Member since Jan '04

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German to English

Gillian Searl
Founder & CEO of

United Kingdom
Local time: 16:01 BST (GMT+1)

Native in: English (Variant: British) Native in English
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Founder and CEO of - helping you find trained and enthusiastic machine translation post-editors more easily

20 years as a freelance translator and Cranfield University MBA graduate.

Key Skills
Language skills: English mother tongue, bilingual written and spoken German (including internet, business and airline jargon), good French and Portuguese, basic Spanish. Have interpreted live for a variety of conferences.
Specialist areas: Business correspondence, websites, IT documents, software manuals, financial markets, banking, annual reports, contracts, marketing and training documents.
Computer skills: My PC and laptop are equipped with and I am experienced in the use of broadband/DSL Internet access, Windows 10, Office 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Trados Studio 2017, MemoQ, email and internet applications, and I can deliver projects by mail and in most electronic formats.
Business skills: I have considerable experience of project management, working to tight deadlines without supervision and fully understand the need for personal contact and keeping business partners informed of progress.

Regional ESOL coordinator for the Syrian Resettlement Programme, Peterborough, UK (Dec 16 - to date)
I coordinate English language lessons and advise local authorities on providing ESOL across 6 counties in the East of England.
Freelance Translator, Peterborough, UK (Jul 00 – to date)
Seventeen years of experience as a freelance translator: German-English. I have translated, proofread and edited a wide range of documents including annual reports, websites, SAP training material, business correspondence, legal, insurance and banking contracts, online training material and articles for various magazines, university business schools in Germany and multinational companies.
Office Manager, Go Fly Limited, Stansted Airport. (Jan 98 – Jun 00)
Manager, International School of Languages, London. (Jul 95 - Dec 97)
Teacher of English as a Foreign Language, London. (Jan 94 - Jun 95)
Sales Administrator, Dachser Airfreight, Stuttgart Airport. (Aug 92 - Jun 93)
Market Research Placement, Roland Berger Marktforschung, Munich.(Feb 91 - Aug 91)
Marketing Placement, British Telecom Mobile Communications, London. (Jul 89 - Dec 89)

Education and Qualifications
2012 – 2014: Executive MBA at Cranfield University, UK.

Nov 2001: Institute of Linguist’s Diploma in Translation (German – English)
1988 – 1992: BA (Hons.) European Business Administration and Diplom-Betriebswirt (FH), Middlesex University and Fachhochschule für Wirtschaft und Technik, Reutlingen, Germany
1986 – 1988: GCE A Levels in German and French

Professional Memberships
Member of Chartered Institute of Linguists and Bundesverband der Dolmetscher und Übersetzer; Associate of Institute of Translation & Interpreting
Keywords: IFRS, business, software, travel, airlines, trados, websites

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Jan 19

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