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German to English
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July 2018

Elisabeth Purkis
Bicultural translation DE>EN USA/UK

Chicago, Illinois, United States
Local time: 16:33 CDT (GMT-5)

Native in: English (Variants: US, Scottish, UK) Native in English
What Elisabeth Purkis is working on
Jun 28 (posted via  Working on editing a website in English UK ...more »
Total word count: 0

Account type Freelancer, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Software localization
Specializes in:
Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.Psychology
Tourism & TravelSports / Fitness / Recreation
Medical: Health CarePoetry & Literature
Human ResourcesEducation / Pedagogy
Business/Commerce (general)Internet, e-Commerce

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 4, Questions answered: 2
Project History 0 projects entered
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 2
Translation education Bachelor's degree - University of St. Andrews, Scotland
Experience Years of translation experience: 1. Registered at Feb 2018. Became a member: Jun 2018. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials N/A
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, MateCat, Microsoft Word

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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 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 (, I write this new chapter keenly and with care.

Tourism, marketing, business, social science, healthcare and wellness, and news media projects pair with my educational background and prior experience

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.

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