Member since Sep '11

Working languages:
German to English

Michael Martin, MA
Translation with imagination

Manhattan, NY, United States
Local time: 19:16 EST (GMT-5)

Native in: German (Variant: Germany) Native in German, English (Variant: US) Native in English
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Interpreting
Specializes in:
Marketing / Market ResearchHistory
Idioms / Maxims / SayingsTourism & Travel
General / Conversation / Greetings / LettersBusiness/Commerce (general)
Government / PoliticsLaw (general)
Law: Contract(s)IT (Information Technology)

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 3794, Questions answered: 3493
Payment methods accepted Wire transfer, PayPal, Check | Send a payment via ProZ*Pay
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 1
Experience Years of experience: 14. Registered at Mar 2011. Became a member: Sep 2011.
Credentials German to English (Cambridge University (ESOL Examinations), verified)
Memberships N/A
Software memoQ, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, SDL WorldServer, Powerpoint, Protemos, Smartcat
Professional practices Michael Martin, MA endorses's Professional Guidelines.
Professional objectives
  • Meet new end/direct clients
  • Network with other language professionals
  • Learn more about the business side of freelancing
  • Stay up to date on what is happening in the language industry
  • Improve my productivity

and raised in West-Germany, I lived in the UK for a two-year teaching stint before
moving to the US where I have resided in or around New York City since 1998. I
hold an MA in German (English minor) and have about ten years experience as a
German instructor in secondary and higher education. In 2007, I switched
careers to work as a freelance translator (mostly DE-EN but also EN-DE) helping
individuals, companies and agencies.

few of my special interests are corporate compliance and communications
including international anti-bribery law with particular emphasis on the US
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the UK Bribery Act (BA) as well as EU and
German anti-corruption law. This interest stems from my previous employment
with a leading international law firm and its internal investigation of a major
German conglomerate. I was involved in the investigation as a paralegal and
in-house translator.

in the final analysis, translation is a hands-on skill. Credentials are not
always a meaningful predictor of job performance and translation is no
exception. Even more important than knowledge itself is what you can do with
it. My expertise lies in marketing, business, legal and creative translations.
What I can do for YOU is provide solutions rather than opinions using modern,
not stilted language.
intrigues me the most are linguistic challenges beyond what can easily be
researched using dictionaries and glossaries. If this sounds interesting to
you, check out some of my translation samples at

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: 4118
PRO-level pts: 3794

Top languages (PRO)
German to English3580
English to German206
German to Spanish4
Top general fields (PRO)
Social Sciences391
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Top specific fields (PRO)
Law (general)352
Law: Contract(s)256
Education / Pedagogy175
Finance (general)160
Business/Commerce (general)155
Medical (general)147
Human Resources121
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Profile last updated
Oct 3, 2020

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