Working languages:
German to English

Paul Skidmore
Legally qualified - 12 years in academia

Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Local time: 22:10 CEST (GMT+2)

Native in: English (Variant: British) Native in English
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified site user
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading
Specializes in:
Law: Contract(s)Law: Taxation & Customs
Law (general)Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.
Finance (general)Human Resources
Government / PoliticsBusiness/Commerce (general)

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 621, Questions answered: 285, Questions asked: 11
Experience Years of experience: 15. Registered at Mar 2006. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials German to English (German Courts)
German to English (Chartered Institute of Linguists)
German to English (Bundesverband der Dolmetscher und Übersetzer)
Memberships CIOL, BDÜ
Software Microsoft Word, Wordfast
Events and training
I am a full-time professional translator working from German to (British) English and have been accorded the status of certified translator (ermächtigter Übersetzer) for the Berlin courts and notaries. In addition, in 2008 I was awarded the Diploma in Translation (Chartered Institute of Linguists, UK) for German > English with a Merit in the general and business papers and a Distinction in the legal paper and am a member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists (UK) and the German professional association of translators (Bundesverband der Dolmetscher und Übersetzer).

I specialise in translating and editing texts of a legal and political nature. I have expertise in many areas of public and private law and in related social science disciplines of sociology, politics, international affairs and gender studies.

I have lived and worked in Germany for significant periods of my adult life. I have currently been in Berlin for over 18 years.

My background is in law and academia, having worked for many years as a lecturer in law at the University of Bristol and subsequently as a post-doctoral researcher at the Humboldt University Berlin. I am a graduate of the Universities of Cambridge and Bristol and of the European University Institute in Florence. Following successful completion of the Bar Vocational Course I was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1993.

I regularly translate a variety of court documents for the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Other recent projects for a range of direct clients include the translation of
- a contract for the European Investment Bank Group
- particulars of claim to be served on a foreign defendant
- excerpts from German legislation
- German court judgment for the European Central Bank
- articles of association of a non-profit company
- bidding agreement prior to a forced sale of property
- legal opinion on tax matters
- essays on corporate governance regulation which appear in European company law and the Sustainable Company: a stakeholder approach. Vol. II
- essays on architecture and design which appear in Contemporary Architecture in Arabia, LX Architecture, and Russia Now all published by DOM Publishers, Berlin

English-language editorial and style-checking projects include
- legal working papers
- papers on labour market policy written by researchers at a large German research institute
- essays published in the edited collections: Wandel der Geschlechterverhältnisse durch Recht? (eds Arioli and Cottier et al.), European Union Non-discrimination Law (eds Schiek and Chege), European Union Non-discrimination Law and Intersectionality (eds Schiek and Lawson) and European company law and the Sustainable Company: a stakeholder approach. Vol. II (eds Vitols and Heuschmidt)

Rates and further references are available on request.
Keywords: law, economics, sociology, politics, European Community, social policy, employment, contemporary history

Profile last updated
Feb 25

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