I edit and proofread German books, articles, or texts for orthography, grammar & style and make sure they meet the highest standards when it comes to textual and formatting consistency – for print and online publications.


You would like to reach out to the German-speaking market? I translate texts from English into German in the fields of arts & culture, children’s literature, lifestyle and travel.


I put your German & English interviews or other audio into writing. You decide the degree of refinement: from an exact word by word transcription to a fully edited interview that is ready to print.

Marina Diekmann

About me

Marina Diekmann

I was born raised and graduated from high school (Gymnasium) in a picturesque little town in the German Rhine Main Area, nestled between Cologne and Frankfurt. After two years of studying German Linguistics & Literature at the Philipp University in Marburg (one of Germany’s oldest Universities, which calls the brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm as its alumni), I decided that I had enough of half-timber houses.

I learned about a scholarship to one of Philipp’s partner universities located in an Irish city I had never heard of. I applied, searched for it on a map (in that order), got the scholarship, and, shortly after, continued my studies at UCC in Cork. The warm-heartedness of the Irish only magnified my love for the English language and I left university not only with a degree in German Linguistics & Literature and History of Art but also with the wish to keep working in German and English.

Ever since, I have worked and interned as copywriter, editor, translator, and consultant in the fields of intercultural communication, news, PR, art, fashion, lifestyle, and travel for TASCHEN, ZDFGerman Television, the Goethe-Institut, ELLE Magazine (Burda Publishing), T-Online, and Campus Frankfurt/New York. In February 2015, I was accepted as a member of the Verband der Freien Lektorinnen und Lektoren (VFLL), German Association of Freelance Editors

Please feel free to get in touch if you’d like to discuss a potential project or if you have questions regarding my CV or work.


Photo: k.fotografie & artdesign

Clients and what they say

“We are happy to have found Marina, as she’s an extraordinary freelancer with outstanding communication skills, an excellent eye for the big picture, and always delivering great results in time. Looking forward to working with her again.”

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“We are working with Marina on a regular basis. She goes above and beyond the project guidelines to ensure the work is done professionally and accurately. Highly recommended.”

GummicubeApp Store Optimization | www.gummicube.com

“The best German copywriter and translator we have ever worked with. Highly recommended for excellent communication and professionalism.”

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“Marina delivered impeccable transcriptions of nine long audio interviews. We expanded the assignment to include a 1st edit and will certainly turn to her again in the future.”

Cecilia HanssonPoet, translator, and journalist | www.ceciliahansson.com


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