Working languages:
English to German

Kristina Goetz
MSc in Translation Studies

Germany
Local time: 02:26 CET (GMT+1)

Native in: German Native in German
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A versatile and meticulous Sworn Translator and Interpreter (English-German, German native speaker) with special expertise in advertising, arts, business, law, marketing, market research, media, IT, transcreation, travel & tourism, subtitling, website translation & localisation.

In-depth knowledge of revision and proofreading procedures gained as Editorial Assistant with the publisher of the renowned literary magazine Chapman.


Languages

German (mother tongue)
English (fluent)
French (intermediate level)
Spanish (basic skills)

Software

Windows 10, MS Office 365 (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint), MS Visio, SDL Trados 2007, SDL Trados Studio 2019, Idiom WorldServer Desktop Workbench, Memsource, Wordbee, Smartling, ApSIC Xbench, Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, XTM


Career

Since 2004 Freelance Translator & Interpreter, Edinburgh, Erlangen-Nuremberg, Berlin

Website translation & localisation as well as legal translations for various direct clients, e.g. Mark Kober-Smith & Associates, London, UK.

Translation, proofreading & meta tag development for search optimisation & e-marketing agency Bigmouthmedia Ltd, Edinburgh, Scotland.
End clients: BP Castrol, Aer Lingus, Golfbidder, Hilton Hotels, Kodak, Sony Ericsson, Sony PlayStation, VisitScotland

Translation and proofreading of DVD menus, subtitles and directors’ commentaries for Softitler, USA.

Translation & proofreading of operating instructions, user manuals, Web pages, presentations, marketing material, annual reports, and certificates (incl. certification) for Mohles Translation, Erlangen, Germany.

Proofreading and editing of software files and marketing material from the IT / data security sector for ComWord, Mainburg, Germany.

Translation, proofreading and editing of commercial, legal, marketing, medical and IT documents for Studio Melchior, Turin, Italy.
End clients: Canon, Bayer, Hansen Medical, Microsoft, McAfee, Pfizer, Roche, Symantec, Ventana

Translation of IT documents for the IP translation specialist MultiLing, Provo, USA.
End client: Dell

Subtitling
of feature and documentary films (e.g. for the Zurich Film Festival) for Sub-ti Ltd, London, UK.

Translation and proofreading of market research surveys from the medical and consumer goods sectors for market research translation expert Empower Translate (formerly RP Translate), Bristol, UK.

Translation, transcreation and proofreading of marketing material from the enterprise software, telecommunication and travel & tourism sectors as well as the oil & gas industry for marketing agency Freedman International, London, UK, and New York, USA.

Translation, transcreation, proofreading and cultural review of marketing material from the automotive, consumer goods and PC hardware & data storage sectors for transcreation agency InterEcho, Los Angeles, USA.


02/03 – 04/05 Editorial Assistant, Chapman Publishing, Edinburgh

Eight-month internship, followed by voluntary work, assisting the editors with administration, proofreading and sub-editing, as well as the organisation of readings and other cultural events.


Education


10/03 – 09/04 MSc in Translation Studies (Distinction)
The University of Edinburgh

Dissertation: ‘Foreignisation and Domestication in the Translation of German Pop Literature’


09/99 – 12/02 State Examination for Translators and Interpreters
Technical College of Foreign Language Occupations, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

Special Field: Humanities

Successful completion of optional courses & examinations in consecutive, conference & simultaneous interpreting.

Keywords: German, translation, transcreation, revision, proofreading, editing, copy-editing, review, marketing, advertising, public relations, market research, travel, tourism, subtitling, website translation, localisation, localization, law, certified translation, medicine, health, literature, politics, current affairs, business, medical, IT, software, enterprise software, telecommunications


Profile last updated
Oct 23



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