Member since Jun '13

Working languages:
German to English

Colin Shields
Flexible and on-time

United Kingdom
Local time: 04:28 GMT (GMT+0)

Native in: English Native in English, German Native in German
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
Data security Created by Evelio Clavel-Rosales This person has a SecurePRO™ card. Because this person is not a Plus subscriber, to view his or her SecurePRO™ card you must be a Business member or Plus subscriber.
Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, MT post-editing
Specializes in:
Automation & RoboticsAutomotive / Cars & Trucks
Finance (general)Telecom(munications)
Engineering (general)Computers (general)
Internet, e-CommerceIT (Information Technology)
Law: Contract(s)Military / Defense

Preferred currency EUR
Payment methods accepted Wire transfer
Translation education Master's degree - Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz (FB 23)
Experience Years of translation experience: 6. Registered at Sep 2012. Became a member: Jun 2013. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials N/A
Memberships N/A
Software Across, Adobe Acrobat, memoQ, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, Studio 2011, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, STAR Transit
I was born and raised in Germany and have now been living in the UK for some years. My father is British (and also a freelance translator) and my mother is German. Consequently, I was brought up bilingually and have had a profound interest in languages from a young age.

I have been working in the industry since 2008, following graduation from Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (FB 23 Germersheim) as Diplom-Übersetzer.

I have experience in translating a variety of different texts, ranging from contracts to manuals, software-related texts and (technical) marketing.

I work with a wide range of different CAT tools and associated terminology management tools, such as memoQ, SDL Studio, Trados Workbench, Transit and Across.

I have been successfully shaping my future as a freelancer since July 2012.
Keywords: english, UK, US, german, translation, technical, software, legal, technology, manual, instructions, automotive

Profile last updated
Oct 4, 2016

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