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Member since May '04

Working languages:
German to English
English to German

Christine Lam
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Local time: 01:02 EDT (GMT-4)

Native in: German Native in German
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Specializing in scientific, medical + technical translations Qualifications

* Certified DE<>EN translator, University of Toronto, Canada
* 24 years experience in translating and proofreading documents in English and German.
* 5 years experience in a medical R&D institute, solid knowledge of the medical terminology.
* 24 years of medical and pharmaceutical translation experience
- Study protocols
- Medical records
- Product inserts
- Safety data sheets
- Physician's letters
- Surgery reports
- SOPs
* 24 years of technical/IT translation experience
- Instruction manuals
- Device descriptions
- Expert opinions
- Training documents
- Patents
* Fully bilingual in German and English
* Advanced Microsoft Office Applications and proficiency in PC keyboarding, Trados.


* University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Certified as German-English & English-German Translator
* Dr. Rischik Business and Commercial Schools, Berne, Switzerland
Received diploma for Business Administration/Executive Secretary.
* British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce, Berne, Switzerland
Received Certificate
* Advanced MS-office Data Processing and Application Courses, Ontario, Canada
Received Certificates

Work experience

Experienced full-time freelance translator, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
1989 - Present.

Working for different high profile translation agencies and clients in Canada, the USA and Europe.

Major projects in various industries

* Medical industry, 5 years: University of Berne, Institute for Hygiene and Medical Microbiology, Berne, Switzerland. Assisted with the translation and proofreading of scientific papers for publication in major international journals.
* Medical/pharmaceutical industry, 24 years: translation of study protocols, medical records, physician's letters, surgery reports, product inserts, safety data sheets, SOPs.
* Insurance/automotive industry, 3 years: Credit Valley Appraisal Service, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Responsible for correspondence with insurance underwriters, body shops, appraisers and clients.
* Electrical/mechanical industry, 18 months: Metropolitan Wire (Canada) Inc., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Responsible for multilingual correspondence and switchboard.
* IT industry, 1 year: Perle Systems Ltd. Markham, Ontario, Canada. Translated technical manuals and scripts.
* 24 years of technical translation experience
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PRO-level pts: 2613

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Medical: Pharmaceuticals115
Finance (general)113
Mechanics / Mech Engineering109
Construction / Civil Engineering108
Law: Contract(s)108
Automotive / Cars & Trucks105
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