Member since Apr '02

Working languages:
German to English
English to German
English (monolingual)
German (monolingual)

Teresa Reinhardt
Known for top notch work, on time

United States
Local time: 14:17 PDT (GMT-7)

Native in: German (Variant: Germany) Native in German, English (Variant: US) Native in English
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Services Translation, Copywriting, Editing/proofreading, Training
Specializes in:
Law: Contract(s)Mechanics / Mech Engineering
PatentsAutomotive / Cars & Trucks
Engineering: IndustrialConstruction / Civil Engineering
Law: Patents, Trademarks, CopyrightAdvertising / Public Relations
Energy / Power GenerationTransport / Transportation / Shipping

Blue Board entries made by this user  24 entries

Payment methods accepted Wire transfer, Check, PayPal
Glossaries Business, Civil Eng./Architecture, French terms, General, Landscaping, Law/Patents, Medical, Programming, Science, Social Sci.

Translation education Other - University of Stuttgart
Experience Years of experience: 24. Registered at Oct 2000. Became a member: Apr 2002. Certified PRO certificate(s)
Credentials English to German (American Translators Association, verified)
German to English (American Translators Association, verified)
English (University of Stuttgart)
German (University of Stuttgart)
Memberships ATA
Software Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint
CV/Resume CV available upon request
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Teresa Reinhardt, CT

Full-time freelance technical and legal translator, interpreter, writer, editor
specializing in technical, business, marketing, patent and legal translations, proofing/editing, technical writing, as well as simultaneous interpreting (G<>E).

ATA-certified for translating from English>German and German>English

(US English and Standard German – including Swabian, Bavarian, Austrian, Swiss, and historical English and German documents – e.g., in Fraktur and Sütterlin).

Areas of technical expertise:

Backed by full-time work experience at world's largest heavy equipment manufacturer, as well as full-time freelance work for agencies serving the automotive industry and their suppliers, OEM's of machinery, engines, etc., and direct clients in manufacturing.

Machinery and vehicles used in construction, agriculture, mining, road maintenance, transportation
(incl. hydraulics, electrical and other systems)
Automobiles, motorcycles, engines and turbines (gasoline, diesel, natural gas, alternative energy)
Generator sets (emergency power, co-generation)
Pumps (fluid technology)

Process technology – development, design, and manufacturing: E.g., manufacturing plants, systems, machinery, equipment, tooling, processes, logistics, QA, training, HR, health and safety.

Patents in mechanical engineering Oil and gas: Exploration, transport and processing; fuels and lubricants.

Construction: General and heavy construction / civil engineering, architecture, urban planning, historic restoration, design, adaptive design / universal design / ADA compliance, building specs, real estate.

Packaging: End-to-end from machines to processes to logistics; incl. FFS, compliance, printing, molding processes, serialization, marketing, materials.

Business and legal: Contracts, patents, marketing, reports, specifications, tenders, quotes and bids, human resources management and development (training and continuing education), quality, corporate communications.

Marketing: Websites, brochures, press releases, employee and customer newsletters and magazines, product presentation and collateral, trade fair & PR materials, blogs, trade journals.

Social sciences: Cultural studies w/focus on the Moderne - 1900-1950, incl. literature, history, art, film, design, industrial arts, art, art history, art law (specialty - looted art), philosophy, movements; education (post-secondary / academic, professional; systems, theories, institutions, methods, training, continuing education)

Graduate degree (in contrastive linguistics), 25+ years of teaching German & English Studies at the post-secondary (university/professional) level; textbook author, workshop & materials designer, teacher trainer, intercultural trainer; instructional / academic program administration.
Start-up and turn-around business experience in academe (incl. Continuing Education), at Europe's oldest NGO (Council of Europe), a US Fortune 50 (leading US heavy equipment manufacturer), and in freelance technical communication.

ATA-Certification for translating from German to English and English to German
(CT = Certified Translator designation).

Knowledgeable, reliable, accurate and swift top quality service; minimal need for editing. Topics are carefully researched; all the latest resources available.

Technical writing/editing experience from >25 years in academe, NGO, industry (proposals, white papers, policies & procedures, quality assurance & documentation - e.g., ISO 900x, 6 Sigma - training programs and materials, instructions, presentations, correspondence; newsletters).

Contact and Inquiries

Pricing depends on size, deadline, difficulty etc.; flat rates also negotiable. Payment via check or bank transfer in USD, PayPal in any convertible currency.
Please submit docs when inquiring.
Regular clients pay neither rush nor minimum charges.
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: 6765
PRO-level pts: 6506

Top languages (PRO)
German to English4290
English to German1965
Spanish to English22
Italian to English18
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Top specific fields (PRO)
Construction / Civil Engineering587
Automotive / Cars & Trucks491
Mechanics / Mech Engineering456
Law: Contract(s)373
Business/Commerce (general)320
Engineering (general)311
Law (general)214
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