Member since Jan '18

Working languages:
German to English
Italian to English
English to German

Wolfgang Dr. Hager
Comprehension over fidelity

Palermo, Sicilia, Italy
Local time: 15:46 CEST (GMT+2)

Native in: English (Variant: British) Native in English
Account type Freelancer
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Copywriting
Specializes in:
Environment & Ecology

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Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 3
Translation education PhD - Bonn University
Experience Years of translation experience: 7. Registered at Jan 2018. Became a member: Jan 2018. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
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Software Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Powerpoint
CV/Resume English (DOCX)

Although I originally started out as an academic linguist (with a thesis on early 17th century Elizabethan love sonnets), I migrated to a doctorate in economics and hence to a wide variety of technical fields living and working in more than half a dozen countries. My language skills come partly from a peculiar brain defect, which deferred the usual loss of childlike language learning capacity at age 8 to the age of 45; partly from a solid knowledge of the technical vocabularies of a wide range of specialities, gained as director of two think tanks and a long career a consultant. My approach to translating is to be mindful of the reader, not faithful to the author. The author benefits by being understood and enjoyed. I particularly enjoy speech writing assignments, were rhetoric elements like irony must be handled like unstable firecrackers.

For the past seven years I have lived and cruised on my sail boat, commuting between Sicily and Greece, with translation and editing work a welcome change from an otherwise wholesome physical existence.

Keywords: German, Italian, environment, transport, politics, trade, economics

Profile last updated
Feb 7

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