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    Creation of English subtitles (plain and for the deaf or hard-of-hearing) from English, German or Dutch audiovisual media following industry standards. I have experience working with subtitling software OOONA, Aegisub and Subtitle Workshop.


    High-quality translation of German/Dutch texts into English. I have experience translating articles, blog posts, interviews, product descriptions and more. I specialise in audiovisual translation and topics such as art, entertainment and sustainability and the environment.

    And more...

    I also offer transcreation, proofreading of English texts and MT-post editing services. Get in touch below to find out how I can help you or your company.

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    Hi, nice to meet you! My name is Dot Roberts and I am a native English freelance translator and subtitler based in Manchester, UK. I am creative, adaptable and always up for a challenge. Ethics and sustainability are important to me and I strive to honour these values in all areas of my life.

    I create English subtitles (plain and for the deaf or hard-of-hearing) and translate from German and Dutch into English. Since January 2019, I have been subtitling TV shows and other audiovisual content and translating articles, interviews, product descriptions and more.

    In terms of qualifications, I have an MA in Translation Studies from the University of Manchester and a BA in German with Dutch from the University of Nottingham.

    When I am not subtitling or translating, you'll find me sewing, baking, walking or doing yoga.

    I would love to hear from you! Please get in touch below to find out how I can help you or your company or to meet for a cuppa.


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    “Dot is extremely reliable and communicative. Her captioning and subtitling work is excellent and we are very happy working with her!”

    - Alex Collot, Production Director at Collot Baca Localization

    - Markus Land, Project Advent Calendar

    "Dot is an excellent translator and copywriter. She is an extremely effective and thoughtful communicator, which made managing this project a breeze. She also made some new suggestions and created more clearly. I will certainly hire her again in the future."

    - Nicky Dorrington, Wayfair

    "Dot has delivered high quality translations on a wide spectrum of content types for us for over a year. She is consistent in meeting our strict and tight deadlines and proactively communicates with our team when necessary. We have found her pleasant to work with and recommend her highly."

    "I have collaborated with Dot on subtitling projects. I can highly recommend her for German to English translation."

    - Christopher Drew MA​, Freelance Translator

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