Member since Apr '03

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German to English
English (monolingual)

Gillian Scheibelein
25 years' technical translation, CHEMIST

Local time: 17:57 CEST (GMT+2)

Native in: English Native in English
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German to English technical translations from a B.Sc. chemist that are clear and precise
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member Kudoz editor
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading
Specializes in:
Chemistry; Chem Sci/EngConstruction / Civil Engineering
Engineering (general)Environment & Ecology
Materials (Plastics, Ceramics, etc.)Mechanics / Mech Engineering
Petroleum Eng/SciScience (general)
Medical: PharmaceuticalsMetallurgy / Casting

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 3643, Questions answered: 1540, Questions asked: 71
Glossaries JillSch
Translation education Other - <font color="blue"><B>BSc. Hons. Chemistry, University of St. Andrews (Scotland)</font></B>
Experience Years of translation experience: 30. Registered at Jun 2002. Became a member: Apr 2003.
Credentials N/A
Memberships N/A
Software Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Acrobat (PDF files), MS Office 2010, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, STAR Transit
Conference participation Conferences attended
Training sessions attended Trainings
Professional practices Gillian Scheibelein endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.0).
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 engineering Nuclear engineering Water/wastewater treatment Geology Biochemistry, biology Civil engineering Mechanical 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.

Among the millions of words I have translated, I am particularly proud of
Ferrous Materials: Iron and Steel by Prof. W. Theisen and Prof. H. Berns
End of the 20th Century, published by the Doerner-Institut, Munich
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Total pts earned: 3842
PRO-level pts: 3643

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Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng525
Construction / Civil Engineering199
Mechanics / Mech Engineering151
Engineering (general)143
Medical: Pharmaceuticals136
Materials (Plastics, Ceramics, etc.)127
Metallurgy / Casting111
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Keywords: chemistry, geology, biology, physics, environmental, natural science, material science, metallurgy, ceramics, iron, steel, alloys, ceramics, concrete, construction materials, plastics, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, process engineering, biochemistry, oil & gas, agriculture, casting, building, building materials, chemical engineering Deutsch, English, Chemie, Geologie, Biologie, Physik, Werkstoffe, Metallurgie, Biochemie, Umwelt, Abwasser, Apparatebau, Maschinenbau, Kunstoffe, Stahl, Eisen, Erdöl, Beton, Hochbau, Tiefbau, Landwirtschaft, Giessen, Chemieanlagenbau, Anlagenbau

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