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: 18:40 EDT (GMT-4)

Native in: English Native in English
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation
Specializes in:
PatentsEngineering (general)
Science (general)History
Poetry & LiteratureReligion

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
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Translation education PhD - University of Michigan
Experience Years of experience: 19. Registered at 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
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Over the past fourteen 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.

Through my graduate training in German medieval studies, 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.

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.

In addition to modern technical documents, I also offer translation of historical documents, both printed and handwritten. Due to my graduate degrees, 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 have also studied modern Germany, the German speaking countries, their literature and cultures.

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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)
Social Sciences31
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Top specific fields (PRO)
Mechanics / Mech Engineering36
Construction / Civil Engineering28
Education / Pedagogy20
Engineering (general)19
Poetry & Literature16
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Language pairs
German to English3
German Middle High (ca.1050-1500) to English1
Latin to English1
Specialty fields
Engineering: Industrial1
Poetry & Literature1
Other fields
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