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Last update: 3 June 2020 Some recent relevant fields and experience include CAD software documentation, additive manufacturing, PCB fabrication and processing, connector technology, respiratory protection, product development, rail vehicles, injection moulding, rapid prototyping.
Degree in German and linguistics (1982-86) since when I have worked twelve years purely as a freelance translator and also part-time on selected projects.
HND in mechanical engineering (1991-94). Made a conscious switch in direction and have now worked two decades in manufacturing and other industries, while maintaining my skills and keeping professionally up to date as a translator.
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Rates are subject to usual common negotiations on basis of deadline, format and delivery of source and target text. I'm highly approachable; don't be afraid to reciprocate.
Brief career historyToday Senior Design Engineer, Smiths Connectors (electronics industry: aerospace, military, automotive, medical, IT) 2004-2007 Freelance translator CLICK HERE to see a recent public-domain translation 2005 Engineering Project Manager, Porterbrook Leasing (rail industry) 2003-2004 Production engineer, Alstom Transport (rail industry) 2002-2003 Freelance year 1998-2002 Process engineer 3M UK plc (safety equipment manufacturer) 1998 Project engineer, Hasbro Europe 1997-98 Freelance year 1994-97 Project engineer, Centurion-Martindale (manufacturer of respiratory protective equipment) 1993-94 One year stint as freelance. Work included translation of letters of Frederick Delius to Universal Edition (1913-1924) for Delius Trust, London 1990-93 Returned to university to study engineering 1989-91Guardian Europe: main translation contributor for German-English texts appearing in a weekly supplement to the UK daily newspaper 1989 Book translation – Riedner/Mercedes-Benz W196 1989 Book translation – Kaelble/Social History of Western Europe1988 Translator/researcher for Thames TV feature, Waldheim: A Commission of Inquiry (aired 5 June 1988)
1988 Book translation – Etzold/Beetle1987 Saspo Ltd, London (tour operator): localised a database of South American tour services