About us

Welcome to Lingua Stedtnitz, your translation service in Berlin-Heiligensee. We are a small, but highly efficient family business, which was founded by Wolfgang Stedtnitz in March 2008. Our aim is to serve you with translations of the highest quality. By our definition this means transferring a text from a source to a target language so that the result is both accurate and smooth - so accurate that no piece of information gets lost and so smooth that a native speaker believes he is reading the original.


Wolfgang Stedtnitz

Wolfgang Stedtnitz, M.A.

Born in 1955 as the eldest son to two vocational school teachers, Wolfgang spent his childhood in Bensberg near Cologne. He attended a high school specializing in modern language studies and graduated in 1974.

This was followed by studies of English Literature and Theology at the Universities of Cologne and Bonn. In 1976, he was awarded a scholarship for the University of North Wales at Bangor by the German Academic Exchange Service, DAAD.

Wolfgang passed his First State Exam for teachers (Erstes Staatsexamen) in 1979 and holds a Master of Arts degree in Linguistics, English Literature and Church History (University of Bonn, 1986). In 1980, he spent two terms at the Capernwray Bible School in Colorado, USA and British-Columbia, Canada.

His experience as a translator, teacher, consultant and literary editor include:

1991    Translators’ Exam (Übersetzer-IHK) before the Chamber of Industry and Commerce at Coblence, Rhineland
1992 – 1998   Freelance translator, literary editor and market consultant for various German publishers (more than 20 literary translations)
1994 – 1996   Lecturer for English at the Adult Education Center Volkshochschule Rhein-Sieg in St. Augustin
1998 – 2007   Research Officer and Translator at the Embassy of the Republic of Singapore

Wolfgang Stedtnitz is a member of the ”Federal Association of Interpreters and Translators” (BDÜ).
He is married to Dorothea Stedtnitz, a medical doctor. The couple has two sons and two adult daughters.
Wolfgang’s hobbies are photography, Nordic Walking and canoeing.


Wolfgang Stedtnitz

Dr. med Dorothea Stedtnitz

The daughter of a German diplomat, Dorothea was born in Santiago de Chile in 1959 and spent her first years in Chile and Nicaragua. From 1965 to 1977 she attended The German School of Rome and Nicolaus-Cusanus-Gymnasium (High School) in Bonn. This was followed by medical studies at the University of Bonn, where she was awarded her degree in medicine in 1985.

Dorothea’s experience as a medical doctor and freelance translator/interpreter include:

1990 – 1996   Co-translator and proofreader for ”Stedtnitz Translations”
1997 – 1999   Medical evaluator for Medizinischer Dienst der Krankenkassen/MDK (The Medical Services Department of the Association of Health Insurance Companies)
since 1996    Freelance translator, specializing in medical documents

Married since 1984 to Wolfgang Stedtnitz, with four children
Member of the Medical Associations of Berlin and the Federal Republic of Germany
Hobbies: Reading English, French and Italian literature