Member since Dec '09

Working languages:
German to English
English to German

Elisabeth Kissel
History, general law and business

Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
Local time: 12:33 AEST (GMT+10)

Native in: German Native in German
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, MT post-editing, Transcription
Specializes in:
Law (general)Genealogy
Business/Commerce (general)History

German to English - Rates: 0.12 - 0.15 USD per word / 40 - 50 USD per hour
English to German - Rates: 0.12 - 0.15 USD per word / 40 - 50 USD per hour
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 58, Questions answered: 41
Payment methods accepted PayPal, Wire transfer, Direct transfer to account, ProZ*Pay | Send a payment via ProZ*Pay
Translation education Master's degree - University of Sydney
Experience Years of experience: 28. Registered at Sep 2009. Became a member: Dec 2009.
Credentials English to German (National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters, verified)
German to English (National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters, verified)
Memberships AUSIT
Software memoQ, Microsoft Office Pro, Trados and Wordfast files
CV/Resume CV available upon request / Lebenslauf auf Anfrage
Training sessions attended Attended 11 training sessions

Professional practices Elisabeth Kissel endorses's Professional Guidelines.
I was raised bilingually (German father / Australian mother) and have spent equal amounts of time living in Germany and Australia - I can truthfully say that I am at home in both cultures.

After having completed study at tertiary level in both countries - an intermediate MA course (major English +history/political science/ethnology) in Munich, Germany and a Master of Arts (Australian Literature) at Sydney University - I then gained NAATI qualifications as a professional translator in 1991.
I am active in my local AUSIT (Australian Institute for T/I) network and am committed to CPD.

The bulk of my work is done into English and involves legal, business and personal docs.
I am active in my local genealogical society and especially enjoy translations involving genealogical and historical research, including documents written in Old German script.

Ich bin zweisprachig aufgewachsen (deutscher Vater, australische Mutter) und fühle mich in beiden Kulturen wohl - seit 1988 wohne ich permanent in Australien.
Ich habe ein eklektisches Studium an der LMU in München und an der Sydney Universität mit einem Master of Arts in australischer Literatur abgeschlossen und bin seit 1991 als staatlich akkredierte Übersetzerin hier in Australien tätig.

Als aktives Mitglied unseres hiesigen Übersetzerbunds nehme ich engagiert an Veranstaltungen zur beruflicher Weiterbildung teil.

Ich übersetze juristische, geschäftliche und allgemeine Texte und Urkunden in beide Sprachrichtungen, wobei der Großteil meiner Arbeit ins Englische ist.

Besonders freue ich mich über Arbeit auf dem Gebiet der Ahnungforschung. Ich fertige auch Transkriptionen von historischen Dokumenten die in Altdeutsch (Suetterlin etc.) geschrieben sind an.
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Total pts earned: 66
PRO-level pts: 58

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German to English46
English to German12
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Social Sciences30
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Education / Pedagogy10
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters8
Marketing / Market Research4
Medical (general)4
Idioms / Maxims / Sayings4
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