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 text- and language projects.

We are an international language and text processing agency based in Cape Town, South Africa. From here, we offer comprehensive online services 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: coding and voice-overs, subtitling, proofreading and editing, copywriting, text and data entry, as well as video and audio editing and anonymisation. 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!

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

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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

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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

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. Christine recognises spelling and grammar errors straight away, be they in detailed transcriptions or scientific texts. You can reach Christine on

Laura Wieland

Project Manager

You can reach Laura at

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’s very 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

Lina Ufimtseva

Project Manager, Business Development

Although born in Cologne, Lina is of Russian heritage and has lived in South Africa since 2011. She completed her studies at the AAA School of Advertising in Cape Town, from which her marketing career was launched. With her interest in languages, Lina was drawn to working for an international company – and struck gold when she was employed by MSS. She manages marketing tasks, such as brand development, competitor research and website development, and she also deals with customer acquisition. You can reach Lina on

Nick Blecher

Project Manager

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Marlizel Howard

Project Manager

Area of expertise: Subtitling and Technical Documentation. You can reach Marlizel on

Tomer Eini

Recruitment Manager

Erika Lutz

Project Manager

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Charlotte-Kathrin Stollberg

Project Manager & Busines Development

Area of expertise: Market Research, Statistics, Investor Relations. You can reach Charlotte on

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, 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:

Alfons Ulrich

IT Manager

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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, internship positions and our freelancer application forms below.