Language Support is owned and operated by Annette Weizsäcker.
Annette has a multinational, multicultural, and multilingual background. Born in Germany and living in a bilingual household, Annette joined the many international travels of her parents from childhood on. She has lived, worked and studied in 7 countries in Europe, North America, Central America, South America, Australia and Africa and traveled more than 20 countries worldwide.
Annette holds the equivalent of a master’s degree (German Diplom) in International Business
from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany), University of Córdoba (Argentina) and University of Salamanca (Spain). She also holds Diplomas in English, Spanish (certified by the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Regional Government of Castilla y León, Spain) and Portuguese Language, as well as a postgraduate Diploma in Management in Equestrian Sports.
Annette has gained extensive knowledge of the corporate world and cultural differences from almost two decades of working in management positions for international companies and institutions, as well as in the (sports-/eco-) tourism and banking sector. Prior to founding Language Support, Annette worked as an Operations Manager at Sea Life Oberhausen and Nuremberg (Germany) and held the position of CEO of the German-Honduran Chamber of Commerce in Tegucigalpa (Honduras). Annette also worked as a language and intercultural consultant for Gomera Trekking Tours, as a multilingual tour guide for Nuremberg Old City Tours and served as an in-house translator on the technical documentation staff of Siemens, amongst others.
Since founding Language Support, Annette has focused on designing comprehensive language services far beyond just transferring words from one language to another, while managing day-to-day operations and ensuring exceptional quality and customer service.
Knowing about the intercultural barriers businesses face when expanding internationally, Language Support combines translation with a wide range of related services, such as trade show services and interpretation, intercultural consulting, typesetting, graphic design and creative work.
Working with a small, hand-selected group of qualified freelance translators, graphic designers and independent professionals in other fields, Language Support is your one-stop shop for language related services.