Member since Jun '10

Working languages:
English to German

Silvia Schulz
Punctual, reliable and serious

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Local time: 07:12 CET (GMT+1)

Native in: German Native in German
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My extensive experience with Japanese end-clients will help you to not get lost in translation.
Account type Freelancer
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Software localization
Expertise
Specializes in:
Computers (general)Computers: Software
Computers: HardwareIT (Information Technology)
Photography/Imaging (& Graphic Arts)Printing & Publishing
Electronics / Elect EngEngineering (general)
Mechanics / Mech EngineeringGames / Video Games / Gaming / Casino

Rates
English to German - Rates: 0.08 - 0.10 EUR per word / 25 - 30 EUR per hour
Preferred currency EUR
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 14, Questions answered: 5, Questions asked: 21
Blue Board entries made by this user  3 entries

Payment methods accepted Wire transfer
Experience Years of translation experience: 11. Registered at ProZ.com: Feb 2009. Became a member: Jun 2010.
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Credentials N/A
Memberships N/A
Software Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Passolo, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, SDLX, XTM
CV/Resume CV available upon request
Conference participation Conferences attended
Training sessions attended Personal Branding 103: Boost Your Freelancer (& Agencies) Activity Optimizing your LinkedIn Profile [download]
Anticipating, preventing and dealing with arguments and complaints [download]
Selbstdisziplin fuer Freiberufler [download]
The minimalist guide to social media for translators [download]
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About me
Working experience:
- Since 2016: Technical Translator based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
- July 2010 - December 2015: Technical Translator based in Tokyo, Japan
- March 2006 - June 2010: German in-house translator and translation coordinator at a large Tokyo-based translation agency

Fields of expertise:
- Technical documentations, esp. user's guides and online-help files for electronics, office equipment (printers, scanners, copiers, projectors), digital cameras, car-audio equipment, printing press, navigation system
- GUI strings (for digital cameras, printers, and other software)
- Machinery (e.g. food processing equipment; air-conditioning)
- Electrical engineering (e.g. electronical components, hardware)
- Games (e.g. social games, smartphone games)
- Marketing materials, press releases, tourism


End-clients:
- CANON
- EPSON
- NIKON
- OLYMPUS
- PIONEER
- RICOH
- MOUSER
- GREE
- GEA

Education:
- MA in American Studies (major), History of Art and Computer Science (minor) obtained from the Technical University of Dresden (2005)
- Certificate in Japanese Studies obtained from the Technical University of Dresden (2004)
- JLPT 3 (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) (2009)

Experience abroad:
- Since 2016: living/working in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
- 2005 - 2015: living/working in Tokyo, Japan
- 2001 - 2002: Exchange student at Belmont University, Tennessee, USA

Software:
- SDL Trados Studio 2011, SDL Trados Studio 2009, SDL Trados 2007 Suite Freelance (proficient user)
- MS Office 2000 (on Windows XP), Office 2010 (on Windows 7 64 bit)

Quality Assurance Model:
- usage of state of the art dictionaries
- usage of XBench
- usage of QA-checker, spell checker in Trados
- creating custom MultiTerm glossary for each new project in order to keep terminology consistent
- proofreading of my own translations before final delivery

Personal interest:
- studying Japanese (currently for JLPT N2)
- travelling/exploring Asia
- black & white photography
- rock climbing
- knitting
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    Nov 17



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