Working languages:
German to English

Spencer Nelson
Tech, Food, and Literature Translation

Local time: 19:13 MST (GMT-7)

Native in: English (Variants: Canadian, US) Native in English
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3 Years as a Professional Translator, 10 Years' German Language Experience
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified site user
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Services Translation, Website localization, Copywriting, Transcreation, MT post-editing, Editing/proofreading
Specializes in:
IT (Information Technology)Computers (general)
Games / Video Games / Gaming / CasinoCooking / Culinary
Food & DrinkPoetry & Literature
HistorySocial Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 8, Questions answered: 2, Questions asked: 1
Payment methods accepted Wire transfer, PayPal | Send a payment via ProZ*Pay
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 2
Translation education Master's degree - University of Alberta
Experience Years of experience: 4. Registered at Nov 2015. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials N/A
Memberships N/A
Software, memoQ, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint
Events and training
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Why Choose Me?

3 Years as a Professional Translator, 10 Years' German Language Experience

Master's Degree in Translation • The translation industry is largely unregulated, with few guarantees regarding a translator's abilities.  My skill set and competence as a translator have been thoroughly proven by leading experts. I received eight scholarships for academic excellence over the course of my university career.

German Language Experience • I began an enthusiastic study of the German language in 2009. Soon after, I dived in headlong and moved to Germany, where I have lived on and off for a total of 3 years. My language skills were put to the test when I successfully completed the DSH examinations at Heidelberg University.

Deep Cultural Understanding • My undergraduate studies focused on German history, language, and literature, and included numerous field trips to important historical locations in Germany.  Aside from that, I have been a passionate consumer of books, films, and information about Germany for more than two decades.

Top-Notch English Writing Skills • A good translator needs not only to understand the nuances of the texts they read, they also need to be able to express these ideas with finesse and creativity in their native language. I've been winning accolades for my writing since my school days, where I achieved a rare perfect score on the provincial school leaving examination in writing.

Wide-Ranging Professional Experience • I have worked in numerous industries, including second language teaching, academic publishing, restaurants, retail, manufacturing, and home automation. This diversity of experience aids me in my translation work, lending me deeper insight into a broad range of topics.

Proven Management Ability • My organization and communication skills have been honed by the 6 years I spent in various management positions prior to becoming a translator. These positions included site manager for an ESL program in Toronto and operations manager in various Canadian cities for a leading home automation firm.

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Total pts earned: 8
(All PRO level)

Language (PRO)
German to English8
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Business/Commerce (general)4
Food & Drink4

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Keywords: German translator, German to English, DE-EN, native English speaker, Canada, translator, literary, literature, academic, social science, humanities, history, art, arts and crafts, culinary, food, cooking

Profile last updated
Jan 21, 2020

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