Working languages:
German to English

Paul Skidmore
Legally qualified - 12 years in academia

Berlin, Germany
Local time: 17:20 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 translation experience: 14. 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
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 14 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
Oct 24, 2018

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