German translator

Thomas Rühl

Certified English-German translator, M.A.
Member of the German Federal Association of Interpreters and Translators (BDÜ)

Leipzig, Germany

What I do

Translation of IT and gaming marketing content (websites, blogs, app descriptions, whitepapers…)

Transcreation of tech- and gaming-related advertising (mobile and web banners, text ads, videos…)

Localization of apps and video games (casual, action-adventures, jump’n’runs…)

Clients I have worked with

IT security providers, open source software companies,

A global video-sharing platform, app developers,

A major video game publisher and console manufacturer,

A wearable technology company

… you?

Sample projects I have worked on

Ongoing ad transcreation for two top 10 grossing mobile games

Ongoing translation of blog posts for a first-party publisher

Marketing copy translation for various sports titles

Localization of several Disney adventures (PC & consoles)

Localization of a walking simulator (PC & PS4)


B.A. in English and German linguistics (University of Mannheim, 2007)

M.A. in Translation Studies (University of Leipzig, 2010)

Other notable mentions

I am a Publicly Appointed and Sworn Translator for the English Language and was among the winners in the Pro category of the 2015 LocJAM2 game localization contest


Thomas is becoming our go to linguist for our most challenging projects thanks to his expertise in gaming and an ability to transcreate copy for German audience as if created in market. Always a pleasure to work with!

– Translation talent manager, global marketing implementation agency

This is how we would like to have a challenging translation being tackled – with a good flow of sentences, avoiding literal translations and a good deal of research for industry- and non-industry-related terminology.

– Client reviewer, network equipment provider

Team projects:
Smash Hit Plunder (a video game) – proofreader
Legendary Hunter VR (a VR duck hunting game) – localizer
Shooty Troops – The Endless Arcade Shooter (a mobile game) – localizer
Tilted – A Tale of Refraction (a mobile game) – proofreader
Divine Ascent (a puzzle game) – proofreader
Pavilion (a fourth-person adventure game for PS4) – proofreader

Email: [email protected]