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Working languages:
German to English
English to German

Christian Köstner
Reliable, quick and flexible

Munich, Bayern, Germany
Local time: 16:32 CEST (GMT+2)

Native in: German 

Account type Freelancer, Identity Verified Verified site user
Services Translation, Interpreting
Specializes in:
Automotive / Cars & TrucksAerospace / Aviation / Space
Military / DefenseCertificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs
Astronomy & Space

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 63, Questions answered: 27, Questions asked: 48
Translation education Other - SDI
Experience Years of translation experience: 16. Registered at Nov 2007. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials German to English (SDI)
English to German (SDI)
Memberships N/A
Software Across, Frontpage, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint
CV/Resume CV available upon request
About me
9 years of experience ( in the translating and interpreting business ) as a technical translator and interpreter.

Press releases and news articles in the aerospace sector.
Military equipment, such as Battle Tanks, Rocket Launchers and other armoured vehicles.

Documents translated include:
Bid proposals , requests for proposal, purchase orders, quality management manuals, manufacturing instructions, test instructions, statements of work, technical descriptions, operating manuals, electronic systems, training manuals, power point presentations, press releases, news articles, etc.

- Since 2007: Operator and Maintenance Training Courses for international army personnel on battle tanks and other military vehicles.
- 11 years train-the-trainer courses conducted by various German premium car manufacturers, including special courses in the areas of welding, fault diagnosis, powerpack repair and maintenance, vehicle electrical and electronic systems, etc-
- 10 years training seminars conducted by a US container glass research company.
- Numerous international congresses on power plants (nuclear, coal, water, renewable energies).
- Sales conferences of a fashionwear manufacturer.

Other activities and areas of interest
- Aviation: More than 20 years of active flying. I hold German and US private pilot licenses for gliders, airplanes (single-engine, land).

- Astronomy, my hobby-horse since childhood. A more recent hobby in this field is astrophotography.

- Photography (DSLR)

- Space Flight (of course, only passively :), with a passion for documentaries, technical details and current events of space flight in the print media, television and internet.
Keywords: translator, interpreter, übersetzer, dolmetscher, englisch, english, deutsch, german, simultaneous, automotive, industry, military, tanks, battle tanks, leopard 2, weapons, glass, industry

Profile last updated
Jul 8, 2014

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