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German to English (Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz)
Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Frontpage, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Pagemaker, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS
CV available upon request
Hi. I'm new to this site, but I've been doing profressional translating for about two years now. Currently, I'm working at a German university, doing genetics research, and translating and proofreading for scientific publications.
I am a native speaker of English with an almost native level of German. I lived in the US for 24 years, and have a Bachelors of Science in Biology from the University of Minnesota. I moved to Germany in 2006, and now live in Freiburg Germany.
I usually have 3-4 hours per day where I can be doing translations. If the project is urgent, it is also possible to shift my work schedual to do translations for 2-3 days straight.
I prefer NOT to use software such as TRADOS because it is FULL of mistranslations and errors,
as demonstrated by their own website - "do you want to make less mistakes?"
Mistakes has a numerable quantity... so you can't use 'less' to describe it. In this case, they should have said, "do you want to make FEWER mistakes?" -- which is exactly why I don't use their software.