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Working languages:
German to English


Local time: 10:43 CET (GMT+1)

Native in: English Native in English
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading
Specializes in:
Astronomy & SpaceHistory
IT (Information Technology)

KudoZ activity (PRO) Questions asked: 1
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 5
Experience Years of translation experience: 16. Registered at Feb 2009. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
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Software Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint
CV/Resume English (DOC)
About me
I am an English national, fluent in German, living in Germany, who has had two career paths.
First and foremost I have worked in IT as a freelance programmer/systems analyst, but in the last decade have become increasingly involved in translating work (please see my cv).
This was due partly to a lack of opportunities for full-time IT work, and partly to the need (for family reasons) to work at home.
Since the beginning of this year I have been concentrating on working from home full-time and am looking for more translating work.

I specialise in translating in marketing, political, scientific, historical/artistic fields.
My home software is Microsoft Vista with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint).
My working languages are English and German.

Curriculum Vitae

Name: Christopher Adam Szwaja
Date / Place of Birth: 13.07.1952 in Ramsgate, England
Nationality: English
Family Status: married

Education: 1957-64 Primary School, Ramsgate
1964-70 Secondary (Grammar) School, Ramsgate
1970-73 Oxford University – M.A. Honours degree in Physics

Career in Berlin: (in descending chronological sequence)

2003 - present time : split between :-
1) freelance IT system analysis/programming for host / pc systems
for insurance firm SIGNAL-IDUNA Bauspar AG (Hamburg)
in mortgaging department (up to end of 2008 only)
2) freelance translating (commercial/marketing, political, scientific, medical
fields) for Berlin Translation/Interpretation Agency (Gemeinde DollmetcherDienst, Berlin)
3) freelance translating (questionnaires on health issues)
for Robert Koch Institute, Berlin
1998 - 2002 freelance system analysis/programming for IT software firm RAMER GmbH, Berlin
for insurance firm in mortgaging, life insurance and commission departments
1995 - 1997 freelance translating for :-
1) Federal Institute for Material Testing (Bundesanstalt für Materialprüfung, Berlin)
(scientific papers on non-destructive procedures for testing materials)
2) Art department, Free University, Berlin
(texts on paintings lent out to exhibitions)
1978 - 1994 freelance programming for IT software firm (RGD Unternehmensberatung, Berlin)
development of systems in metal trading, footware and elevator/escalator
1976 - 1977 freelance translating (commercial and scientific fields)
1974 - 1975 IT system programming for hardware/software firm WAGNER COMPUTER GmbH, Berlin
Keywords: english, science, history, politics, marketing

Profile last updated
Oct 18, 2009

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