Member since Jan '20

Working languages:
German to English

Abdussabur Kirke
Translating full time since 1993

Local time: 04:05 GMT (GMT+0)

Native in: English Native in English
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Feb 11 (posted via  A few quiet days following a busy period doing a huge PPT for a Swiss supplements company and some other marketing things. ...more, + 6 other entries »
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Subtitling
Specializes in:
Sports / Fitness / RecreationEducation / Pedagogy
Business/Commerce (general)Automotive / Cars & Trucks
PsychologyEnvironment & Ecology
Advertising / Public RelationsGovernment / Politics
Law: Contract(s)Tourism & Travel

Preferred currency EUR
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 4, Questions answered: 3, Questions asked: 1
Payment methods accepted Wire transfer
Experience Years of experience: 28. Registered at Sep 2009. Became a member: Jan 2020.
Credentials N/A
Memberships N/A
Software Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS
Professional practices Abdussabur Kirke endorses's Professional Guidelines.

I’m Abdussabur, and I’ve been translating from German to English since 1993. I was brought up in the UK and lived in Berlin from 1989 to 1994. After that I lived in South Africa, with short periods in Albania and Indonesia.

What I really enjoy is writing great English. As well as translating, I write and publish books, and I edit other people’s writing.

I’m keen on cars and technology. I’m fascinated by all kinds of subjects and I’m always looking at how people write about different things in English. I like current affairs too. I keep up my German by talking with friends and colleagues, reading the press, and reading the many thousands of words that get sent to me each week.

I studied law and there’s part of me that loves legalese, so I do a lot of contracts too. I enjoy translating magazines, essays and articles, dialogue and general conversation. I started my career churning out technical texts for Berlin and Munich agencies; technical texts still land on my desk quite often.

Overall, what I really love is producing really good copy. And I especially enjoy working with people who are keen to think about what a piece of German writing is really saying, so we can bring it across in natural English.

I dictate a lot of my work. It gets typed by a native English typist. When it comes back, I edit it. That way I get a fresh look at my own writing, and it means I can get through four or five thousand words a day if I need to. I sometimes use Trados.

Get in touch and we can talk about how to produce a really good translation together.
Keywords: German, politics, marketing, cars, automotive, Autos, Politik, psychology, philosophy

Profile last updated
Feb 23

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