Working languages:
German to English

Julia Thomas
Commercial / Public Sector / Education

England, United Kingdom
Local time: 23:02 GMT (GMT+0)

Native in: English 
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I am a native English speaker and former UK civil servant specialising in the following areas:

  • Commercial & corporate texts – business literature, agreements and contracts, reports, working papers, news briefs, websites
  • Public sector/Government/EU – policy documents, press releases, presentations
  • Education & training – programme and course dcuments, reference material, information
  • Promotional content – company websites, product descriptions and specifications, brochures
  • Tourism & arts – publicity material, exhibition articles, website text

Recent projects:

  • Ongoing translation and editing of higher education materials for universities in Germany
  • Corporate literature, website and press releases for a high-profile public sector organisation
  • In-house documentation for a global electronics firm
  • Website for a media logistics company
  • A range of brochures and websites for hotels, tourism authorities, local attractions and artists' exhibitions

Personal details:

  • 6 years as EU Programmes Officer at Government Office for the East Midlands (UK Government)
  • 5 years as Guidance & Policy Officer at Department for Education & Employment (UK Government) including a work placement with the Bundesagentur für Arbeit, Germany
  • MA Translation Studies (German > English) from the University of Sheffield, UK
  • BA (Hons) German Studies from the University of Sheffield, UK, including one year studying German language and literature at Julius-Maximilians-Universität, Würzburg, Germany

I am experienced in researching information, drafting documents and producing work to tight deadlines. My knowledge of German society and culture comes from living and working for several years in Berlin and Bavaria.

I am an Associate of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI).
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Profile last updated
Oct 9, 2014

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