Working languages:
German to English
French to English
English (monolingual)

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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter
Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Copywriting, Transcreation, MT post-editing, Website localization
Specializes in:
AccountingGeneral / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
Government / PoliticsLaw: Taxation & Customs
Tourism & Travel

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 160, Questions answered: 121
Experience Registered at Oct 2005. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials N/A
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint

Previous and / or non-translation work experience includes, among others:

- Four years as a full-time, in-house proof reader (as well as newsletter editor and public relations assistant) for a U.S. local office of a "Big 4" international public accounting firm;

- Experience as an auditor / accountant working bilingually in German & English at a Germany branch office of a "Big 4" international public accounting firm;

- More than 20 years of real-world, hands-on experience working in all phases of accounting;

- English (ESL) teaching / tutoring online;

- Content writer (freelance) for content-provider firms (travel, education, website pages, product descriptions, miscellaneous);

- Proofreading and editing (monolingual English) of company annual reports, SEC filings, corporate speeches, magazine article translations, court judgments, contracts, etc.

Miscellaneous / Educational:

- M.S. degree in Accounting; M.A. degree in Political Science; B.A. degree (honors) in International Affairs;

- TEFL ("Teacher of English as a Foreign Language") Certificate (120 hours, grade "A");

- More than 7 years of overseas residence experience in German - and French - speaking countries (Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland), as well as residence experience in Southeast Asia;

- Completed full-year of secondary education in an Austrian "Gymnasium" in German;

- Recipient of a German Consulate General book award in high school;

- Extensive research experience; mentioned in acknowledgment section of an accounting textbook in the area of cost accounting.


- Freelance translations in such diverse areas as: law / patents; financial statements, statutory tax returns, and charts of accounts; cosmetics; due diligence letters; personal letters; real estate web portal text; company product information; etc.

- Transcreation and localization of French website content into US English;

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: 180
PRO-level pts: 160

Top languages (PRO)
German to English92
French to English32
English to German28
Top general fields (PRO)
Social Sciences4
Pts in 2 more flds >
Top specific fields (PRO)
Finance (general)29
Law: Contract(s)19
Business/Commerce (general)18
Law (general)16
Law: Taxation & Customs12
Real Estate8
Pts in 8 more flds >

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Keywords: accounting, business, financial statements, general, excel, audit, legal, law, Recht, Rechnungswesen, SOX, Sarbanes-Oxley, Jahresbericht, letter, correspondence, annual report, accountant, german, french, deutsch, francais, proofread, tax, geschaeftsbericht, bilanz, bilan

Profile last updated
Jul 19

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