Petra C. Rieker is the founder and owner of The Art of German Language, which was established in 2007. She is a native speaker of German and has lived in the U.S. since 2005. Her whole professional life has been devoted to the work with the German and English languages. She has 20+ years of experience as a public relations consultant to international companies, a journalist, freelance translator and German language instructor.


  • ATA American Translators Association
  • DVTA Delaware Valley Translators Association
  • ALTA American Literary Translators Association
  • VdÜ Die Literaturübersetzer
    (German Literary Translators Association)
  • AATG American Association of Teachers of German
  • DJV Deutscher Journalisten-Verband
    (German Association of Journalists)

Continuing Education:

  • Adventures in Literary Translation (New York University, March 2015)
  • Literary translations and strategies for translation poetry (ProZ, April 2015)
  • Untranslatability and Cultural Complexity, Nida School of Translation Studies, NYC
    (September 2015)
  • 2017 East Coast Interpreters and Translators Summit (La Salle University, PA)
  • 2018 East Coast Interpreters and Translators Summit (Widener University, PA)

Direct Clients (Selection):

  • CETRA Language Solutions
  • Global LT
  • Global Arena
  • Global Lingo
  • Orange Translations