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Member since Mar '06

Working languages:
English to German
German to English
French to English
French to German

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September 2017

Ingeborg Gowans
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Native in: German Native in German
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading
Specializes in:
Art, Arts & Crafts, PaintingEducation / Pedagogy
General / Conversation / Greetings / LettersReligion
Cinema, Film, TV, DramaOther
MusicIdioms / Maxims / Sayings
LinguisticsCooking / Culinary

English to German - Standard rate: 0.08 USD per word / 30 USD per hour
German to English - Standard rate: 0.08 CAD per word / 30 CAD per hour
French to English - Standard rate: 0.08 CAD per word / 30 CAD per hour
French to German - Standard rate: 0.08 CAD per word / 30 CAD per hour
Preferred currency CAD
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 1758, Questions answered: 1396, Questions asked: 50
Project History 5 projects entered    1 positive feedback from outsourcers
Project DetailsProject SummaryCorroboration

Volume: 352 words
Completed: Jul 2007
English to German
hotel information for website

Tourism & Travel
 No comment.

Volume: 877 words
Completed: May 2007
English to German
private letter

 No comment.

Volume: 0 chars
Completed: May 2007
English to German
hotel website

hotel/ resort/ rates/ terms/ package deals

Tourism & Travel
Blue Board outsourcer info (20 to 50 entries):  No comment.

Volume: 3 pages
Completed: Apr 2007
German to English
translation of update for website material for children's home

International Org/Dev/Coop
 No comment.

Volume: 5 pages
Completed: Mar 2006
German to English
translation of website material for children's home

International Org/Dev/Coop
 No comment.

Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 3
Experience Years of translation experience: 6. Registered at Jan 2006. Became a member: Mar 2006.
Credentials N/A
Memberships N/A
Software Microsoft Word, Powerpoint
Forum posts 13 forum posts
CV/Resume CV/Resume (RTF)
Professional practices Ingeborg Gowans endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
About me
I was born and raised in Berlin, Germany, obtained my teaching certificate in Berlin, specializing in languages.
Even though I am a teacher by profession I have always had a great love for languages.
Out of personal interest I took Spanish and have a basic understanding of the language. I also took Swedish and have retained a working knowledge in the Scandinavian languages, (having visited Norway, Sweden and Denmark at various times). I took a Russian course, but have only retained the knowledge of the Cyrillic alphabet and can still read it.

I have also been to England at different times before emigrating to Canada in 1974.
I taught ESL in Quebec for several years. We have always lived in a predominantly French area, not only in Quebec , but in New Brunswick as well which has allowed me to further my knowledge of French written and orally..
I am competent in either German to English or English to German translation.

I also take on French to English/ French to German for general texts.

Because of family staying there, we had the opportunity to visit the Middle East, Bahrain, and gained valuable insight into the culture and customs there.

Prices range from CAD$0.08-CAD$ 0.10 per word, based on the level of difficulty.
For a more difficult text requiring specialised knowledge, I would charge CAD$0.10-13/word.
There will be a minimum charge of CAD$ 10.00 per page.
Price range is only approximate and has to be discussed for each project.
I prefer to see the project before taking it on.

I am very interested in Christian material and through personal study acquired a good knowledge of the Bible in German as well as in English.

From time to time I take on bonus work for a Christian non-profit organisation to translate Biblical articles from English into German.

I have a particular interest/expertise in translating handwritten German script and working with old documents.
This user has earned KudoZ points by helping other translators with PRO-level terms. Click point total(s) to see term translations provided.

Total pts earned: 1849
PRO-level pts: 1758

Top languages (PRO)
German to English911
English to German616
French to English115
French to German112
Spanish to German4
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Construction / Civil Engineering102
Medical (general)99
Sports / Fitness / Recreation92
Law (general)62
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters61
Automotive / Cars & Trucks57
Mechanics / Mech Engineering56
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This user has reported completing projects in the following job categories, language pairs, and fields.

Project History Summary
Total projects5
With client feedback1
100% positive (1 entry)

Job type
Language pairs
English to German3
German to English2
Specialty fields
Tourism & Travel2
Other fields
International Org/Dev/Coop2
Keywords: literature, music, horticulture, Christian texts, children's literature, travel, hand-written German documents in script

Profile last updated
Jul 19

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