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

Tim Jenkins
15 years' IT & commercial experience

United Kingdom
Local time: 18:31 GMT (GMT+0)

Native in: English Native in English
User message
live from sunny Newcastle!
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Software localization
Specializes in:
Business/Commerce (general)Computers (general)
Computers: HardwareComputers: Software
Engineering (general)Engineering: Industrial
Internet, e-CommerceIT (Information Technology)
ManufacturingMechanics / Mech Engineering

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 482, Questions answered: 209
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Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 1
Glossaries timjenkins
Translation education Bachelor's degree - Northumbria
Experience Years of experience: 23. Registered at Feb 2007. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials German to English (University of Northumbria)
Spanish to English (University of Northumbria)
Spanish to English (Universidad de Málaga)
Memberships N/A
Software Across, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Frontpage, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Pagemaker, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, STAR Transit, Wordfast
CV/Resume English (DOC)
I am a bilingual professional freelance translator, who takes pride in producing high quality, authentic translations into English of German and Spanish texts.

Having gained a degree in Mechanical Engineering, I worked in the IT field for 15 years, specializing in the design, production, implementation and localization of mainframe-based production control, business and finance software. 10 of those 15 years were spent in German speaking countries - 3 in Germany (Düsseldorf), 1 in Switzerland (Zürich), and 6 in Austria (Vorarlberg).

On my return to UK, and after 3 years well-paid but tedious computer contracting, I approached a few translation companies for work, based on several years of on-the-job and ad hoc experience. Fluent German and a wealth of relevant experience, I discovered, were of little value if not supported by an academic linguistic qualification. So I sat a German A-level and applied to university.

4 years later, including 1 year studying Translation & Interpreting at the University of Málaga, I was awarded with a BA (Hons) in German & Spanish from Northumbria University - 1st class with distinction in spoken German and prizes for outstanding performance (i.e. best student) in both German and Spanish. Throughout my degree course I consistently achieved top marks in translation assignments, with the head of Modern Languages stating on my graduation: “I think you are a gifted translator with a great future in the profession”. I am now in the process of fulfilling her expectations.

Since graduation I have specialized in the translation and proofreading of DE->EN & ES->EN texts in the following subject areas: SAP, business, engineering, IT, legal, financial, travel, marketing, publishing and education. I also spent 2 months in Cologne as a senior translator (DE->EN) on an SAP localization project.

Clients include: Aldi, Alstom, Cegasa, Eternit, Fill, G Data, Henkel, Iberdrola, Johnson Controls, Kiska, Lekkerland, Medion, Rexroth, SebaKMT, Viessmann, Volkswagen, Woerle.
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Total pts earned: 494
PRO-level pts: 482

Top languages (PRO)
German to English388
Spanish to English68
English to German22
English to Spanish4
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Top specific fields (PRO)
Law: Contract(s)36
Engineering (general)33
Business/Commerce (general)28
Computers: Software24
Construction / Civil Engineering20
Mechanics / Mech Engineering20
Transport / Transportation / Shipping20
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Keywords: German-English, engineering, industry, engines, production, production planning, stock control, distribution, logistics, transport, finance, product design, purchasing, sales, marketing, market research, avertising, brochures, manuals, specifications, technical, documentation, HR, cost establishment, cost monitoring, IT, computing, SAP, database design, Deutsch-Englisch, Maschinenbau, Computer, Auto, Motoren, Fertigung, Produktion, Logistik, Lagerverwaltung, Einkauf, Verkauf, Personalwesen, Broschuren, Handbücher, Spezifikationen, Kostenverwaltung,

Profile last updated
Apr 10, 2019

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