Member since Jun '06

Working languages:
English to Danish
Danish to English
German to Danish
German to English

Jens Kaestel
Accurate & well researched translations

Local time: 04:01 AEDT (GMT+11)

Native in: Danish Native in Danish, English Native in English
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation
Specializes in:
Electronics / Elect EngEngineering (general)
Furniture / Household AppliancesPhotography/Imaging (& Graphic Arts)
Media / MultimediaMechanics / Mech Engineering
Computers (general)IT (Information Technology)

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 854, Questions answered: 379, Questions asked: 15
Payment methods accepted PayPal, Wire transfer
Experience Years of translation experience: 14. Registered at Jun 2006. Became a member: Jun 2006. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials N/A
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, MemoQ 2015, Nitro PDF Pro editor, OmniPage 18, SDL Studio 2015, Windows 10, Powerpoint
Professional practices Jens Kaestel endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
Language Skills
Danish: mother tongue
English: mother tongue equivalent
German: excellent understanding
Swedish: good understanding
Norwegian: good understanding

Tech / Engineering, Mechatronics, Electronics / Electrical, Mech. engineering, Audio-Visual, Hi-Fi, Photo, IT, Business, Management, QA, Whitegoods, Browngoods, Spare Parts


I was born and educated in Denmark. Day-to-day and during my education, I received significant exposure to both English and German and was awarded high marks for both at High School exams. Formally trained as an Electronics Technician, I spent 10 years working in that capacity in Denmark. In 1985 I migrated to Australia and have spent around 25 years working with Bang & Olufsen, Panasonic, Olympus and Roadshow Entertainment in a variety of technical and management roles, including:

• Customer Service management, electronics, photo and DVD distribution
• Call Centre / Contact Centre management, electronics and DVD distribution
• Operations management, electronics FMCG
• Technical management, electronics & photo
• Technical Officer, electronics (providing tech support, training & documentation)
• Warehouse / Distribution / Logistics management, electronics FMCG
• Spare Parts management, electronics & photo
• Staff management
• Quality Assurance management

I have worked with translation since 2005 and have found that my skill set is very well suited for translation work due to:
• my technical background
• my language skills
• my 10 year Danish work experience
• my 25+ years versatile Australian work experience
• my accuracy and attention to detail

Key Subject Areas
Operating manuals, data sheets, technical specifications, technical documentation, mech. engineering, elec. engineering, commissioning documentation, brochures, catalogues

Subjects translated include
Technical documentation / instruction manuals for software, control systems, industrial processing, cranes, automotive calibration, solar panels, air conditioning, sorting and counting machines, conveyor systems, pumps, blowers, tools, industrial cooking appliances, mowers, snow throwers, DIY- kits, audio-visual equipment, printers.
Operation instructions, data sheets, volume & heat flow sheets and other technical documentation for Uhde nitric acid plant, including turbine set, LaMont-boiler, heat exchangers, pumps, valves, filters etc.

InDesign supported
Capacity to translate and edit layout of InDesign files, and create pdf.

Adobe Acrobat, MemoQ 2015, Microsoft Office 365, OmniPage 18, Nitro PDF Pro editor, SDL Studio 2015, Windows 10, PowerPoint, InDesign

Intel Core i7, broadband, scanner, printer

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Payment methods
PayPal, Direct deposit to Australian bank account

Standard Terms & Conditions
Smaller projects invoiced upon completion
Larger projects broken into phases and each phase invoiced upon completion
Payment 30 days from invoice

Contact Details
Jens Kaestel
Unit 320 / 72 Glendower Street, Gilead, NSW 2560, Australia
Cell Phone: +61 434 932 011, Skype: jenskaestel
Keywords: Operating manuals, instruction books, operation instructions, data sheets, technical specifications, technical documentation, mech. engineering, elec. engineering, commissioning documentation, brochures, catalogues, Tech / Engineering, Audio-Visual, Photo, IT, hardware, software, printers, PC, consumer electronics, television, digital SLR camera, Business, Management, QA, Quality Assurance, Whitegoods, Browngoods, Spare Parts, InDesign

Profile last updated
Jan 17

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