Working languages:
German to English

Kim Metzger
Committed to Quality and Service

Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico
Local time: 12:33 CST (GMT-6)

Native in: English (Variant: US) Native in English
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This person is a top KudoZ point holder in German to English, German, English to German
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified site user
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Specializes in:
Business/Commerce (general)Law: Contract(s)
Construction / Civil EngineeringEducation / Pedagogy
Human ResourcesFurniture / Household Appliances
Forestry / Wood / TimberEnvironment & Ecology
Poetry & Literature

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 28204, Questions answered: 13223, Questions asked: 1180
Project History 4 projects entered    3 positive feedback from outsourcers

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Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 4
Glossaries Agriculture, Austrian, Bread making, Business, Contracts, Cooking, Education, General, Geology, Home Improvement

Translation education Master's degree - English, California State University, San Jose
Experience Years of experience: 21. Registered at Aug 2000. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials German to English (American Translators Association, verified)
Memberships ATA, International Association of Professional Translators and Interp
Software Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Word, Adobe Reader 6.0, DicoMaker 3.0, Lexmark fax, Microsoft Excel, MS Office XP, PowerPoint Viewer, Powerpoint
CV/Resume English (DOC)
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ATA-certified translator and cabinetmaker German to English contracts, legal documents, logistics, quality management, websites, the environment, press releases, business, tourism, training/education, human resources, construction, woodworking, architecture and literature. Some clients/projects: Marine Spatial Plan for the German Exclusive Economic Zone in the North and Baltic Seas, Fördermittel Journal, University of Zurich, T-Mobile, Siemens, Swisscontact (Foundation for Technical Cooperation), Kaltenberg Brauerei, Aachener Gesellschaft für Innovation und Technologietransfer, Das Amt für Wirtschafts- und Beschäftigungsförderung der Stadt Köln.
Customer comment: Lieber Herr Metzger, ich kann mich nur herzlich bedanken und fühle mich "ausgezeichnet übersetzt". Vor allem bin ich mehr als überrascht, dass Sie diesen Text in dieser Qualität in so kurzer Zeit geschafft haben. - Institut für Zukunftsstudien und Technologiebewertung, Berlin.

Stories published online. See the bio of the Austrian poet and writer Martin Auer.

Reader comment: Dear Kim,
I am hugely grateful for your translation of - and introduction to - Martin Auer's superb Star Snake story, which I am recommending highly to teachers and students of Aztec civilisation on our educational website on the Aztecs (based in the UK). As I say in my review, I think this is a real gem, in so many ways. Thank you for your excellent work.
I'm co-Director of Mexicolore, an independent artefact-based teaching team on Mexico and the Aztecs with 25 years of experience working in over 1,300 schools and museums in England.
With best wishes, Ian Mursell, London.
Click here to visit Mexicolore Aus Deutsch wird Englisch Native English speaker with MA in English Literature and Language (Diplom-Anglist), BA English/German Literature (University of California, Santa Cruz) and Graduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. I was born in Alaska (my German ancestor got off the boat in New Orleans in 1848) and attended primary and secondary school in Alaska, Colorado, London, Aachen/Germany (four years) and California. Work experience: Mexican and U.S. university English instructor (EFL, English composition) and five years as a German Gymnasium (academic secondary school) English (EFL) teacher. In 1997, I retired from a US civil service career as a teacher and education specialist with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the US Army. In Alabama, I worked for the Army Corps of Engineers as a course developer and program manager for environmental training programs for the US Army. As a Ft Sill Artillery School instructor trainer I taught methods of instruction to Army officers and NCOs (Oklahoma). As Chief of the Contract Training Division for the US Army in Europe, I served for 7 years as contracting officer's representative and training administrator of programs for soldiers throughout Europe. My work as COR included quality control, writing requests for contract proposals and administering training contracts. I lived and worked in Germany for twenty years and visit Germany and the US once a year.

My second passion is fine woodworking. When not translating, I teach woodworking, woodturning, German, build furniture and repair musical instruments. EIN DEUTSCHES BANKKONTO IST AUCH VORHANDEN

Telephone - +52 376 766-1341
Fax - 1 206 350-3078
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: 31259
PRO-level pts: 28204

Top languages (PRO)
German to English22088
English to German2658
Spanish to English259
Italian to English144
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Top general fields (PRO)
Social Sciences2192
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Construction / Civil Engineering1880
Law (general)1533
Law: Contract(s)1487
Education / Pedagogy1055
Mechanics / Mech Engineering1038
Business/Commerce (general)973
Automotive / Cars & Trucks655
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This user has reported completing projects in the following job categories, language pairs, and fields.

Project History Summary
Total projects4
With client feedback3
100% positive (3 entries)

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Language pairs
German to English4
Specialty fields
Law: Contract(s)1
Education / Pedagogy1
Materials (Plastics, Ceramics, etc.)1
Other fields
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters1
Keywords: business/commerce, management, human resources, contracts, logistics, education, training, environment, history, literature, news releases, government, law, quality control, woodworking

Profile last updated
Jan 25

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