Member since Jun '18

Working languages:
German to English
English (monolingual)

Elisabeth Purkis
The right way to write English (UK & US)

Chicago, Illinois, United States
Local time: 16:37 CST (GMT-6)

Native in: English (Variants: UK, US, Scottish) Native in English
What Elisabeth Purkis is working on
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Jun 28 (posted via ProZ.com):  Working on editing a website in English UK ...more »
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Transcreation, Website localization, Software localization
Expertise
Specializes in:
Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.Food & Drink
Business/Commerce (general)Tourism & Travel
Medical: Health CarePoetry & Literature

Preferred currency USD
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 11, Questions answered: 6, Questions asked: 1
Project History 0 projects entered
Payment methods accepted Wire transfer, Check, PayPal, OFX currency transfer
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Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 2
Translation education Bachelor's degree - University of St. Andrews, Scotland
Experience Years of translation experience: 1. Registered at ProZ.com: Feb 2018. Became a member: Jun 2018.
ProZ.com Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials N/A
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, CafeTran Espresso, MateCat, Microsoft Word, SDL TRADOS
Training sessions attended Trainings
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Bio

                   

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The 

right 

way to 

write

English                                                                                            

British manners meet American enthusiasm

I'm a bicultural linguist with a knack for detecting the nuances within the English language as expressed by British people and Americans. I have spent half of my life in each country, the first half in Britain and the next in the USA. Most of that time I've lived in the vibrant multicultural city of Chicago.

I am embarking on a second career as a German to English (UK & US) translator, revisiting my linguistic roots which were nurtured at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. Nearly 20 years as a social worker engaging with families from varied cultural backgrounds created expertise in cross-cultural communication and reading between the lines. An avid poet, creative thinker and travel blogger (www.europious.org), I write this chapter keenly and with care.

Tourism, food and drink (Bierkultur), marketing, business, social science, healthcare, wellness and fitness, as well as news media projects fit well with my educational background and prior experience.

Please get in touch, so we can discuss what you have in mind.

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Keywords: British English, US English, American English, English UK, English Native Speaker, German, Social Science, Psychology, Healthcare, Tourism, Travel, Healthcare, Fitness, Wellness, Human Resources, Business, E-Commerce, Text, Translation, Proofreading, Checking, Cultural competence, Bicultural, Übersetzung, Übersetzungen, Übersetzer, Übersetzerin, Deutsch, Englisch, englische Muttersprachlerin, muttersprachliche Übersetzerin, Deutschland, Lokalisierung, Lektorat, zuverlässig, kompetent, kulturelle Kompetenz, bikulturell, Personal, E-Kommerz, Geschäft, Betrieb, Gesundheitswesen, Sozialwissenschaft, Sozialkunde, Psychologie, Reisen, Tourismus, Gastronomy, Gastronomie, Gastronomiebetrieb, Bierkunst, Bierkultur, Brewing, Brewery, Beer, Bier, Brauerei, Bierbrauen, Biertrinken, Fachverstand, Craft-Bier-Welle, craft beer




Profile last updated
Nov 5



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