I’m Susanne Jasper, the founder of A Pond Apart.

My passion for languages and cultures is probably rooted in my early beginnings: I’m made in Croatia, born in Slovakia, and raised in Germany. My upbringing was bilingual and bicultural.

After graduating from law school in Germany, much travel and several stints abroad, I packed my suitcases again in 2005. This time with a one-way ticket to the U.S.

Initially . . .
I worked in marketing, sales, and corporate communications in various industries. Always with a focus on creating content that speaks to the audience.

Things came full circle . . .
in 2011 when I accepted my first translation assignment. Since then I’ve been translating, localizing, and transcreating in the language pairs German-English and English-German. I‘m certified by the ATA (American Translators Association). In 2017, I founded A Pond Apart to help people and organizations from Germany and the U.S. communicate across shores.

How do you benefit?
After close to 30 years in Germany and a total of 17 years in the U.S., I‘m at home in both languages and cultures. I find that the differences between these cultures are oftentimes underestimated. When I write, translate, or transcreate for you, I take these differences into account and create wording that speaks to your German or American audience. And if I assist your expat assignees with settling in, I help them work through all the differences—for a smooth start.

Our clients often have copy with puns or that use a play on words, and Susanne expertly works with the text to deliver an alternative for a German local audience. Our clients are always thrilled with Susanne’s work and she has never delivered a single project past its deadline. We have come to rely on Susanne for our target German marketing translation and transcreation needs.

Athena PapanicolaouMilla and CoNYC

Susanne translates from German to English and vice versa. But she doesn’t only translate, she also edits and reviews plausability as well as style. Very valuable for anyone who appreciates quality.

Dr. Georg OehmMellinckrodtGermany

As a multilingual agency we always look for more than just grammatically correct translations but for those that are a pleasure to read. When we found Susanne at A Pond Apart, we stopped looking any further and are very grateful to Susanne.

Maxime BuyakovProftranFrance

Susanne is very thorough, prompt, and professional and her translations are top-notch. I would recommend her to anyone who needs a professional translator!

Mary LanglinaisTexan TranslationAustin

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