Language connects people -
Language breaks down the barriers to knowledge

About Us

From multinational organisations to budding start-ups – we love exciting clients with exciting language projects.

We are an international language agency based in Cape Town, South Africa. From here we oversee language projects for businesses and private clients in Germany, Europe and across the world.

Translations and transcriptions are our speciality. But we also have expertise in other language services: proofreading, copywriting, text and data entry, coding and voiceovers. If your project has anything to do with language, you’ve come to the right place. Delivering quality and keeping your data secure is particularly important to us.

We come from South Africa and Germany and feel at home in Cape Town. Around the office we speak German, English and Zulu – sometimes in the same sentence. Flexibility, friendliness and competence are all important to us in our dealings with our customers. There’s nothing we like more than a challenge. We’re fast. We’ll find the right solution for you.

We know where we fit in a world of increasing globalisation: Language connects people. Language breaks down the barriers to knowledge.

Get in touch with us!

Get in touch with us!

We look forward to hearing from you.
+49 531 2245 93040 (Germany)
+27 21 461 7452 (South Africa)

Our working processInfographics

We identify the right translator, transcriptionist or copywriter for your job. We deliver the finished product on time, if not sooner. It's simple.

How it works

Just call us, tell us about your project, and we'll find a solution.
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How we ensure quality

Quality matters to you. And to us.
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OUR CLIENTS

MEET OUR TEAM

Torsten Lüddecke

Torsten Lüddecke

Managing Director

Torsten Lüddecke is MSS Cape Town’s owner and managing director.He’s a big fan of South Africa, as well as a manager and tourism expert, having been living in Cape Town since 2004. Torsten is your contact for all queries regarding strategic partnership with MSS Cape Town. You can reach Torsten at torsten.lueddecke@msskapstadt.de

Brian Khumalo

Brian Khumalo

Project Manager

Area of expertise: market research and tourism. After completing studies in media, communications and German, Brian lectured in German and English at Durban’s University of KwaZulu-Natal.During his studies, Brian also tookseminars in translation.The knowledge serves him well in his work as a project manager, but also as a freelance English-Zulu translator in his spare time. At MSS, Brian specialises mainly in project managing bilingual transcriptions, as well as in keeping his colleagues in a good mood. You can reach Brian at brian.khumalo@msskapstadt.de

Christine Dolling

Christine Dolling

Quality Control

Christine has been living in Cape Town for more than twenty years and has worked as a haematology research assistant as well as for an engineering firm.A qualified librarian, she checks the work of MSS’s transcriptionists, translators and editors. In addition to this, she supports our Recruitment Manager in the development of our freelancers.She recognises spelling and grammar errors straight away, be they in detailed transcriptions or scientific texts. You can reach Christine on quality@msskapstadt.de

Peter Hindt

Peter Hindt

Project Manager

Area of expertise: technical documentation, medicine and pharma, e-learning. Peter worked for many years as a freelance translator and also as an in-house translator for a Vienna-based business. At MSS Cape Town he’s our translation expert, with significant experience in editing, transcription and coding projects, too.Peter is our contact for CAT (computer-assisted translation) software such as SDL Trados and MemoQ. Born in South Africa, Peter has also lived in Austria, Germany and Italy. You can reach Peter at peter.hindt@msskapstadt.de

Erika Lutz

Erika Lutz

Recruitment Manager, Procurement

Erika is MSS Cape Town’s specialist for large-volume transcription and long-term projects. Other than overseeing these sectors, she generally enjoys taking on various challenging projects. The South African born studied German, Language and Culture as well as Translation and Interpreting in Stellenbosch, Tübingen and Bamberg. She is fluent in Afrikaans, English, German and Schwäbisch. Having worked as a freelance translator herself, she appreciates the diverse range of products that MSS has to offer. You can reach Erika on erika.lutz@msskapstadt.de

Anne-Kathrin Haase

Anne-Kathrin Haase

Project Manager

Area of expertise: Higher education and research. Having studied linguistics, social sciences, business studies and globalisation in Germany, South Africa and Thailand, Anne is MSS’svery own walking encyclopaedia.We’re still trying to find a subject she doesn’t know about! Anne worked as an academic on linguistics projects at the European University Viadrina, so she knows a thing or two about the intricacies of detailed transcription and the field of science. You can reach Anne on anne.haase@msskapstadt.de

Kelsey Thompson

Kelsey Thompson

Project Manager

Area of expertise: Consulting. Kelsey completed her Bachelor’s degree in German and Linguistics at Rhodes University in Grahamstown (South Africa), and also studied the German language during an exchange programme in Kassel, Germany. Born and raised in Durban, it has always been her dream to live in Cape Town: at MSS, she can combine this wish with her passion for translation, editing and proofreading. Kelsey manages translation projects in a variety of language combinations, many of which we do not come across on a daily basis. She also developed a passion for transcription whilst studying detailed transcription at university. You can reach Kelsey at kelsey.thompson@msskapstadt.de

Lina Ufimtseva

Lina Ufimtseva

Project Manager, Business Development
Geraldine Blatter

Geraldine Blatter

Project Manager, Business Development
Marlen Böhm

Marlen Böhm

General Manager

Area of expertise: Investor Relations. Marlen Böhm is a qualified bank clerk and qualified business administration graduate/special subjects finance and investment. She further has a special interest and various certificates in photography and art. Her attention to detail and a process-oriented way of working together with creativity is a combination which customers trust. Marlen Böhm has been on board almost since the beginning of MSS Kapstadt (previously MeinSchreibservice.de), supported the competence centres Investor Relations and Market Research until 2014, and has rejoined our team in 2016 as general manager. She is the contact person for any concerns or wishes relating to MSS Cape Town: marlen.boehm@msskapstadt.de

Alongside our permanent team in Cape Town we work with over 500 freelancers across the globe. They’re a valued part of our team without whom we’d be unable to do our job.

Interested in joining our team? You’ll find our job vacancies and our freelancer application forms below.

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