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English to German (American Translators Association, verified) German to English (JPRS (Joint Publications Research Service)) Spanish to English (JPRS (Joint Publications Research Service)) German to English (American Translators Association, verified)
Power generation: nuclear, conventional and renewable energy; associated subjects such as turbine-generators (design, troubleshooting, maintenance and repair), remote service ("teleservice"), emissions measurement and control, electronic systems, switching systems, instrumentation and control (TELEPERM, etc.), process engineering, grid management, steam generators, boilers, combustion systems, power plant construction (permitting process, CAD, civil and structural engineering), hardware and software design and operation, Internet/intranet user manuals, destructive and nondestructive materials testing procedures and equipment, decontamination, reactor core design, in-core fuel management, fuel assembly design, nuclear fuel reprocessing, nuclear and conventional fuel storage and transport, reactor cooling system design, spent-fuel storage and waste management, QA, quality management systems.
Translator of Power Journal, published quarterly by Siemens AG Power Generation (formerly KWU -- Kraftwerk Union) from 1993-2001.
Automotive engineering: translator of the Bosch Automotive Handbook, 2nd English Edition (706 pages, published in 1986 by Robert Bosch GmbH), as well as a number of smaller Bosch booklets describing various automotive systems and how they work (electrical system, ignition system, starters, batteries, lights, etc.).
Pneumatics/hydraulics: translated several pneumatics textbooks for FESTO Pneumatic, Esslingen (Germany); also interpreted (simultaneous) for the British contingent at a week-long FESTO sales & marketing conference held in Esslingen in 1980. Was the chief translator of the periodical "FESTO Select" publication in the late '70s, and translated numerous loose-leaf pages for their main pneumatics equipment catalog.
Translated a repair manual for the hydraulic system of a military helicopter which was highly commended by the customer.
IC wafer fabrication: diffusion, thin- and thick-film deposition, sputtering systems, wafer test, dicing, DIP/SIP packaging, etc. Worked for Harris Semiconductor in Palm Bay, Florida as line foreman in thin-film and diffusion departments.
Legal and patent translation: Spanish/German>English.
Interpreting (German<>English): trial work (patent infringement, investor fraud), depositions (insurance claims, fraudulent business practices, personal injury, theft of intellectual property), engineering conferences; simultaneous, consecutive, escort. My German client at a patent infringement trial in District Court in Charlotte, North Carolina in the early '90s rated me higher than German Chancellor Kohl's interpreter, whom they had used previously.
I am certified by both the American Translators Association and the U.S. Gov't. Joint Publications Research Service. Native U.S.-English speaker. More than 40 years of experience as a full-time translator/interpreter in the U.S. and Western Europe.
ATA Membership Note: I was a member of the ATA from 1983 to 2006, and my wife was a member from 1983 to 2007. You can see our final listings in the ATA Translation Services Directory by clicking on the link in the upper left-hand corner of our Web site (see "Technical Language Specialists" link below).
Graduated with honors in German from the Defense Language Institute, West Coast (DLIWC, now the DLIFLC) at the Presidio of Monterey, CA prior to classified assignment with the U.S. Army Security Agency in West Berlin (1972-1975) as a German linguist and translator-interpreter. Primary/secondary MOS: 98G3LGM/04B2LGM (German voice intercept analyst/German translator-interpreter).
BASIC programmer for over 35 years. In 1982, I wrote a pair of terminology management programs in Extended Color BASIC for the Radio Shack (Tandy) Color Computer. These programs predate by several years similar applications marketed by Trados, STAR Transit, TermTracer, Profilex and others.