Working languages:
German to English
French to English

Roger Rayner
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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
Local time: 04:29 BST (GMT+1)

Native in: English (Variant: UK) Native in English
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German to English - Standard rate: 0.11 GBP per word / 30 GBP per hour
French to English - Standard rate: 0.11 GBP per word / 30 GBP per hour
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Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 5
Experience Years of experience: 4. Registered at Nov 2006. Became a member: Sep 2015. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials German to English (Cambridge University (Lang. Degrees))
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Software Adobe Acrobat, CafeTran Espresso, memoQ, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, OmegaT, Bench, Final Cut Pro, Sibelius, Plunet BusinessManager, Powerpoint, Wordfast
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My love of languages is bound up with my music. I am a pianist and organist, and as a student had an ancient but brilliant piano professor, and my other teacher, Gillian Weir, was at the forefront of the then new “authentic” style – as we now call “historically aware” playing.

I was an Exhibitioner at Trinity College, Cambridge, and won a prize at the Royal Academy of Music. I have lectured for the University of East Anglia, the Workers' Educational Association, the Cambridge Board of Continuing Education and a leading company for educational holidays. In the course of directing tours to major festivals in cities such as Vienna, Eisenstadt, Leipzig and Dresden, I arranged private visits to demonstrate instruments played by Bach, Haydn, Liszt (see photos below) and Brahms. Performances of Haydn quartets solely for my party took place in successive years in the Esterhàzy Palace in Fertöd, Hungary. My tasks included city guiding, such as revealing Vienna as it was in Haydn’s day, playing his music on his instruments, talking in detail about great churches such as Vierzehnheiligen, and explaining how to ask for horseradish in Austria – where the word is different from the German.MVI_5859MVI_5804

As a pianist, So as to be of best assistance to you the client/customer, I am fully committed to developing my skills through continuing professional development. This includes not only attending many webinars for translators, and attending meetings and conferences, but also travel to exhibitions, such as the Dürer Drawings, Architectural Drawings, and Caravaggio/Bernini (all in Vienna), the “Charles I” and the “Da Vinci: A Life in Drawing,” exhibitions in London. It gives me a lot of pleasure to self-study to keep up to date with the latest research into these and similar subjects, and currently I seem to have been reading a large number of books on the Renaissance. Needless to say, I continue to play many organs abroad, such as the oldest (1642) organ in Vienna last year, aiming to study music on the instruments for which it was originally written.

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Oct 16, 2020

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