Kaleidoscope Language Services offers linguistic expertise to handle documents of all sizes in most subject areas, including:

A Kaleidoscope translation is true to the original in style, tone, and message. Our translators are not just gifted writers, they are also experts in a wide range of disciplines. All translations include editing, proofreading, and basic page layout. Translations are transmitted electronically as well as by mail or courier. 

All Kaleidoscope translators abide by the professional Code of Ethics of the Society of Translators and Interpreters of BC, in terms of accuracy, confidentiality, impartiality. More information can be found at

Ulrike is a STIBC Certified Translator for German to English and registered with ICBC. Her certified German>English translations will be accepted by all official bodies in Canada.


Being fully bi-lingual, Ulrike is available to accompany German-speaking visitors or new immigrants with no or limited knowledge of English to any number of occasions:

Please note that Ulrike is not a certified court interpreter and can only assist you in meetings with a lawyer, not in court.


Our competitive rates range from 23 cents/word for documents for personal use up to 30 cents/word for legally certified documents of a more complex nature, depending on specialization and urgency. Most single-page documents incur our minimum charge of $50.

Interpretation services are based on an hourly rate of $60 plus travel ($30/hour) and mileage (45 cents/km). 

Please contact us for an estimate.

Kaleidoscope Language Services

P.O. Box 555
Hope, BC V0X 1L0

1 604 765-0685


Ulrike Spitzer

Ulrike Spitzer is the owner and manager of Kaleidoscope Language Services in Hope, BC.

She is a freelance translator for German, French, and English; certified translator for German to English; and she coordinates large translation projects. 

Born and educated in Germany, Ulrike has lived and worked in Paris, France, for three years. In 1996, she immigrated to British Columbia, Canada, and founded Kaleidoscope Language Services in 1997. 

She works out of her home-based office in the charming town of Hope, BC, nestled in the Cascade and Coastal Mountains, a two-hour drive from Vancouver or Kamloops.