Member since May '04

Working languages:
English to German
French to German

MA, ME, BA - Automotive/Tech/Engineering

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Native in: German Native in German
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Apr 16, 2019 (posted via  Just finished 2 Cahier des charges - Besoins pour l’installation d’un convoyeur, 2987 words ...more, + 5 other entries »
Total word count: 62389

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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Affiliations This person is not affiliated with any business or Blue Board record at
Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Software localization
Specializes in:
Automotive / Cars & TrucksMechanics / Mech Engineering
Construction / Civil EngineeringElectronics / Elect Eng
IT (Information Technology)Engineering (general)
Transport / Transportation / ShippingComputers (general)
Computers: SoftwareMedical (general)
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 3683, Questions answered: 1903
Project History 2 projects entered

Payment methods accepted MasterCard
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 3
Glossaries Art/Literary - Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting, Art/Literary - Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting / Design, Art/Literary - Cinema, Film, TV, Drama /, Art/Literary - Cinema, Film, TV, Drama / DVD Box, Art/Literary - Music / Beschreibung einer gebrauchten Gitarre, Automotive, Bus/Financial - Accounting, Bus/Financial - Accounting / Software, Bus/Financial - Advertising / Public Relations / Werbeaussagen, Bus/Financial - Business/Commerce (general)

Translation education Master's degree - Faculty in Theoretical and Applied Translation Studies at Karl-Franzens-University, Graz, Austria
Experience Years of experience: 25. Registered at Jan 2004. Became a member: May 2004.
Credentials English to German (M.A. in Translation Studies, verified)
English to German (B.A. in Translation Studies, verified)
French to German (M.A. in Translation Studies, verified)
French to German (B.A. in Translation Studies, verified)
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, SDL Trados 2007, SDL Trados Studio 2009 , SDL Trados Studio 2011, SDL Trados Studio 2014, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS
CV/Resume CV available upon request
Professional practices gofink endorses's Professional Guidelines.
Professional objectives
  • Meet new translation company clients
  • Meet new end/direct clients



2002 MA in Translation Studies, Faculty in Theoretical and Applied Translation Studies at Karl-Franzens-University, Graz, Austria
1996 BA in Literary Translation Studies, Faculty in Theoretical and Applied Translation Studies at Karl-Franzens-University, Graz, Austria (graduated with distinction)
1985 ME in Mechanical Engineering, College of Mechanical Engineering at Bulme-HTL, Graz, Austria (graduated with distinction)


1995 Professional Engineer, Certificate of Graduation, DVR: 0076554, 07/29/2002 Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs 91.508/5371-III/7/94, Vienna, 01/24/1995

1991-95 - Bulme HTL Graz, Assistant to the Head of Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering
1989-91 - AVL Graz Austria, Automotive Engine 3D CAD Design
1987-89 - SDP Graz Austria, Car Body Design
1985-87 - BMW Munich FRG, Car Body Design


Since 2003 - over (and counting) 5 million technical source words translated, cf. samples below

Ongoing since 2004 - 140k+ Trados Translation Units of a Truck Workshop Manual developed from scratch

170k+ words - Advanced Automotive Technical Training Material

160k+ words - Advanced Motorcycle Technical Training Material

37k+ Trados Translation Units of Card Personalization System Documentation

Expert in the field

End clients



- Passenger cars

- Trucks

- eTrucks

- Motorcycles

- Heavy / Agricultural Equipment

- Diesel Engines

- Gasoline Engines

- Outboard Motors/Inbord Engines

- Automotive suppliers


- Website / Marketing

BMW, Daihatsu, Daimler AG, DaimlerChrysler, Ford, Jaguar, Honda,Suzuki, Toyota

Daimler Trucks North America, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC)

Daimler Trucks, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC)

MBK Industrie, Peugeot, Suzuki, Yamaha

Bobcat, Caterpillar, New Holland

Detroit Diesel

Briggs & Stratton

Maine Mercury Marine

ATS, Autologic, Daikin, Denso, Gems, Husco, Leica, Phoseon Technology, PV Alliance, Swarovski, Textron Fastening Systems, TomTom, TLM Automotive,  Toshiba, Tyco Valves & Controls, Valeo Engine Cooling …

Valvoline Heavy Duty…

Automation / Plant Engineering / Soft-/Hardware

ABB, Atlantic Zeiser, Atlantic Zeiser Valence, ATS, ATS Automation France, Buhler Marin, Contremarque Dior, Dantherm, Emerson Process Management, Fisher Controls, Groupement DI Bonfol, HSP, Imprimerie Nationale, Siemens, Six Sigma, Tetra Pak, WBS…

IT / Soft-/Hardware

CCI, Électricité de France, FarStone, InterVideo, Mettler Toledo, Missler, ascom nira,
Nato, Sony Europe, Tabata, Thales, Tusa…

Mechanical / Electrical Engineering

AFNOR, Atlas Copco, DIN, Hitachi, Okamoto Machine Tool Works, Liebherr, Saunier


NOVEL SERIES - SOUL FICTION - Afro-American English - German

Herbert Simmons (1962, Man walking on eggshells) - Tanz auf rohen Eiern, softcover, 1999
Charles Perry (1962, Portrait of a young man drowning) - Portrait eines Ertrinkenden, softcover, 1999
Herbert Simmons (1957, Corner Boy) - Corner Boy, softcover, 1999
Roland S. Jefferson (1974, The school on 103rd Street) - Die Schule an der 103. Straße, softcover, 1999
Shay Youngblood (1989, The big mama stories) - Big Mama Stories, softcover, 2000

NOVEL / POSTFACE - French - German

Princesse Sapho (1891, Le Tutu, 100 years unpublished, 1991, 1997, 2008, 2015) - Der schwarze Prinz vom Montparnasse, hardcover, 2001

NONFICTION - English - German

Saul Goodman (1996, Shiatsu - Shin Tai: The Evolution and Synthesis of Traditional Bodywork) - Shiatsu / Shin Tai. Evolution & Synthese in der traditionellen Körperarbeit, paperback, 1998

SPECIAL SKILLS - My phonetic reading ability to translate the SOUL FICTION series of five Afro-American novels into German comes in handy in technical fields as well (see v arm in my glossary Automotive)

MY PHILOSOPY - No questions asked - print-ready delivery - no complaints

TRANS-2-PRINT - Proofreading, Editing, Layout Proofreading of delivered translation projects at hourly rates


#1 English / German - Automation & Robotics - Automotive / Cars & Trucks - Computer: Software - Engineering (general) - IT (Information Technology) - Marketing - Mechanics / Mech Engineering - Tech / Engineering - Transport / Transportation / Shipping

#1 French / German - IT (Information Technology) - Tech / Engineering

32 Kudoz Pro points within 9 hours 10 minutes (5/9/2016 7:52 - 5/9/2016 17:02)

49 Kudoz Pro points within 17 hours 13 minutes (4/20/2016 21:19 - 4/21/2016 14:32)

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: 3710
PRO-level pts: 3683

Top languages (PRO)
English to German2119
French to German1536
German to English12
German to French12
Dutch to German4
Top general fields (PRO)
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Top specific fields (PRO)
IT (Information Technology)404
Automotive / Cars & Trucks343
Construction / Civil Engineering206
Electronics / Elect Eng184
Mechanics / Mech Engineering165
Engineering (general)144
Investment / Securities137
Pts in 82 more flds >

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Project History Summary
Total projects2
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English to German2
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Automotive / Cars & Trucks2
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