Member since Aug '02

Working languages:
German to English
French to English

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April 2021

Sebastian Witte
English to German
Contracts = Law: Contract
Astrid Elke Witte
Precision at your fingertips

Bremen, Bremen, Germany
Local time: 01:57 CEST (GMT+2)

Native in: English (Variants: British, Scottish) Native in English
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Terminological precision and smooth style made accessible./Chartered Linguist ./New sizeable SDL MultiTerm termbases created in 2019./The only CV accessible here that does not contain a watermark is the French one.
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Project management
Specializes in:
Law: Patents, Trademarks, CopyrightPatents
Law: Contract(s)Real Estate
AccountingLaw (general)
Business/Commerce (general)

Preferred currency EUR
Project History 12 projects entered    12 positive feedback from outsourcers

Payment methods accepted Wire transfer, Skrill, Skrill, TransferWise, XOOM
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 3
Glossaries DE-EN Agricultural and Horticultural Terminology, DE-EN Austrian Legal Terminology, DE-EN Automobile Terminology, DE-EN Banking Terminology, DE-EN Beauty Treatment Terminology, DE-EN Building and Construction Terminology, DE-EN Business Terminology, DE-EN Canine Glossary, DE-EN Chemistry Terminology, DE-EN Competition Law Terminology

Translation education Other - Institute of Linguists, UK (Dip. Trans. IOL)
Experience Years of experience: 24. Registered at Apr 2001. Became a member: Aug 2002. Certified PRO certificate(s)
Credentials German to English (Chartered Institute of Linguists, verified)
French to English (L120 Ouverture)
Memberships Bundesverband der Dolmetscher und Übersetzer (BDÜ), CIOL
Software Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, SDL Trados Studio 2021, SDL TRADOS
Events and training
Professional practices Astrid Elke Witte endorses's Professional Guidelines.
Professional objectives
  • Meet new end/direct clients
  • Meet new translation company clients
  • Network with other language professionals
  • Find trusted individuals to outsource work to
  • Stay up to date on what is happening in the language industry
  • Get help with terminology and resources
  • Improve my productivity

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Specialist translator in the field of
Intellectual Property

Over 90 patents translated to date, in a variety of IPC classes.

Also experienced in translating terms and conditions of business, contracts and agreements, audit reports, management reports and annual financial statements, as well as company law and financial market documentation. In addition, my husband and I have a great deal of experience in translating notarised property purchase agreements. We also do leases.

Native speaker of British English

US spelling and date form, 
as well as some US terminology, can be implemented upon request.

EN-DE enquiries in the above categories, addressed to our company, A. & S. Witte Partnerschaft (ASWITTE PartG), are also welcome, since my partner, Sebastian Witte (see link to his profile
on the left-hand side of the screen, which includes a regularly updated availability calendar for our company) is a native speaker of German and we work together, in the same fields, applying the four-eye principle.

Areas of experience include:

  • Court decisions regarding trademarks, patents, domain names and e-commerce
  • Actions regarding trademarks, patents, domain names and e-commerce
  • Trademark registration certificates
  • Trademark renewal certificates
  • Lists of goods and/or services for trademark applications
  • Domain name matters, in particular domain name infringement and complaints filed with WIPO
  • Prior rights and use agreements
  • Cease and desist undertakings
  • Notifications from the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA)
  • Notifications from the Community Trademark Office (OHIM)
  • Affidavits
  • Powers of attorney
  • Contracts, including Swiss and Austrian agreements
  • Terms and conditions of business
  • Financial statements including income statements under IFRSs or German GAAP (HGB)
  • Company start-up/takeover documents
  • Notarised property purchase agreements
  • Leases

Our accounting translation services in particular might be of relevance to you as we are familiar with the following accounting regulations: IFRSs, GASs (DRS), German GAAP (HGB), Swiss GAAP FER, Austrian GAAP (UGB), US-GAAP. However, we ask you to understand that we need to be permitted to process your order in a practical manner, and do not have the resources to handle sheets of figures that have been scaled down to a much smaller size prior to scanning.Background and experienceI was employed for over six years by a large Munich-based firm of patent and trademark attorneys in Europe, in a bilingual German/English environment. It was there that I gained my experience in translating patent and trademark litigation, and thus became a specialist in this field of translation.

I graduated Bachelor of Divinity from Aberdeen University, Scotland, for which I focused on Biblical languages (New Testament Greek, Old Testament Hebrew, and Aramaic).I also studied French and German at university, as well as English language and literature and advanced linguistics.After graduating I attended Aberdeen College, where I passed bilingual secretary exams and London Chamber of Commerce exams, including the subjects of translation, summarizing a text, interpreting, composing business letters and oral examinations, in French and German. I passed German with Distinction in Translation and Summary.Through translating for Swiss agencies, I have also covered various aspects of the Swiss banking industry.

Besides Swiss High German, I am familiar with Austrian High German as well, again through translating.I am an experienced CAT tool user, and currently work with SDL TRADOS Studio 2019 in combination with extensive Multiterm termbases, created from our joint experience, for all projects. I am particularly interested in terminology management, as well as defining new terminology (e.g. in the case of inventions).I hold the Diploma in Translation of the Chartered Institute of Linguists, UK, in German to English, having opted for the specialist fields of Business (which I passed with merit) and Law.I can easily be contacted by e-mail during regular business hours.

Under the umbrella of our company A. & S. Witte Partnerschaft, established in the Spring of 2011, Sebastian and I handle specialized texts in the above fields in either direction, provide a joint service of translation and proofreading, should it be required for compliance with European quality assurance standards, and issue certified translations.A note on deadlines quoted by us: The deadlines quoted by us realistically reflect the time required in order to complete your project. They are not random, but carefully calculated and scheduled. Should you agree to the deadline offered by us, please respect the fact that the time quoted is actually needed for your project. As we are both experienced, we are also reasonably fast by normal standards. However, it is not speed that is the primary attribute in the world of translation, since it is not a simple task, but a complex task, involving a large number of different aspects, most of them academic. The production of an appropriate translation is the goal. With this in mind, please understand that the deadline offered by us already is our best offer, and there is really no way for us to beat it. Thank you for your understanding.As regards the format, we can process regular - scanned - pdf files, but we unfortunately do not accept mobile phone pictures. Any formatting of files that we do is also not included in the word or line price, but is charged for extra. The reason for this is that it is very time-consuming, often taking many hours. The only files for which we do not charge extra are original Word files and fully - manually - formatted Word files. All OCR results are subject to our surcharge for .pdf files.Please follow this link  to view my SDL certifications. 

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: 711
PRO-level pts: 651

Top languages (PRO)
German to English578
English to German43
French to English14
English to Spanish4
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Law: Contract(s)106
Law (general)98
Law: Patents, Trademarks, Copyright62
Finance (general)39
Real Estate31
Business/Commerce (general)20
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This user has reported completing projects in the following job categories, language pairs, and fields.

Project History Summary
Total projects12
With client feedback12
100% positive (12 entries)

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Language pairs
German to English12
Specialty fields
Law: Contract(s)6
Law: Patents, Trademarks, Copyright3
Business/Commerce (general)1
Law: Taxation & Customs1
Other fields
Keywords: intellectual property, Abmahnung, Bescheid, Beschluss, einstweilige Verfügung, Entscheidung, Gemeinschaftsmarke, Klage, Marke, Markenanmeldung, Markenregistrierung, Nichtigkeitsklage, Ordnungsmittelantrag, Unterlassungs- und Verpflichtungserklärung, Vollmacht, Waren- und Dienstleistungsverzeichnis, Judgment, decision, action, affidavit, warning letter, preliminary injunction, community trademark, German trademark, international registration, power of attorney, articles of association, trademark registration, cease and desist undertaking, invalidity suit, list of goods and services, trademark application, patent, trademark, nullity action, telecommunications, ADSL, Führungszeugnis, Zeugnisse, certificates, diplomas, SDL Trados Studio, SDL Trados Studio 2019, SDL MultiTerm, SDL MultiTerm 2019

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