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Member since Oct '13

Working languages:
German to English

Helen Collette
Helen Centner

Tucson, Arizona, United States
Local time: 04:32 MST (GMT-7)

Native in: English (Variant: US) Native in English
Account type Freelancer, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Voiceover (dubbing), Subtitling, MT post-editing
Expertise
Specializes in:
Education / PedagogyFinance (general)
General / Conversation / Greetings / LettersHuman Resources
International Org/Dev/CoopPoetry & Literature
Medical (general)Music
Tourism & Travel

Rates
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 59, Questions answered: 59, Questions asked: 19
Translation education Bachelor's degree - IHK Wiesbaden (CCI)
Experience Years of translation experience: 6. Registered at ProZ.com: Feb 2013. Became a member: Oct 2013.
ProZ.com Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials German to English (German Chamber of Trade and Industry, verified)
Memberships ELTAF, IATEFL, BDÜ
Software Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Soda, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, Wordfast
CV/Resume German (PDF)
Training sessions attended Attended 7 training sessions

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About me
I am a native American and have lived in Germany since 1983. While growing up in the United States I lived on Naval Bases (where I gained an affinity for Aviation) and later close to Aerospace Projects such as White Sands Missle Testing Facilities.

I started college in New Mexico and then went on to get a Bachelor Degree at the University of Maryland in College Park in Music and a Masters at San Jose State University in Music Performance. After living in San Francisco and Rom, I moved to Germany to pursue a career (successfully, I might add) as an opera and concert singer. After 2000, I changed over to artistic planing and administration which I did for about 12 years. I have been translating and teaching (Business English and English for specific purposes) since 2010.

I love translating and the challenges it brings with it - staying true to the source while finding the correct correlation in a different language - keeping cultural differences as well the "tone" behind the text in mind. Translation allows me to continue learning - each text brings new insights and a learning adventure with it. Learning was an important part of my upbringing. Knowledge is choice, freedom to develope. At least this was how we were raised - learn as much as you can about as much as you can. If I don't know something, I will find it and learn about it!

My specialties are Education / Pedagogy, Finance (general), History, Human Resources,
Poetry & Literature, Music, Tourism & Travel, Conversation, Greetings, Letters (also with sensitve content), etc.

My interests include Medicine, Pharmacology, Technology, Machines, Law, Psychology, Theology, History, Sports, Cooking and enjoying food.
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: 63
PRO-level pts: 59


Top general fields (PRO)
Bus/Financial17
Tech/Engineering12
Law/Patents10
Medical8
Other8
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Top specific fields (PRO)
Law: Contract(s)9
Medical (general)8
Music8
Biology (-tech,-chem,micro-)4
Cooking / Culinary4
Education / Pedagogy4
Energy / Power Generation4
Pts in 5 more flds >

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Keywords: German, English, business, music, Opera, theater, literature, librettos, correpondance, documents




Profile last updated
Jul 19



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