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

  • business documents, marketing materials, brochures, newsletters;
  • technical documentation, user manuals, maintenance instructions;
  • legal translation including affidavits, contracts, court decisions, wills and testaments, divorce agreements;
  • financial documents, income tax refunds;
  • medical records, doctor's notes, surgery reports;
  • driver licenses, vehicle insurance documents, and vehicle registration papers for ICBC;
  • academic credentials for the International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES);
  • personal documents for Citizenship and Immigration Canada;
  • website localization.

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.

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.



Depending on specialization and urgency, 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. Most single-page documents incur our minimum charge of $50. Please contact us for a cost and time estimate.



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 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.