original) – looking out for and correcting errors in vocabulary, spelling and punctuation – and edit documents for, for example, style, structure and length. There can sometimes be a degree of overlap between the two procedures.

If you believe my services may be of use to you, please get in touch.