Working languages:
English to German
German to English
Latin to German

Stefan Ploch
Promovierter Sprachwissenschaftler

Filderstadt, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Local time: 08:53 CET (GMT+1)

Native in: German Native in German
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Software localization, Voiceover (dubbing), Subtitling, MT post-editing, Transcription, Training, Desktop publishing, Project management
Specializes in:
LinguisticsComputers (general)
ReligionFood & Drink
PsychologyPoetry & Literature
Media / MultimediaPhilosophy

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 24, Questions answered: 11
Experience Years of translation experience: 26. Registered at Oct 2011. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
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Software Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, LaTeX, XeLaTeX, OpenOffice, Passolo, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS
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Professional translations by a professional linguist (PhD)

I'm a linguist by profession (MA and PhD in linguistics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London; PostDoc in phonetics at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg).

I am a well-educated native speaker of German and have lived, studied and worked in English-speaking countries for about 15 years. I wrote both my MA dissertation and my PhD thesis in English and passed the viva for my PhD degree "without corrections".

From 2002 to 2006 I was a university lecturer in linguistics at the University of the Witwatersrand, where I was promoted to Associate Professor and also served as the Head of Linguistics.

I specialize in linguistics, philosophy (including the philosophy of science), IT (especially programming and anything TeX), theology, religion, and spirituality, food and recipes, and music as well as fantasy and sci-fi literature. In addition to that, I have translated marketing texts, newsletters, mobile-phone programming manuals, and legal contracts.

I offer translations as well as editorial work and proofreading.

As a sideline, I also invent languages (conlangs and international auxiliary languages).

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Total pts earned: 28
PRO-level pts: 24

Top languages (PRO)
German to English16
English to German8
Top general fields (PRO)
Social Sciences8
Top specific fields (PRO)
Education / Pedagogy8
Medical: Pharmaceuticals4
Medical (general)4
Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng4

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Keywords: Translation, English, Norwegian, Latin, linguistics, philosophy, computer science, theology, religion, spirituality, food, recipes, music, fantasy, scifi, science fiction

Profile last updated
Jan 2

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