Member since Oct '14

Working languages:
German to English
Italian to English

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December 2019

Evelyn Petri
creative, legal, various general

United Kingdom

Native in: German Native in German, English (Variant: UK) Native in English
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Sep 3, 2016 (posted via  Trying to improve the overall quality of my translations. ...more »
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Subtitling, Transcription, MT post-editing, Transcreation
Specializes in:
ReligionPoetry & Literature
Medical: Health CareBusiness/Commerce (general)
Cooking / CulinaryGeneral / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
Law (general)Tourism & Travel
Law: Contract(s)Folklore

KudoZ activity (PRO) Questions answered: 1
Payment methods accepted Visa, PayPal, Wire transfer, Money order, Skrill, Bank Details
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 1
Translation education Other - IoL
Experience Years of translation experience: 5. Registered at Oct 2011. Became a member: Oct 2014. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials German to English (Cambridge University (Lang. Degrees))
Italian to English (DPSI)
English to Italian (King's College London (University of London))
English to German (City University London)
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, BaccS, MateCat, memoQ, MemSource Cloud, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, Express Scribe Transcription, Transcriber Pro, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS
SDL Trados Studio 2014 - Getting Started (Level 1)
CV/Resume CV available upon request
Training sessions attended Trainings
Professional practices Evelyn Petri endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
Professional objectives
  • Meet new translation company clients
  • Meet new end/direct clients
  • Get help with terminology and resources
  • Learn more about translation / improve my skills
  • Learn more about interpreting / improve my skills
  • Get help on technical issues / improve my technical skills
  • Learn more about additional services I can provide my clients
  • Learn more about the business side of freelancing
  • Stay up to date on what is happening in the language industry
  • Buy or learn new work-related software
  • Improve my productivity

I am a freelance translator between German into English and Italian to English languages.

I was schooled in German (mother tongue), Italian (native tongue), and English. Well read and knowledgeable on current affairs.

I have the ability to translate in most fields at any level and am gaining skills in Trados, Fluency, Transcription and creative computer applications.

Primary: German School, Milan, Italy and German School, Richmond
Secondary: Claremont Fan Court School, Surrey, UK
NESCOT College, Surrey, UK (A'levels)

Homerton College, University of Cambridge, Education BEd Hons (6 months undergraduate studies)
Kings College, University of London and School of Slavonic and East European Studies, German and Russian BA Hons (1 year + 1 term undergraduate studies, Russian Foundation Year + German Literature)
Open University online: Law, Counselling, Intermediate Spanish, Welsh History

Technical interpreting from 1987 aged 15, for Zanussi plc.

Translations in German, Italian and English date back to school studies/hobbies.

Own Project: 1991 Cross-cultural literary work on South Sea Islanders, German to English.

1997 Translations on disposal of toxic chemical waste, German - English. FM Linston, Rotherham.

2008 Specialised translation on land reclamation (Stronholt).

I see translation as a part of my life, modelled on my mother's translation work.

Travels to Japan, USA, Sri Lanka, Mexico and Greater Europe to vist family or friends when my Airline Station Engineer father was alive.

Institute of Linguists
1996 Exams: German Advanced Module 1 &4, Italian Intermediate Module 1, Spanish General, French General, Russian General.
2004 Trans. Dip. English into German Terms 1 & 2
2011-12 DPSI Online Course Italian Interpreting

Recent: Translations from German and Italian in literary, medical, legal and financial & commercial + advertising.
Transcription from German, Italian or directly in English. Some experience with subtitling.

2012 Language Services Volunteer, London Olympics 2012

I have helped many people get their message across informally and professionally. Context of the language transfer is very important to me. On occasion, only the gist is required. In literary translation, the feel of the message needs to be conveyed. For reference material an accurate rendition is needed.

Voluntary :Translating legal and legal mental health material for 2 N.G.O.'s on a voluntary basis.

Keywords: german, mental health, legal, family law, italian, literary, technical, business, environment, finance, general, hobby

Profile last updated
Oct 17

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