Working languages:
Italian to English
German to English

Kathryn O'Brien
Efficient business/technical specialist!

Local time: 15:15 GMT (GMT+0)

Native in: English Native in English
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading
Specializes in:
Business/Commerce (general)Computers (general)
Construction / Civil EngineeringEngineering (general)
HistoryLaw (general)
Medical (general)Science (general)
Wine / Oenology / ViticultureAdvertising / Public Relations

Italian to English - Standard rate: 0.08 EUR per word / 30 EUR per hour
German to English - Standard rate: 0.08 EUR per word / 30 EUR per hour
Translation education Master's degree - University of Wales Swansea (UWS)
Experience Registered at Sep 2005. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials German to English (University of Wales)
Italian to English (University of Wales)
German to English (University of Bath)
Italian to English (University of Bath)
Memberships N/A
CV/Resume CV/Resume (DOC)
Recently graduated from MA Translation Course, specialising in technical, business and literary translations. Fully operational with Trados, Deja Vu and Star Transit.

Most recent project was the translation from German to English of 3 sports reports (3550 words) to be incorporated into web pages.

Other recent projects include 6000 word translation of German text on viticulture and translation of an Italian short story 'La Straniera', also 6000 words.

Extensive experience in fields of business/marketing, having worked in capacity of Sales/Marketing Manager for a global food manufacturer for 10 years.

Efficient, accurate service guaranteed, with fast response time a priority.

Sept'05: Translated 3 sports reports from German to English for insertion as web pages, (word count 3550)

June'05: Awarded MA in Translation with Language Technology. Vocational course aimed at providing translation expertise in several fields, namely business, technical, medical and literary. Trained in the use of Deja Vu, Trados and Star Transit.

Oct'04: Worked as an interpreter for an employment agency, JSD Consulting, to recruit a Sales Manager in Italy for a food coatings manufacturer. Tasked with interviewing potential Italian candidates by phone.

Sept'02-May'03: Employed by Pritchitt Foods, an Irish dairy manufacturer as Business Manager. Responsibilities included harnessing technical support and culinary expertise to deliver food solutions for both Sodexho and national instore restaurants.

Nov'92-Sept'02 Worked as Sales & Marketing Manager for McCain Foods (GB) Ltd, manufacturer of frozen french fries, pizzas and potato speciality products. Responsible for developing strategies to increase market share and achieve fiscal budgets across all national brewery groups.

Oct'88-June'92: Achieved BA in European Studies, following a 4 year course combining intensive language study with analysis of European socio-political and cultural developments.
2 study periods abroad: Summer of 1989 in a language school in Rome; academic year 1990-1991 enrolled as full-time student at Free University of Berlin. Compiled 10,000 word dissertation in German, entitled
Keywords: technical, business, engineering, automotive, literary, medical, history

Profile last updated
Nov 29, 2013

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