Writing | Editing | German-English Translation
US-born writer in Switzerland
You have great things to say. I am the freelance writer, editor and translator who can help you say them, powerfully and beautifully.
Want your work to be easier and more successful?
If you are:
A non-native speaker who wants to reach and impress more clients with texts in English
A pro in English who could use a smart and experienced set of eyes to make sure your messages wow your audience
A business in need of on-point content such as blog posts or emails that grab customers
A publication in search of compelling storytelling and reliable, sharp reporting
A Bit About Me
I admit to being a lifelong word nerd (that's me channeling my inner Shakespeare). Writing original pieces, helping shape texts by others and mastering/translating German is a blast. But it's also a passion I take seriously, driven by my work ethic and a splash of perfectionism.
My professional experiences over 15 years have been varied and demanding, contributing to my ability to learn and adapt quickly to the specific needs of any project. My experience ranges from foreign correspondent in Germany to New York-based reporter for a leading business publication, to creating the content for a prestigious art/science book's website, to producing content for a parenting blog and writing policy documents on open access publishing. I work well independently or with a team.
After growing up near New York and studying Germanistik and Anglistik at illustrious Mount Holyoke College in the U.S. as well as in Potsdam (near Berlin), I spent six years in Germany. Now in Switzerland for well over a decade, I'm fluent in German in addition to my native English.
I've lived in fast-paced New York, Berlin, and Frankfurt as well as bucolic western Massachusetts and Switzerland, and travelled whenever possible to all kinds of places in between.
What I Can Do for You
Win Customers and Fans, and Make a Great Impression with the Right Text
I provide freelance language services for businesses and individuals. Based in German-speaking Switzerland but born in the U.S.A., I perform top-notch work writing, editing and translating for clients in Europe, the U.S. and anywhere on the planet.
Need warm essays or pointed business writing? Compelling SEO-friendly web content? Creative articles for a company newsletter? Maybe even with a dash of humor? I´m the freelance writer for you. I have a good ear and news judgment. With a little information from you, I can create an interesting text that is exactly what you need. Save yourself time and stress by leaving the writing to me.
Well done: You have written an article, a blog post, a marketing email, web content or even a book! Now make sure it has the right impact with readers by having a pro (that's me!) edit your work. I can correct spelling and grammar, and/or help shape your text to get your message out most effectively. Put my education, experience and word nerd powers to work for you.
German-English Translation and Adaptation of German Texts
Showcase your own message and style, but reach a wider audience. Want your business to reach the many English speakers in the area - or grow internationally? Let me translate or simply polish your blog posts, web content, marketing copy, speeches, emails, newsletters, press releases and any other texts. I studied German and translation in university, have interviewed blue chip-level executives in German for articles that I wrote in English, and honed skills from various German-English projects. My skills translate to texts that put you in the best light and have a great impact on your target audiences.
Happy Clients, Happy Life
"Working with Beth was incredibly eye-opening because I found her insights went far beyond typical copy editing. Beth really knows her work! She fundamentally changed the way I approach my writing and has helped me to become far more articulate and concise. I highly recommend working with Beth!"
Christen Coaching & Consulting
"Beth is a gifted writer and translator who was able to catch not only the meaning but also the tone of my own writing and create something new. Thank you, Beth, for your contribution to my blog!"
“It was a great experience to work with Bayley Communications. Beth Bayley is very professional and easy to work with. She asks the right questions, and then writes high-quality and creative pieces that can be used immediately. I also received everything on time and the costs are affordable. I look forward to working with Bayley Communications again in the future!”
Engagement & Training Manager,
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Some publications where my work has appeared: