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Member since Oct '11

Working languages:
German to English
French to English


Local time: 12:45 EDT (GMT-4)

Native in: English (Variant: US) Native in English
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Polyglot translator | Traducteur polyglotte | Mehrsprachiger Übersetzer
Account type Freelancer, Identity Verified Verified member
Affiliations Blue Board: Matthew Fisher
Services Translation, Editing/proofreading
Specializes in:
Computers: SoftwareIT (Information Technology)
Environment & EcologyPaper / Paper Manufacturing

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 59, Questions answered: 32, Questions asked: 10
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 6
Translation education Bachelor's degree - Haverford College, Haverford Pennsylvania (B.A., German Studies)
Experience Years of translation experience: 4. Registered at Sep 2011. Became a member: Oct 2011. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials German to English (United States: Haverford College)
Memberships N/A
Software Across, Adobe Acrobat, MemoQ, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, OmegaT, ghostscript, gimp: gNU Image Manipulation Program, Microsoft Office Document Imaging, OpenOffice, TeX / LaTeX / LuaTeX, SDL TRADOS
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About me
I am a native speaker of US English, but can also translate into UK and Commonwealth English. I have spoken German fluently since 1984, and have also studied and spoken French and Spanish for many years.

My specialty is technical translation from German to English. I have also occasionally done translations from French and Spanish to English for existing customers.

My academic credentials at the college level include:

- Bachelor of Arts in German, with a concentration in German philosophy
- Bachelor of Science in environmental toxicology (a cross-disciplinary field based in the natural sciences)

Since 1993, I have worked as a salaried professional in the following technical fields:

- hazardous waste management
- technical editing (food industry process specifications)
- computer programming and software project management.

I have also carefully maintained and extended my foreign language skills.

Examples of texts I've translated from German and French into English since joining include:


- Technical manuals and marketing literature for industrial automation systems
- Documentation for applications programming interfaces (APIs)
- Corporate guidelines for computer programming in Java and BAP
- Software test cases


- Inspection report regarding quality management at a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility
- Insurance adjuster's report and meeting minutes regarding an industrial claim

The computer programming, database programming, and markup languages in which I have worked over the years include:

- C
- C++
- C#
- Delphi
- EmbPerl
- Java
- JavaScript
- LaTeX
- Pascal
- Perl
- TeX
- Visual Basic 6

The operating systems for which I've written software as a salaried professional include:

- Windows (3.11 through 7)
- Unix (Solaris and AIX)
- Linux (Debian and Redhat)

My home network includes Windows, Mac, and Linux nodes.

I'm a fluent reader of old German typefaces (e.g., Fraktur), and am familiar with archaic German spelling and vocabulary dating back to the 1500's. I have also studied Latin, and am therefore competent to translate the Latin passages which occur so frequently in European academic texts.

For verification of my skill level, please see the positive feedback in the Project History section of this profile. Most of my work comes from repeat customers.

CV/Resume available upon request.
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: 59
(All PRO level)

Language (PRO)
German to English59
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IT (Information Technology)20
Medical (general)12
Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs8
Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng4
Law: Contract(s)4
Printing & Publishing4
Textiles / Clothing / Fashion4
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Keywords: german, english, toxicology, pharmacology, medicine, medical, deutsch, englisch, toxikologie, pharmakologie, medizin, medizinisch

Profile last updated
Apr 28, 2014

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