Member since Aug '06

Working languages:
English to German
French to German
German to English

Ulrike MacKay
Marketing and "green" specialist

Wilhelmsthal, Bayern, Germany
Local time: 16:45 CET (GMT+1)

Native in: German Native in German
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What Ulrike MacKay is working on
Aug 15, 2017:  Just taking a coffee break from a 100,000+ words proofreading project on the printed version of the PRADO Museum Guide ...more, + 2 other entries »
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About me
Being a native German speaker, I completed my studies as a foreign language correspondent for German, English and French (“Staatlich geprüfte Fremdsprachenkorrespondentin in Englisch, mit Zweitsprache Französisch”) in 1990.

In 2006, my love for foreign languages and passion for finding "the right" phrase drove me to start full time as a freelance translator, interpreter and tutor for English.

I have since been working successfully in mainly (but not only) the following fields:

Translating/ Proofreading

> Environmental
(NGO campaign content, governmental website/ printed content)
>> ENG>GER translator for .
> Marketing/ Promotional/ Surveys/ Websites
> TV documentaries
(history, zoology & botany, technical)
> Trade Union / EU matters (restructuring/digitalisation, information & consultation, organisational, minutes etc.)
> Enology (website, marketing and scientific content)
> Tourism (travel magazines, sightseeing info)
> Fashion (website content, advertisement, store info)
> Technical (manuals, catalogues)
> Logistics (surveys, contracts, customer mailings)
> Medical/ Health Care (patient info, product descriptions, surveys)
> Literature & Poetry/ Lyrics
(currently working on volume 1 of a multi-volume novel – genre: fantasy/magical/medieval)


> Interviewing of eye/ time witnesses of WWII
> Discussions with authorities regarding permits for archeological/ forensic excavations

From 1991 - 2006, I made a carreer in responsible positions with various international companies, gaining a deep insight and more than 15 years’ experience in the fields of

> Import / Export
> Logistics & Customs
> Office Equipment
> Micrographics
> Automobile Industry
> and the Medical / Biological / Zoological Sector

along with the related terminology.

I further enjoy a sound family background in botany and have a strong personal interest in environmental & animal welfare issues, NGOs, medieval life & art/crafts, Scottish and Irish Celtic history.

In German we say "Man lernt nie aus!" ("There's always more to learn!") - a true word. Therefore, I'm always open to learning about subjects/ terminology new to me and can guarantee thorough research for any project I'm entrusted with.
This user has earned KudoZ points by helping other translators with PRO-level terms. Click point total(s) to see term translations provided.

Total pts earned: 1352
PRO-level pts: 1286

Top languages (PRO)
English to German1173
French to German101
Dutch to German8
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Top specific fields (PRO)
Business/Commerce (general)80
Marketing / Market Research79
Law: Contract(s)71
Finance (general)50
Law (general)46
Environment & Ecology40
Pts in 73 more flds >

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This user has reported completing projects in the following job categories, language pairs, and fields.

Project History Summary
Total projects5
With client feedback5
100% positive (5 entries)

Job type
Language pairs
English to German5
Specialty fields
Marketing / Market Research4
Advertising / Public Relations1
Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting1
Energy / Power Generation1
Other fields
Human Resources3
Electronics / Elect Eng1
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