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Learn About Global Translation Center

Founded in 1982, Global Translation Center has grown to a full-service translation agency, offering quality translation, interpreting, typesetting, proofreading, editing, voice-over, and transcription services for most languages. With the increase of international trade, travel, and the resulting need for communication, language has become a vital link in our time. Our network of translators and language experts stretches around the world and with the use of modern telecommunication, we can help to establish that link efficiently and professionally.

About Michael von Guttenberg - Owner and Director

Michael von Guttenberg is a German-born, naturalized US citizen. He was educated in Germany and the US, where he received a BA degree from Albion College, attended Wayne State University in Detroit, and received an MA degree from the University of Michigan in German Language and Literature. Subsequently, as head of the German Department at New College in Sarasota, Florida, he was the German instructor for three years in all levels of proficiency. In addition, he offered courses in literature, linguistics, and interpreting. Later he was a property manager for a German investor, managing a shopping center for 11 years.

He is the owner and director of Global Translation Center, which he founded in 1982, as well as in-house German translator and interpreter. His work experience includes being a tour guide interpreter for the City of Detroit, Ford Motor Company, the GM Tech Center and Greenfield Village in Detroit as well as a tour guide interpreter in Sarasota and St. Petersburg. He has interpreted for the Federal Courts and the Department of Justice in Tampa, and the Circuit Courts in Sarasota and Bradenton. In addition, he has done translation and interpreting for extraditions, trials, depositions and mediations, as well as medical and various personal assignments.

Pricing Information 

Assignments received by us may require an advance deposit, and all projects will require an authorized signature on our Quotation and Authorization form. Payment is due within 30 days of the invoice date by check, money order, or PayPal.

Your work, whether private or commercial, is kept in the strictest confidence. Please let us know if you have any specific confidentiality or security requirements so that we can take measures to ensure they are adequately met.


Global Translation Center is registered with the Florida Department of State.
Our registration No. is: G99061900025 and expires on December 31, 2019.


Global Translation Center will take the utmost care in regard to translations within the normal context and will deal with any questions or complaints in good faith. Other than correcting errors, our liability does not extend to any consequential damages.