Working languages:
German to English
Spanish to English
English to German

Edward L. Crosby III
The best never rest!

Local time: 07:25 PST (GMT-8)

Native in: English Native in English
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified site user
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Software localization, Voiceover (dubbing), Subtitling, MT post-editing
Specializes in:
Energy / Power GenerationNuclear Eng/Sci
Automotive / Cars & TrucksComputers (general)
Engineering (general)Mechanics / Mech Engineering
IT (Information Technology)Telecom(munications)
Business/Commerce (general)Automation & Robotics

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 758, Questions answered: 637, Questions asked: 13
Translation education Bachelor's degree - Spanish; University of Maryland, Baltimore County (
Experience Years of translation experience: 46. Registered at Jul 2002. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials 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)
Memberships ATA
Software Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe PageMaker 6.5, Microsoft Office 1997, 2000, 2007, MultiTerm, Profilex, TermStar, TermTracer, WordPerfect 5.1+, 6.0c, SDLX, STAR Transit, Wordfast
CV/Resume English (TXT)
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.

Technical Language Specialists (our Web site)

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Total pts earned: 846
PRO-level pts: 758

Top languages (PRO)
German to English527
English to German184
Spanish to English20
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Construction / Civil Engineering32
Automotive / Cars & Trucks31
Mechanics / Mech Engineering28
Energy / Power Generation24
Transport / Transportation / Shipping20
Electronics / Elect Eng12
IT (Information Technology)12
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Keywords: computers, hardware, software, electronics, mechanical engineering, process engineering, power generation, power plants, hydraulics, pneumatics, law, automotive, construction, telecommunications, interpreting, quality assurance, quality management, legal, patents, audio/video equipment, photography

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Feb 8, 2017

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