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Poll: What is your educational background?
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David Wright  Identity Verified
Austria
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German to English
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Language and special field Apr 4, 2011

I have a degree in french and law - mind you my main translation language is German, having lived in German-speaking counries for 35 years or so!

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Michael Harris  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 15:40
Member (2006)
German to English
Plant Apr 4, 2011

engineering / automotive engineering

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Alexandra Speirs  Identity Verified
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Italian to English
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Languages Apr 4, 2011

Degree in languages, French and Italian, thinking I would go into teaching... ended up in Italy teaching English but decided it was not my scene.

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Szymon Metkowski  Identity Verified
Poland
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Member (2006)
German to Polish
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Private language lessons & experience Apr 4, 2011

Since the very early childhood I have been hepling my father in his business gaining knowledge of technical devices, their names and their counterparts in German.

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Ricardo Gouveia  Identity Verified
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English to Portuguese
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Translation Degree Apr 4, 2011

No official one so far, however, I have learned English and Spanish since very little and have a very deep cultural background, which allowed me to learn a lot during all those years, which something I value the most in the "translation world". Also, I have translated many things for personal uses or to help my family or friends in any way, that was before I started officially working as a Translator.
I am currently studying a Translation Degree (Bachelor level).


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Adnan Özdemir  Identity Verified
Turkey
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Member (2007)
German to Turkish
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Top secret Apr 4, 2011

Hişşştttt !

It's top secret for public. Please send a request via e-mail for a functional CV !!!


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Saludos desde Anatolia

[Edited at 2011-04-04 18:21 GMT]


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Lucia Moreno Velo  Identity Verified
Spain
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Member (2010)
French to Spanish
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Meant to be a scientist Apr 4, 2011

Spent way too much time in college, getting several degrees in biochemistry, genetics, development and biotechnology.

As a child I travelled extensevely and learned French and English besides my native Spanish.

I was meant to be a scientist, but after a few years of *long* working days, indecent pay and no social security or contributions to retirement, etc... I decided to change.

My father was a translator and he showed me the ropes and introduced me to his clients.

I later on got a master's in translation, just in case.

I have never looked back. Translation is a great career.

Hugs,
Lucía


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patriciacharnet  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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English to French
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Language and Translation Studies also with field studies Apr 4, 2011

I'm a bit of a hybrid as I did language studies, with a MA in Translation and an LLB (in French law) so I've got a field study degree and a translation degree with a background of language studies couple with law

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Anne Carnot  Identity Verified
Belgium
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Member (2009)
English to French
language and field studies Apr 4, 2011

I studied Languages & Politics in the UK, and HR in France. I also worked as an HR Manager before moving into translation...
Have a nice day


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Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
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Member (2009)
English to German
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Language studies (and then some) Apr 4, 2011

I have a translator degree in economics, both English (US) and German, though mainly for the "papers" (which Germany panies comvalue so much) since I've been studying American for several years prior.

I've worked in Civil Engineering during my "employment" years and so
gained the technical knowledge, studying Spanish (and a few others)
on the side, mainly through my extensive travels.

About 30+ years ago I began to focus on literature and poetry, my
"true" passion - as it should be for a writer and poet.


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John Cutler  Identity Verified
Spain
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Spanish to English
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The other way around Apr 4, 2011

Specific field studies: B.S. in Agriculture (involving a lot of sciences)

Then language studies: DELE in Spanish, C certificate in Catalan, and now linguistics at the UNED.

Hey, it's worked for me


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Trinh Do  Identity Verified
Australia
Member (2007)
English to Vietnamese
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chemistry / biochemistry / literature / French / microbiology Apr 4, 2011

Too many fields in my studies and French, German studies. Still no end to my learning.

Translation is both a career and a great learning experience.


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PRAKAASH  Identity Verified
India
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Member (2007)
English to Hindi
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Studies continued, specialities, education and languages. Apr 4, 2011

Bachelor: Languages and Education.
Post Graduate Diploma: Translation Science.
Experience of 9-10 years in translation of following
Language pairs:
English Hindi
English Nepali
English Sanskrit
Experience of 5-6 years of teaching following languages:
English,
Sanskrit,
Hindi,
Nepali
and other languages.

Specialities: commitment and dedication towards provided job/s with speedy translations on my laptop.

Requirement: Good and fast payment, mutual understanding for excellent delivery of jobs.

Planning to continue with masters of education (major English) in few days now which I had to leave some years earlier due to family reasons.

Please wish me best of luck as within next 5-10 years, I want to see myself as Dr. Prakash Sharma.

Thank you friends!



: PRAKAASH


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Alison Sabedoria  Identity Verified
France
Member (2009)
French to English
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Degree in Architecture Apr 4, 2011

This was followed, after becoming Mum to 2 girls, by Vocal Studies and years of research into medieval music.

French (and other languages) always played an important role in my music, but had I known I'd end up using it as the language of my everyday life and work, I might have studied it more seriously sooner!

Alison


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