Member since Oct '16

Working languages:
English to German
French to German
Spanish to German
Italian to German

Michael Spohn
20 years experience in Travel & Tourism

Cannes, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France
Local time: 16:11 CET (GMT+1)

Native in: German (Variant: Germany) Native in German
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Jan 25, 2018 (posted via BaccS (desktop)):  Glossary creation. High performance outdoor gear ...more, + 30 other entries »
Total word count: 61229

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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Software localization, Subtitling, MT post-editing, Native speaker conversation, Transcreation
Specializes in:
Textiles / Clothing / FashionSports / Fitness / Recreation
Tourism & TravelBusiness/Commerce (general)
General / Conversation / Greetings / LettersComputers (general)
Ships, Sailing, MaritimeIT (Information Technology)

Preferred currency EUR
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 51, Questions answered: 30, Questions asked: 19
Blue Board entries made by this user  1 entry

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Experience Years of experience: 9. Registered at Jun 2016. Became a member: Oct 2016. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
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Software Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Aegisub, BaccS, CafeTran Espresso, Dreamweaver, Indesign, Lingotek, MateCat, MemSource Cloud, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, Multilizer, OmegaT, Plunet BusinessManager, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, Wordfast, XTM
CV/Resume CV available upon request
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Your content made available in German!

With a background in IT and hospitality and travel, I’ve been translating for about 20 years, the last 5 years as a freelance translator. As a native German speaker, I am familiar with the target audience of your content and find the right formulation. I can adapt your texts so that they are not only understood by your German clients, but also well received.
I professionally translate from English, French, Spanish, and Italian into German:
  • Digital Content (your website for example)
  • Landing pages
  • Blog articles
  • Product descriptions on Amazon or Ebay
  • Your Android apps
In addition, your localized content should be optimized for search engines. If you want Google to find you, keywords should be translated as they are being searched by German native speakers
  • Marketing material such as press releases, brochures, emails, newsletters, etc
  • Social media posts (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn)

Get in touch

I am always available to listen to you and to discuss your requirements. I look forward to hearing from you! -Michael

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Skype button Skype ID: m_spohn

Telegram button Telegram: @mspohn

Whatsapp button WhatsApp: 0033677932634

Cell phone button Cell phone: +33 (0)6 77 93 26 34

Personal information:

Nationality: German


  • German: mother tongue
  • French: near-native proficiency. I've been living in France for over 14 years.
  • English: fluent. I studied English at school, in University and lived 2 years in Australia. English has been my language on the job for over 2 decades.
  • Spanish: fluent. I've lived and worked in Spain, Cuba and the Dominican Republic for about 5 years
  • Italian: fluent. I've lived and worked in Italy for 2 years. I also live close to the Italian border and visit Italy frequently.


  • 1983 Abitur - Equivalent to British A level / American SAT exam
  • 1983 - 1988 University of applied sciences Fulda - IT / communication technology

Work experience:

As a translator

  • 2012 - 2016: Part-time freelance translator
  • Since June 2016: Working as full-time freelance translator

As a reviewer, proofreader

  • 2017 - today: Since early 2017 I've been asked by regular clients to proofread.
  • Since October 2017: Linguistic reviewing on a daily base. The subject is footwear, apparel, and sports equipment.
  • Since December 2017: Linguistic reviewing on a regular base. The subject is cameras, image processing, mobile apps.

Other work experience

  • 1988 - 1996: Proficor, my own company importing cork floorings from Portugal and selling / whole selling it in Germany.
  • 1996 - 1998: Sabbatical in Australia
  • 1998 - 2001: Destination and Hotel quality representative for a German Tour Operator in Playa del Inglès / Spain and Varadero / Cuba
  • 2001 - 2002: Hotel Manager in Rimini and Rome / Italy
  • 2002 - 2009: Hotel front desk manager in Cannes, Côte d'Azur, France
  • 2009 - 2016: Hotel Manager Cannes, Côte d'Azur, France
  • 2010 - 2016: Co-owner of CannesDo Apartments, Holiday home rental service in Cannes
  • Throughout my career in tourism and hotel management, I've been translating all types of documents.
  • Product data sheets and specifications
  • User manuals, handbooks, howto's
  • Press releases, marketing material
  • Destination and tourist guides
  • Hotel information, restaurant menus, signage
  • Press releases, marketing material
  • Interpreting (consecutive) for local authorities
  • Contracts with tour operators, clients, and corporate clients
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: 55
PRO-level pts: 51

Top languages (PRO)
French to German19
Italian to German12
English to German8
English to French8
German to French4
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Tourism & Travel20
Business/Commerce (general)4
Computers: Software4
Textiles / Clothing / Fashion4
Real Estate4
Ships, Sailing, Maritime4
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Keywords: german, translation, hotel, tourism, destination, sports, healthy lifestyle, localization, computer, software, games, fitness

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Sep 22

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