Member since Sep '05

Working languages:
German to English
Latin to English
German Middle High (ca.1050-1500) to English
English Middle (ca.1100-1500) to English
German Old High (ca.750-1050) to English

Rebecca Garber
fluency in engineering

Local time: 08:42 EDT (GMT-4)

Native in: English Native in English
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Services Translation
Expertise
Specializes in:
PatentsEngineering (general)
Science (general)History
Poetry & LiteratureReligion
LinguisticsOther

Rates
German to English - Standard rate: 0.12 USD per word / 35 USD per hour
Latin to English - Standard rate: 0.15 USD per word / 40 USD per hour
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 352, Questions answered: 236, Questions asked: 54
Translation education PhD - University of Michigan
Experience Years of translation experience: 16. Registered at ProZ.com: Mar 2005. Became a member: Sep 2005.
Credentials German to English (Michigan Translators/Interpreters Network)
German to English (German Dept., Ph.D., University of Michigan)
German to English (American Translators Association)
Memberships ATA, AATG, MiTiN
Software Across, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Wordfast
CV/Resume CV/Resume (DOC)
Training sessions attended Technical translation: Finding the right terminology. [download]
Literature and strategies for translating poetry [download]
Yoga for translators: increase your concentration and fight the sitting disease [download]
Improve Your Posture and Immune System to Avoid Burnout [download]
Professional practices Rebecca Garber endorses ProZ.com's Professional Guidelines.
Bio
Over the past four years, I have developed a specialized knowledge of patents and patent law. I come from a family of engineers and have always had access to information about mechanical systems; however, I chose to study languages in college as I also have an excellent linguistic ability. Due to my background, I have an excellent ability to understand and visualize scientific and mechanical systems, which enables me to provide highly accurate translations in a variety of techical fields.

I trained as a German medievalist; therefore, I am extremely knowledgeable about the history, culture, and religions of medieval Germany and Europe. I read and translate various dialects of medieval German and Latin. In addition, I specialize in reading older, hand-written documents, such as letters, wills, genealogical documents and archive materials.
I also studied modern Germany, the German speaking countries, their literature and cultures.

Through my graduate training, I gained an excellent background in research methods and source evaluation, which allows me to identify the documents and terminology most helpful in creating accurate and fluent translations in technical, as well as literary fields.

Prior to becoming a full-time translator, I translated on an ad hoc basis for five years. In addition, my dissertation and my other academic publications have required large amounts of translation to present the material to an English speaking audience.

Due to the vagaries of the academic job market and familiy decisions, I have chosen to pursue translation as a career. I am highly motivated, I hold myself to the highest professional standards in all of my work, and provide accurate and timely translations.
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: 372
PRO-level pts: 352


Top languages (PRO)
German to English320
Latin to English20
English Middle (ca.1100-1500) to English12
Top general fields (PRO)
Tech/Engineering139
Art/Literary53
Other40
Social Sciences31
Bus/Financial26
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Top specific fields (PRO)
Mechanics / Mech Engineering36
Construction / Civil Engineering28
History27
Education / Pedagogy20
Engineering (general)19
Religion16
Law (general)16
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This user has reported completing projects in the following job categories, language pairs, and fields.

Project History Summary
Total projects5
With client feedback3
Corroborated3
100% positive (3 entries)
positive3
neutral0
negative0

Job type
Translation5
Language pairs
German to English3
German Middle High (ca.1050-1500) to English1
Latin to English1
Specialty fields
Engineering: Industrial1
Patents1
Religion1
Poetry & Literature1
History1
Other fields
Keywords: patent, religion, medieval, Middle Ages, literature, water treatment, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, environmental engineeing, poetry, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, BRD, DDR, GDR, FRG, folklore, monastery, nunnery, handwritten, Suetterlin, Sütterlin, letters, personal, correspondence, technical, Old German, black letter script, Fraktur, gothic


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