Member since Aug '08

Working languages:
English to German
German to English

Olaf Held
I translate everything that floats!

Germany
Local time: 14:47 CEST (GMT+2)

Native in: German Native in German
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Account type Freelancer, Identity Verified Verified member
Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, MT post-editing
Expertise
Specializes in:
Energy / Power GenerationMarketing / Market Research
Military / DefenseShips, Sailing, Maritime
FisheriesGames / Video Games / Gaming / Casino

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 34, Questions answered: 32
Translation education Master's degree - University of Portsmouth, UK
Experience Years of translation experience: 13. Registered at ProZ.com: Aug 2008. Became a member: Aug 2008.
ProZ.com Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials N/A
Memberships ADÜ Nord
Software Adobe Acrobat, Frontpage, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Micrografx Picture Publisher, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS
CV/Resume English (DOC)
Professional practices Olaf Held endorses ProZ.com's Professional Guidelines (v1.0).
About me
This is me:

* orderly German native speaker, fluent in both written and spoken English
* longtime experience in translating maritime texts
* amazing 12 years spent in the Federal German Navy
* fabulous reference library (~ 200+ items)
* high quality standards
* extensive knowledge in wind energy, air-conditioning and humidification
* loyal and faithful to clients
* dedicated to deliver high-quality work

EDUCATION:
MA in Translation, University of Portsmouth
BA in Technical Translation, Flensburg University of Applied Sciences

OFFERED SERVICES:
* translating English to German and vice versa
* proof-reading, reviewing and editing
* terminology research

AVERAGE DAILY TRANSLATION OUTPUT:
2000+ words/day, depending on subject field

RATES:
Available on request. The actual rate depends upon the field, complexity and file format of the source text.

PLEASE NOTE:
Editing images or texts submitted in PDF format assume extra charge.

PRICING METHODS:
Translation:
The pricing will be based on source text word count.

Proof-reading, reviewing, editing and terminology research:
Pricing is to be agreed upon estimate of hours required.

PAYMENT OPTIONS:
* Bank Transfer
* PayPal

SOFTWARE:
MS Windows, Adobe Acrobat, MS-Office, SDL Trados 2007 Freelance and SDL Trados Studio 2009, MultiTerm, WinZip, WinRar and many more.

In other words:

I was always interested in everything that floats, I spent 12 years in the Federal German Navy and collected a wide range of naval literature in both English and German. Maritime translation is the main field I am working in. I am not a landlubber, I know the terms!

The previous years I was extremely busy with translating instructions found in model kits. It is always great to turn a hobby into a profession!

Another area I am specialised in, is the spectrum of renewable energies with the main emphasis on wind energy. I translated a couple of documents and my clients were always very satisfied with my work.

Beside the naval and wind energy translations, I am an able translator of more general and/or technical texts in various fields such as manuals, marketing or websites.

I am 43 years old, I consider myself as having a broad range of general knowledge and I am always open to new challenges.

I am a member of ADÜ-Nord.

Happy translating ~ Olaf Held

Customer Feedback:
From : Antonio Bonomi, Naval Historian, Italy, 2004
"I received an enthusiastic feedback from Marinearchiv Webmaster and other "naval" German historians/friends about your English-to-German translation of my "Battle of Denmark Strait" article today.
They all were extremely satisfied with your very accurate and professional work and I just wanted to pass this on to you!!!"
This user has earned KudoZ points by helping other translators with PRO-level terms. Click point total(s) to see term translations provided.

Total pts earned: 34
(All PRO level)


Top general fields (PRO)
Tech/Engineering24
Science4
Bus/Financial3
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Top specific fields (PRO)
Ships, Sailing, Maritime12
Automotive / Cars & Trucks8
Linguistics4
Mechanics / Mech Engineering4
Retail3
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Keywords: naval translation, maritime translation, naval history, merchant shipping, ship model building, naval warfare, renewable energies, wind energy, vibration measurements




Profile last updated
Mar 19



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