Samples

Samples from private collections are used with the client’s permission. All rights reserved.

1860 Military Certificate

1860 Military Certificate

December 2011 Records

For certificates I try to duplicate the layout and formatting as nearly as possible. Click image to view sample.

Published Book

Published Book

December 2011 Published Work

I have translated two books on classical music for Amadeus Press, Portland, Oregon. Click image to view sample.

Scholarly Text in Fraktur

Scholarly Text in Fraktur

December 2011 Scholarly Text

Nineteenth-century academic writing style presents challenges quite apart from the typeface. Click image to view sample.

1661 Baptism

1661 Baptism

January 2012 Records

If anything is illegible or questionable or needs explanation, I will clearly indicate this. Click image to view sample.

Journal Article

Journal Article

January 2012 Published Work

My translations of two articles by Swiss researcher Paul Hostettler were published in Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage (Oct 2004 and Jan 2005). Click image to view sample.

1943 Letter

1943 Letter

December 2011 Correspondence

For letters in German script or poorly legible Roman script, I first make an exact transcription, retaining the line breaks, spelling, etc. of the original. Click image to view sample.

1884 Postcard

1884 Postcard

December 2011 Correspondence

Paper was once a precious commodity, so margins were often filled with writing. In this instance I do not attempt to duplicate the original layout unless requested. Click image to view sample.

Emigration Document

Emigration Document

January 2012 Records

I also do court records, wills, emigration documents, journeyman books, employment records, military records, and diaries. Click image to view sample.