Member since Oct '16

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

Availability today:
Partially available

June 2018
SMTWTFS
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930

Michael Spohn
20 years experience in Travel & Tourism

Cannes, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France
Local time: 02:55 CEST (GMT+2)

Native in: German (Variant: Germany) Native in German
  • PayPal accepted
  • Send message through ProZ.com
Feedback from
clients and colleagues

on Willingness to Work Again info
2 positive reviews
What Michael Spohn is working on
info
Jan 25 (posted via BaccS (desktop)):  Glossary creation. High performance outdoor gear ...more, + 30 other entries »
Total word count: 61229

User message
Account type Freelancer, Identity Verified Verified member
Data security Created by Evelio Clavel-Rosales This person has a SecurePRO™ card. View now.
Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Software localization, Subtitling, MT post-editing, Transcription
Expertise
Specializes in:
Textiles / Clothing / FashionSports / Fitness / Recreation
Tourism & TravelBusiness/Commerce (general)
General / Conversation / Greetings / LettersComputers (general)
Ships, Sailing, MaritimeIT (Information Technology)
Other

Preferred currency EUR
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 39, Questions answered: 25, Questions asked: 17
Payment methods accepted PayPal, Wire transfer
Experience Years of translation experience: 6. Registered at ProZ.com: Jun 2016. Became a member: Oct 2016.
ProZ.com Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials N/A
Memberships N/A
Software CafeTran Espresso, Lingotek, MateCat, MemSource Cloud, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, Multilizer, OmegaT, SDL TRADOS, Wordfast
CV/Resume CV available upon request
Professional practices Michael Spohn endorses ProZ.com's Professional Guidelines.
Bio

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

Email button Click here to send me an email

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

Languages:

  • 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.

Education:

  • 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.


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: 43
PRO-level pts: 39


Top languages (PRO)
French to German15
Italian to German12
English to French8
English to German4
Top general fields (PRO)
Tech/Engineering12
Bus/Financial12
Other8
Marketing4
Social Sciences3
Top specific fields (PRO)
Tourism & Travel20
Computers: Software4
Architecture4
Real Estate4
Engineering (general)4
Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.3

See all points earned >
Keywords: german, translation, hotel, tourism, destination, sports, healthy lifestyle, localization, computer, software, games, fitness


Profile last updated
Mar 14



Your current localization setting

English

Select a language

All of ProZ.com
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search