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January 2021

Gudrun Dauner
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Native in: German (Variant: Germany) Native in German
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I love translating, because it combines the pleasure of writing with the pleasure of solving a linguistically and intellectually challenging puzzle.
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Services Software localization, Translation, Editing/proofreading, Transcription, Copywriting, Website localization
Specializes in:
Art, Arts & Crafts, PaintingFood & Drink
HistoryPoetry & Literature
Tourism & TravelEducation / Pedagogy

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 487, Questions answered: 208, Questions asked: 15
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 1
Translation education Master's degree - University of Augsburg, Germany
Experience Years of experience: 16. Registered at Apr 2006. Became a member: Apr 2006. Certified PRO certificate(s)
Credentials Italian to German (University of Augsburg, Germany, verified)
English to German (TOEFL Test Philadelphia, verified)
Memberships International Council of Museums (ICOM); CONIVNCTA FLORESCIT
Software Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, SDLX
CV/Resume English (DOCX), German (DOCX)
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Contests won 7th Translation Contest: Italian to German
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I translate from English or Italian into German, and from German into English. Preferred subjects are: art, architecture, culture, and the humanities in general, including related fields such as tourism and gastronomy. I have also completed several projects in the fields of real estate or again philosophy.

In addition to my work as a translator, I edit and write essays and entries for exhibition catalogs. I have particular expertise in European art of the Renaissance (bolstered by my Master's thesis and doctoral dissertation in this area) and have published numerous entries and essays on European art from 1300 to 1600.

An Overview of my Translations Grouped According to Language Pair and Field of Expertise

Translations from English into German:

Art History and Design:

• Appendix - Sources compiled by Elizabeth McGrath, in: Die Kunst der Interpretation. Rubens und die Druckgraphik (published in 2019)

• For the exhibition "Alice Boner in Indien – Ein Leben für die Kunst," on view at the Museum Rietberg (Switzerland), in 2018

• For the exhibition "Charles and Ray Eames. The Power of Design," on view at the Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, in 2017/18

• For the exhibition "The Good Cause: Architecture of Peace - Divided Cities," by the Architekturmuseum der TU München, on view at the Pinakothek der Moderne in 2014

• Essay by Cordula Grewe, "Eine romantische Avantgarde: Die Nazarener als »Vorkämpfer«," in: Johann Baptist Schraudolph, die Nazarener und die Speyerer Domfresken (published in 2014), pp. 77–112

• Several essays in Kunibert Bering – Stefan Hölscher, eds., "Visual Learning. Positionen im internationalen Vergleich" (published in 2013), 696 pages

• For the exhibition "Impressionismus und Japanmode: Edgar Degas – James McNeill Whistler," on view at the Städtische Galerie in Überlingen, in 2009

Philosophy, Hegel in Particular

• "Hegels Institutionenlehre. Politik, Sittlichkeit und die Philosophie des Geistes" (Die Wirklichkeit der konkreten Freiheit 2019)

• "Geist, Politik und die Logik von Offenheit und Transgressivität" (Hegel-Jahrbuch Sonderband 2020) 

• "»Die Sittlichkeit in der bürgerlichen Gesellschaft«: Entzweiung, Bildung und Hegels Aufhebung der Aporien der sozialen Modernität" (Die Philosophie des Marktes 2016)

• "Elemente von Hegels politischer Theologie. Ziviler Republikanismus, soziale Gerechtigkeit, Konstitutionalismus und universelle Menschenrechte" (Objektiver und absoluter Geist nach Hegel 2018)

• "Universelle Menschenrechte, Interkulturalität und die Idee einer transnationalen Öffentlichkeit" (presented at a conference in Jena, Germany 2017)

• "Hegel, Arendt und »das Recht, Rechte zu haben«" (Hegel-Jahrbuch 2014)

• "Weltgeist als Prinzip des interkulturellen Kosmopolitismus" (Hegel-Jahrbuch 2011)

Translations from German into English

Art Glass:

• The entire text of a collection catalog, written by Sven Hauschke, "The European Museum of Modern Glass: A Tour of the Collection" (published in 2019), 144 pages

• The entire text of the bilingual catalog of a private glass collection, written by Uwe Claassen, "Glas ... Kunst aus Sand und Feuer / Glass ... Art from Sand and Fire" (published in 2016), 256 pages


Culture and Tourism (since 2008 on a regular basis):

• Städtische Galerie Überlingen, on Lake Constance, Germany

• Städtisches Museum Überlingen

• Tourist-Information Überlingen

• hirthe gmbh Kultur Kommunikation, Überlingen


Working from German into English and from English into German

Art History:

• For the exhibition "Coburger Glaspreis / The Coburg Prize for Contemporary Glass 2014," on view at the Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg, in 2014, accompanied by a bilingual catalog in English and German

• For the exhibition "The Early Dürer," on view at the Germanisches Nationalmuseum in Nuremberg, in 2012, accompanied by two catalogs, a German and an English version


Unique Ability to Read Handwritten Historic Documents:

My thorough training in deciphering historic manuscripts enables me to read your historic, handwritten documents in German and Italian, including cursive and Sütterlin scripts. After studying the documents, I transcribe and translate them into English.

In this capacity I worked for:

• private individuals, helping them to understand the writings of their ancestors

• the Morgan Library & Museum in New York (especially documents by Heinrich Heine and Albert Einstein)

• the Raab Collection in Ardmore, PA (the correspondence by Jacobus Henricus van ‘t Hoff to Georg Bredig)


Translations from Italian into German

 Art History:

• For the exhibition "Wunder Roms im Blick des Nordens – Von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart," on view at the Diözesanmuseum Paderborn, in 2017

• For the exhibition "El Siglo de Oro. Die Ära Velázquez," on view at the Gemäldegalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, and then at the Kunsthalle München, in 2016/17

• For the exhibition "Europäische Mosaikkunst vom Mittelalter bis 1900," on view at the Städtische Galerie in Überlingen, in 2011


Gastronomy and Viniculture:

• Vinissimo, Munich, Germany

• Adami, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

• A Mano, Puglia, Italy


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: 514
PRO-level pts: 487

Top languages (PRO)
Italian to German176
German to English132
English to German90
Italian to English89
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Law (general)57
Mechanics / Mech Engineering39
Finance (general)32
Medical (general)22
Construction / Civil Engineering22
Law: Contract(s)20
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This user has reported completing projects in the following job categories, language pairs, and fields.

Project History Summary
Total projects4
With client feedback1
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English to German2
German to English1
Italian to German1
Specialty fields
Marketing / Market Research1
Printing & Publishing1
Tourism & Travel1
Other fields
Business/Commerce (general)1
Finance (general)1
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