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CHEMISTRY inorganic, organic, analytical, physical, industrial, macromolecular (polymers/plastics) etc., organometallic, coordination Materials science iron & steel, concrete, building materials, alloys, ceramics, composites Chemical and process engineeringNuclear engineeringWater/wastewater treatmentGeologyBiochemistry, biologyCivil engineeringMechanical engineering
and general texts as well, of course
My main CAT tools are Transit Professional XV and Transit Professional NXT, which have full functionality - including concordance (which the "Satellite" version does not).
I also use all versions of Trados incl. 2011.
I was born and grew up in England and then went to Scotland and received a BSc Hons. in Chemistry in 1978 from St. Andrews University [minor subjects geology (2 years) and botany (1 year)]. This was followed by 2 years of research into antiforgery coatings on cheque paper at the university (no not a PhD, I earned real money!).
I have been living in Germany since 1980, and I'm married to a German PhD chemist/physicist. I started translating in 1981.
I specialise in writing scientific reports, instruction manuals, etc. in clear and precise international English, without colloquialisms, so that even non-native English speakers can read the text with ease.
Translation makes up approx. 90% of my work. The other 10% consists of analyzing documents for Chemical Abstracts - this entails reading a document, written in German or English and then writing an abstract/précis of the contents in English - and copy editing/proofreading for a chemical journal published in English (Chemistry - A European Journal). This keeps my knowledge of all fields of chemistry up to date in both languages.