Working languages:
English to German
Dutch to German
German to Dutch

Mariah David
Senior German Translator

West Lake, Ohio, United States
Local time: 22:13 EST (GMT-5)

Native in: German Native in German
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Voiceover (dubbing), Transcription, Subtitling, Copywriting
Expertise
Specializes in:
AgricultureArt, Arts & Crafts, Painting
Automotive / Cars & TrucksAerospace / Aviation / Space
Medical: CardiologyComputers: Hardware
Computers: SoftwareGeology
IT (Information Technology)Internet, e-Commerce

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Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 2
Translation education Master's degree - University of Göttingen
Experience Years of translation experience: 35. Registered at ProZ.com: Jul 2018.
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Software Across, Adobe Acrobat, Aegisub, Dreamweaver, memoQ, MemSource Cloud, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, OmegaT, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, SDLX
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Bio

Maria David

 

Translator
& Voice Over
Artist

 

 

18 Goldfield Street Patchogue, NY 11772                                       mariadavid264@gmail.com

 

 

 

PROFILE

 

Born 1962, in Germany

Multilingual; lived in USA, France, Australia, Spain and Denmark.

Multi discipline;
Masters, B.Sc, MA

Full-time, professional voice over artist and translator
since 1995.

Native Languages : Dutch, German

 

 

EDUCATION

 

Further
education Business English with official IHK degree. 2003 - 2006
 

 

Moderator training for
ABC (Practical Languages). 2002 - 2004

 

Dutch Course
from UCL CENTRE FOR LANGUAGES & INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION (CLIE) 2000 - 2002
 

 

Shorthand
Dutch Diploma (PT). 1997 – 1998
 

 

Professional
Certificate in ICT (information and communication technology). 1995 – 1996
 

 

Education industrial
clerk additional qualification English in Friedrichshafen 1991 -1994

 

European
Masters in Conference Interpreting (Dutch, English, French) Copenhagen Business
School, Denmark 1990.
 

 

Master of
Arts, Media and Communication, University of Göttingen 1987.
 

 

University of Seville, Spain, Undergraduate Studies,
1982-1985
 

                                                                              

University Stendahl Grenoble,
France, Undergraduate Studies, 1981-1984
 

 

 

 

 

 

EXPERIENCE           

 

 

 

Translator – Voice over
Artist
                                                         1980 - present

 

 

Translation of
films and videos for Film Company
                               2005-2008

Proof-reading and translation of subtitles.

 

Tour leader in the
Balkans, freelance.
                                                2004-2007

Extensive touring in Bosnia, Croatia, Slovenia with Danish
groups.

 

 

Export Manager B&S                                                                         2006 -
2008


Marketing and sales of finished product as well as brokering license and
special project deals for various record labels. Management of existing
customer base (mainly Europe) and gaining new clients in South America, Asia,
Australia and the Middle East. Working with wholesalers, distributors,
retailers and marketing / advertising companies. Participation at Music.
Industry trade fairs. Dealing with all issues involving export (liaising with
freight forwarders, issuing necessary documents and paperwork), all matters
concerning customer service and financial aspects (insurance cover, payment
terms). Translating marketing and legal material English/German and
Dutch/English.

 

 

Producer                                                                    2000-2004

Produced films (in
English). Film School New York.

 

Research The Danish Ministry of Fisheries.
Assistant,
              1997-2000

Wrote complex
manuals for technical staff, translated into English.

 

Manager, Café Franz, Jena,
Germany
                                                                
1992 - 1995     

 Day to day running of the business,
including opening and closing the premise as well as cashing up, preparing and
serving food and beverages, ordering supplies and  handling staff of six.

 

 

 

Medical Secretary                                                                                                    1987 – 1992

Medical Secretary, Urology Department, Groot Ziekengasthuis,

Den Bosch, Netherlands (FT).

 

 

Dutch Women's Army (MILVA) :                                                               
         1984 - 1987

2 years as a telex-operator, followed by 4
years as personnel officer after promotion to Sergeant (FT).

 

PT Lecturer German, Dutch and EFL (English as a Foreign Language):        2000 - 2005

 

Lecturer German, Dutch and EFL (English as a
Foreign Language) and ESOL at Hull College, Queens Gardens, Hull.

Courses taught:

Beginners and GCSE German; A-level German; BTEC
German; A-level General Studies German; Intro to German; St. Martin's German
Level-1; RSA-CBLC German; New AS-level and A2; German Institute of Linguistics
German Diploma; Holiday Dutch; GCSE Dutch (open learning). From September 2001,
I also taught EFL (English as a foreign language) and ESOL courses (Cambridge
certificate; PET etc.)I provided foreign language introduction (Dutch and
German) courses for the Board of Widening Participation within Hull College
(accredited by the Open College Network).From September 2003, I work partly for
the Skills for Life Unit, delivering ESOL and New Deal courses. As well as
working at Hull College itself, I also did work for the college at local
companies, teaching at different levels at Reckitt & Colman (now
Benckiser), Swift Caravans, Cardoon and British Aerospace. Tutor Open Learning
students (GCSE Dutch and German).

 

Consultant Lecturer (English - Dutch - German) to private individuals

2000 – till present

 

Companies (Cargill UK; Shipping Goole; Advanced
Data Systems, Hull; P& O Ferries; BSN Medical; Conoco Philips; BP).

Free-lance translator and interpreter (amongst
others for: Acetous, Language Business, Jacksons solicitors, Myer Wolff
solicitors, John Robinson & co. solicitors, L. Hossner, Sefrex, P&O
North Sea Ferries, Goss chalks Solicitors and private individuals)

Proof-reader (amongst others for: ABC
examination board, Sefrex, Proctor and Gamble).

I am registered with CILT and RLN Yorkshire
Humber as a business language trainer for Dutch, English as a foreign language
and German.

 

Clientele:

 

Opel/GM
car manufacturer

Caterpillar
- cat machines & engines

The
Austrian Tourist Federation                   

Rolex
-
the leading name in luxury
watches
                                   

Electrolux
- world leading producer of appliances
for kitchen and cleaning
  

Nilfisk
- world leading manufacturer of
professional cleaning equipment
       

Sony –
consumer electronics                                     

Tack
International – business training
specialist
                                

Matsui –
consumer electronics                                              

Renault
car manufacturer                                      

Harman
Becker – leading-edge infotainment                           

Bosch – leading manufacturer of electric tools                           

Lundbeck
leading Pharmaceutical Corporation                           

SHL – global HR training                                                       

Merck – pharmaceutical company                                          

IKEA - Scandinavian modern style furniture and
accessories                  

LVMH - produces and markets internationally
champagnes and wines           

Mazda - car manufacturer                                                     

Royal
Unibrew - largest beer exporter in
Scandinavia                           

Fanta - soft drink                                                        

Jaguar -
car manufacturer                                                     

Royal
Yachting Association - training schemes for powered and sailing craft           

Royal
Canin - health nutrition for dog and cat                              

Kudos - data collection, data analysis and advisory
services internationally
       

AGCO - one of the world's largest manufacturers of
agricultural equipment
           

Dell - laptops, desktops,
monitors                                         

Staples - offers a variety
of supplies, furniture and computer technology
    

Hyundai/Kia Motors -
car manufacturer                                               

Genworth - insurance products
and financial management services
                      

Furuno - cutting-edge,
innovative marine and GPS products
                  

Astra Zeneca - one of the world's
leading pharmaceutical companies
     

European Parliament
- translation of sessions, negotiations
etc.
                 

Eli Lilly and
company - leading, innovation-driven
pharmaceutical corporation
    

Hasbro -one of the largest
toy makers in the world                          

Telia - telecommunications
provider in the Nordic and Baltic countries
   

Nivea - the world’s
biggest personal care brand
                         

Nortel - leader in
delivering communications capabilities             

Apple Macintosh
computer manufacturer                                   

AIG - insurance products
and services           
                                   

GE Capital - provides leasing,
lending and access to capital
solutions
     

Tellabs - global supplier to
the dynamic telecommunications
industry  

Mercedes Benz – car manufacturer                                      

Canon- consumer electronics                                    

Chevrolet- automobiles                                                         

Hewlett Packard -printers, laptops,
computers, digital cameras, servers, storage           

Mitsubushi Motors – car
manufacturer                                               

LRN – governance, ethics and compliance
applications
               

The
Ethnic Council for Minorities - public
institution       
                       

Arla
Foods -
northern Europe's largest dairy manufacturers              

Uncle
Ben’s – rice                                                     

Sennheiser
worldwide manufacturer of audio
equipment
                    

Cuisinart—manufacturer of kitchen accessories and
appliances   
           

Pioneersurgical
surgical technology                                               

Michelin
- car tire maker                                                      

Egmont
the leading provider of entertainment
in Scandinavia
            

Danske Bank - the largest bank in Denmark                                   

Microsoft
- software                                                  

Europêche - the association of fishing enterprises in
the E.U.
                       

Ford –
motor company                                                          

Nespresso
the Art of Espresso                                            

Dako –
a World Leader in Cancer
Diagnostics    
                       

European
Union – Directorate General Comm. website                       

Axcel-
venture capital fund                                       

Verver
Export – supplier of bulbs worldwide

             

 

I have translated + 2,000.0000 words and have over 25 years
full-time, professional experience.

 

 

Subject areas include:

 

Marketing

Public relations

Business

Press tours

Medical

Branding

Food and beverages

Consumer electronics

Energy

European Union

Tourism

Environment and ecology

Gastronomy

Automotive

Finance

IT

Localization

 

 

LANGUAGES

Dutch, German (native) A

French (fluent) B

Spanish, Swedish (nearly fluent) C

 

CITIZENSHIP

Germany

 

COMPUTER EXPERIENCE

High command of the Internet

High command of Microsoft Office Products

 

TRANSLATION TOOLS

Trados Studio 2009

Transit

SDLX, Multiterm

Wordfast        

Passolo

Keywords: German, Dutch, French, Translation, Voiceover, Transcription


Profile last updated
Jul 31



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