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Our Team of Professional Translators and Editors can Help You...

  • Translate your documents for official or personal use
  • Convey your message in any language
  • Polish your writing with professional copy-editing

Whereby your success is our number one priority

Who We Are

Our team of translators and editors share a passion for communication, and we continuously strive to uphold the values of intercultural respect, professionalism, and integrity.

All our translators are full members of the New Zealand Society of Translators and Interpreters (NZSTI), ensuring that we meet the highest quality standards. We translate all languages into English, and our translations are accepted by all New Zealand government agencies.

No matter if you engage us to polish your book, thesis, or manuscript before sending it to print, or entrust us with the translation of your personal or business documents, your success is our number one priority.

We ensure that your message doesn’t get lost in translation!

Our Founders

With over 10 years of experience and counting…

 Helena Merschdorf | Translations Manager

BSc., MSc., MA


As a native bilingual speaker of English and German, Helena has a deep passion for all things linguistic, paving her way to becoming a qualified translator.


After completing her schooling in Nelson, New Zealand, Helena moved to Austria where she undertook a Bachelor’s degree in Geography followed by a Master’s degree in GIS at the University of Salzburg while also working as a freelance language editor and translator. After finding her calling as a translator through freelance work, Helena decided to pursue formal qualifications in this field, completing a Master’s degree in Translation Studies at the University of Birmingham, UK.


Helena is a published author in science and linguistics and understands the particular language requirements of businesses and academics. She is also a full member of the New Zealand Society of Translators and Interpreters (NZSTI), and her certified translations are accepted by a number of authorities. Further, Helena has recently completed a Certificate in Applied Business Growth.

Helena Tales Translator
Isabella Editor

Isabella Merschdorf | Chief editor

BA, BSc., MSc., Dip. Edit

Background & Education

Isabella’s interest in cultures and languages led her to pursue a BA degree in English and Classical Studies at Victoria University of Wellington. She then travelled the world and settled in central Europe where she furthered her scientific education by completing a Master of Science degree in Geology at the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg.

Experienced Teacher & Editor

During this time, Isabella tutored students and adults in English language and led courses in scientific writing and presentation. She also worked as a proofreader and copy-editor for scientific publications, theses, course materials, presentations and book chapters.


Upon returning to New Zealand after many years abroad, Isabella gained a Diploma in Proofreading and Book Editing at the New Zealand Institute of Business Studies. Isabella’s strong background in science, coupled with her extensive experience in academia and linguistics, give her the ability to edit scientific and technical work with tactfulness, understanding, and attention to detail that go beyond simple linguistic corrections.

Communication is the cornerstone of success

The Tales team


NZSTI Accredited Translators

All of our translators are active members of the New Zealand Society of Translators and Interpreters (NZSTI). This ensures that all translators are fully qualified and work to the highest quality standards

Guaranteed INZ Acceptance

We provide fully certified translations as digital files or hard copies if required. All of our translations are accepted by Immigration New Zealand and other Government agencies

Worldwide Delivery

No matter where you are in the world, we will get your documents to you on time, every time. Although most files can be sent digitally, we will also happily courier stamped hard copies to you, wherever you are

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