Member since Apr '03

Working languages:
English to German
German to English

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Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
Local time: 09:20 JST (GMT+9)

Native in: German Native in German, 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, Editing/proofreading, Transcription
Specializes in:
Computers: HardwareComputers: Software
Computers (general)Electronics / Elect Eng
Law: Patents, Trademarks, CopyrightGames / Video Games / Gaming / Casino

Experience Years of translation experience: 29. Registered at Sep 2000. Became a member: Apr 2003. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials N/A
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, SDLX, STAR Transit, Wordfast
CV/Resume CV will be submitted upon request
technical, education, culture, philosophy, religion, physics, science


Personal Details

Name : Toni Schikula
Address : 50-14, Kitanodan-machi, Kitasaga, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8441, Japan
TEL & FAX: +81-75-873-1280
E-mail address:
Date of birth : 27 July 1958
Nationality: German

Career History

1964 - 1968 : Elementary school in Nürnberg, Germany
1968 - 1977: High-school in Nürnberg, Germany
Abitur in 5 subjects (German, biology, mathematics, physics, English)
1979 - 1981 : Studies in mathematics & physics at the University of Mainz, Germany.
1981 - 1986 : Studies in philosophy, German literature & Hinduism/Buddhism at Ruprecht-Karls University in Heidelberg, Germany.
MA in philosophy

1986 - 1988: For 2 years I worked in a second-hand bookshop in Heidelberg, Germany. In July 1987 I came to Japan.
Aug. 1989 - to date: Work as a part-time German & English teacher at BERLITZ JAPAN in Kyoto (about 12 hours/week).
July 1989 - to date: Work as an English-German translator and German proofreader, first to help out a friend, then as a part-time freelance translator & proofreader. Most of my work to date has been translations of manuals (instruction and service manuals) for audio/video equipment and office automation equipment (fax machines, printers, fax-printers, copy machines etc.). Besides that I have translated some manuals for construction machinery, internet homepages, letters, company presentation, some patents, short stories, etc. But most of my work (about 75%) has been of a technical nature.

CAT tools: WordFast, Star Transit Satellite
(I have also worked with Trados, but don't own a copy now — although I will buy one within the next few months)

US$ 0.10~0.12 per source word
Keywords: consumer electronics (user and service manuals), office automation equipment (user and service manuals), business correspondence, printing presses (user and service manuals)

Profile last updated
Nov 11, 2016

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