The professional field of a translator is not protected by law and hence our clients are not able to assess the translators' quality when contacting them for the first time. For this reason the membership in our most important professional associations, the Federal Association of Interpreters and Translators (BDÜ) is the most significant quality criterion for our profession. BDÜ imposes high requirements on the linguistic and professional qualifications of its members. Among other proofs this can be an academic degree or the state exam for translators or interpreters.
Besides my BDÜ membership, you can also rely on the fact