Member since Feb '08

Working languages:
German to English

Edwin Miles
focused, creative

Koeln, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Local time: 21:16 CET (GMT+1)

Native in: English Native in English
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What Edwin Miles is working on
Aug 9, 2016:  Working on another book, this one an historical novel. ...more »
Total word count: 0

Account type Freelancer, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Voiceover (dubbing)
Specializes in:
Poetry & LiteratureCinema, Film, TV, Drama
Art, Arts & Crafts, PaintingIdioms / Maxims / Sayings
Electronics / Elect Eng

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 202, Questions answered: 120, Questions asked: 41
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 2
Translation education Other - University of Oregon
Experience Years of translation experience: 7. Registered at May 2005. Became a member: Feb 2008. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials N/A
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, QuarkXPress, Wordfast
CV/Resume English (PDF)
About me

Schwerpunkt/Focal point: German-to-English for film, television, literature, academia. Secondary focus on engineering, particularly in the electronics and electrical fields, stemming from my early training in electrical engineering drafting.

As of Mar 2008, my translation resumé includes screenplays – action movies, thrillers, Ostalgie (including translating "Good Bye, Lenin" for Miramax films) – and other film and TV-related translations (pitches, summaries, subtitles, dialogue books), fiction, lyrics, marketing copy, ultra-cool blurbs, biographies, company brochures. Late 2007 and 2008 has seen me moving into the additional area of computer game translations.

With screenplays, I pay close attention to standard formatting using the latest Final Draft software. Documents can be output in your required format (Word, RTF, text only, final draft, PDF, etc.). As a writer myself, with a writing-focused Master of Fine Arts from the University of Oregon, I also offer proofing, editing and rewriting services.

Apart from the internationally successful "Good Bye, Lenin," co-translated with my German wife in 1998, more recent translations (2004-2008) include quite a number of feature-length scripts ("Der Clown," "Hai Alarm auf Mallorca" and many others) and a TV series "112" (35 episodes) for action concept (, Europe's foremost production house for action films. Recent translations also include several TV-film outlines, treatments and summaries for Zeitsprung Entertainment ( and Grundy UFA as well as extensive background material for the non-fiction "Gerdas Schweigen," also for Zeitsprung.

In 2011, I shifted focus to include more PR work and have completed assignments for Die PR Berater and the buergerclever agency.

More recently have been working my way into literary/fiction translations, and have now translated well in excess of one million words in this field. I completed the "Berlin Gothic" series of psycho/horror novels for Amazon Crossing in 2013, and, more recently, Bernhard Hennen's best-selling 900-page high-fantasy novel "The Elven" and the first three books in Niels Bernhardt's up-and-coming "Warlock of Hymal" series.

Currently (May 2016), I am working on the third book of Petra Durst-Benning's excellent "Century Trilogy," having just finished the second of Annis Bell's wonderful "Lady Jane" novels (
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Total pts earned: 214
PRO-level pts: 202

Top languages (PRO)
German to English198
English to German4
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Pts in 2 more flds >
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Electronics / Elect Eng23
Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting20
Automotive / Cars & Trucks16
Idioms / Maxims / Sayings12
Poetry & Literature12
Media / Multimedia11
Finance (general)8
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Keywords: creative, screenplay, screenplays, novel, novels, poem, poetry, lyrics, song lyrics, copy, copywriting, literature, art, book, books, presentation, presentations, editing, proofing, proof reading, film, electrical, electrics, electrical engineering, electronics, semiconductors, halbleiter, elektronik, datentechnik, telecommunications, telekommunikation, drehbuch, lieder, human resources, HR, literature, poetry, poem, film, script, film script, children's books, art

Profile last updated
May 9, 2017

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