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German to English
English to German

Friderike Butler
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VA, United States
Local time: 15:45 EDT (GMT-4)

Native in: German 
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, MT post-editing, Training
Specializes in:
Mechanics / Mech EngineeringReal Estate
Law: Contract(s)Management
Business/Commerce (general)Human Resources
IT (Information Technology)Computers: Software
Telecom(munications)Tourism & Travel

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 604, Questions answered: 338, Questions asked: 137
Payment methods accepted Check, Money order
Currencies accepted Canadian dollars (cad), Euro (eur), U. S. dollars (usd)
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 2
Glossaries Ike
Standards / Certification(s) SDL Certified
Translation education Other - USDA and NoVa
Experience Years of experience: 24. Registered at ProZ.com: Oct 2004.
ProZ.com Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials German to English (American Translators Association, verified)
Memberships ATA
Software Across, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, ABBYY, Excell, MS Publisher, Pagemaker, ScanSoft, Word, Pagemaker, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, SDLX
Website http://www.butlertranslations.com
CV/Resume CV available upon request
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Professional practices Butler Translations LLC endorses ProZ.com's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
Corporate documents, software user manuals, employee handbooks, ISO 9000/ 9001 documentation and audits, technical papers, contracts, patent applications and patent documentation, due diligence reports.

In depth experience in information technology, especially software.

Specialization in real estate appraisals and construction documentation, mechanical engineering and technical manuals.

Established a team of 5 excellent professional translators to be able to service large assignments and to provide native speaker proofreading services for German as well as English.

Lived and worked in Wiesbaden, Germany for 24 years and now at home in Washington, DC since 1991. Frequent trips and strong ties to Germany ensure full immersion in both cultures.

Freelance Translator and Interpreter since 1997

Co-Owner/ CFO of software development firm for 9 years
Accounting, contract management, HR, marketing support for small IT business.

General Manager in American Sales Office for German Cruise Line for 4 years
Managed reservations department. Liaison and reporting to German headquarters. Conducted sales presentations and represented the company on national and international travel conventions. Handled all customer service related correspondence. Initiated and oversaw technical upgrades of reservation database. Conducted all general business affairs.

Office Manager for U.S. Cruise Charter Company for 4 years
Handled all sales and reservation aspects of 7-day/ 14-day cruises for a full-ship charter program from Alexandria, VA
Implemented and oversaw all aspects of $1.8 million cruise charter program.

Corporate Travel Agent in Wiesbaden, Germany for 3 years
Main focus on meeting and convention planning as well as preparing and executing group tours and customized excursions.

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: 678
PRO-level pts: 604

Top languages (PRO)
German to English442
English to German162
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Construction / Civil Engineering47
Business/Commerce (general)39
Marketing / Market Research39
Law: Contract(s)28
Law (general)27
Computers: Software26
Textiles / Clothing / Fashion26
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Keywords: IT, software applications, localization, telecom, communication, user manuals, software documentation, corporate handbooks, operating manuals, corporate law, patent applications, due diligence, construction, mechanical engineering, travel, tourism, cruise, cruise line, ship, sailing yacht, contracts, real estate, railway, wills, surveys, sales agreements, employment agreements, press releases, Handbuch, Bedienungsanleitungen, Pressemitteilungen, real estate law, Immobilienrecht, Immobilienvertrag, Kaufvertrag, Kreuzfahrt, Schifffahrt, Tourismus, Hotel.

Profile last updated
Aug 23, 2015

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