Member since Dec '07

Working languages:
German to English

Alison Kirkland
Specialist art factual prose translator

Ashford, England
Local time: 06:12 GMT (GMT+0)

Native in: English Native in English
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading
Specializes in:
Art, Arts & Crafts, PaintingArchitecture
Construction / Civil Engineering

German to English - Rates: 0.08 - 0.10 EUR per word / 23 - 27 EUR per hour
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 12, Questions answered: 22, Questions asked: 38
Project History 6 projects entered    1 positive feedback from outsourcers

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Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 7
Experience Years of translation experience: 11. Registered at Nov 2007. Became a member: Dec 2007. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials German to English (University of Kent at Canterbury)
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Software Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint
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Training sessions attended Self-discipline for Freelancers [download]
Basic Ergonomics for the Home Office [download]
Eat well, translate better [download]
Yoga for translators: increase your concentration and fight the sitting disease [download]
Professional practices Alison Kirkland endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
About me
I graduated from the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK, in March 2007, with a BA/Hons (First) in German with English and American Literature. During my 4 year course of study I spent a year in Jena, Germany, studying at the Friedrich Schiller Universitaet, Jena. Since graduating I have handled several commissions as a freelance German-English translator, including course descriptions for Bachelor qualifications offered by the Hochschule fuer Bildende Kuenste, Hamburg and work related to the Daimler-Chrysler Art Collection and to the Kassell documenta exhibition. I have also handled work for publishers, including Birkhaeuser and Seemann Henschel. The Birkhaeuser work dealt with highly technical details of construction - materials, methods construction types - etc, while other book and museum-related work was about abstract philosophy and critical theory, 20th century history and historical artefacts. I have also translated a children's book by Rosemarie Breuer!

I work from home, and am generally reachable 7 days a week.
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: 12
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German to English12
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Mechanics / Mech Engineering4
Metallurgy / Casting4

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

Project History Summary
Total projects6
With client feedback1
100% positive (1 entry)

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Language pairs
German to English1
Specialty fields
Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting4
Construction / Civil Engineering1
Other fields
Environment & Ecology1
Advertising / Public Relations1
Keywords: university architecture art construction museum books biology Kunst Ausbildung Baukunst Biologie

Profile last updated
May 30, 2016

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