Profile

  • Medical and legal translator with 20+ years of experience
  • Experienced editor
  • 5 million translated words and 3000 successfully completed projects
  • Languages: German (native tongue), English (former permanent U.S. resident) and French

Qualifications

    • 8+ years of translation experience in the U.S.
    • Translation and interpretation studies in Munich (Germany): Degree: State Certified Translator
    • Languages: French, English | Specialization: Business & Law

  • ATA-Certified (English into German)  

The Certified Translator (CT) credential of the American Translators Association is the world’s most widely recognized certification for translators. It involves sitting for a difficult exam involving the translation of documents typically encountered by professional translators. The exam is graded by two established and certified translators, both of whom must agree, and has a pass rate below 20%. The certification also requires a significant amount of continuing education in order to be maintained. You can verify my current certification status at www.atanet.org/verify, cert. no. 429418.

Work History

  • Freelance technical translator since 1995
  • In-house position as a project coordinator with inlingua Maryland from 1994-1995
  • Linguistic consultant in a high-profile patent litigation case, Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C., Washington, DC (1998-1999)

Continuing Education

  • Countless advanced training courses and practical experience in the following fields: Medicine, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutics, Life Sciences, Talent Development & Human Resources, Patent & Trademark Law, Software Localization, Technical Documentation, Website Translation, E-learning

Equipment

  • Top-of-the line hardware, CAT software and electronic dictionaries

Professional Affiliations

  • American Translators Association (ATA) , Alexandria, Virginia (USA):  The American Translators Association is the largest professional association of translators and interpreters in the United States and has more than 10,000 members in 100 countries throughout the world.
  • Bundesverband der Dolmetscher und Übersetzer e.V (BDÜ): Bundesverband der Dolmetscher und Übersetzer e.V. represents translators and interpreters working in Germany and abroad. With 7500 members, it is the largest organization of its type in the German-speaking world and has stringent requirements for membership.
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