qualified German to English translator – also fully qualified in Dutch to
English translation - MA qualification – over 12 years’ full-time experience –
Trados user (including Studio 2017) – reliable – punctual - accurate
I graduated from the University of Liverpool in 1989 with a 2:1 in German with Dutch. This included distinctions in both oral examinations and the University Dutch Prize. I qualified as a teacher in 1991 and spent thirteen years teaching French and German at secondary level.
I have been working as a freelance translator since January 2006. In this capacity I have undertaken a wide range of assignments in the directions German to English and Dutch to English. Much
of the work has been of a technical nature. Recent texts have included IT
documentation, agricultural instructions and technical manuals. So far I have
translated a total of over 200,000 words during the current financial year
since April 2017. This is consistent with my work rate over the eleven previous
years since I started working as a freelance translator. Here are some examples
of recent projects:
• Translation of agricultural software instructions from German to English (7,000
• Translation of website articles for a beverage equipment manufacturer from
German to English (4,500 words)
• Translation of a marketing text for an IT company from German to English (13,000
• Translation of plans for a waste management plant from Dutch to English (30,000
• Translation of a heating installation manual from Dutch to English (5,000
In addition to the above examples, I have several ongoing projects involving
updates of marketing material and websites for companies in Germany,
Switzerland and the Netherlands. Cooperation with some of these companies goes
right back to my earliest days as a freelance translator. My reputation for
accuracy, reliability and clear communication has enabled me to build up
productive, enjoyable and long-standing relationships with a wide variety of
customers.Education and qualifications
January 2008: I gained the full Diploma in Translation for Dutch to English from the Institute of Linguists.
July 2006: I graduated with the full MA in Translating from the University of
Salford having completed my dissertation.
2005: I passed the Postgraduate Diploma in Translating examinations at the
University of Salford with an average score of 66%. I gained over 70% for
German to English Translation, Business Interpreting and the Extended
2003: I gained the full Diploma in Translation for German into English from The
Institute of Linguists.
1990-91: PGCE in Modern Languages from St.
Martin’s College, Lancaster.
1985-89: Degree in German with Dutch at the University of Liverpool.