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Education: BA Honours Degree in German/French (Goldsmiths, University of London).
Employment history prior to becoming full-time freelance translator: Almost three years spent living in Germany (Munich), working in a telecoms department at Siemens, following my degree.
Three years' experience working for a translation/language publications company in the UK (Leeds), including trips to international translation/interpreting conferences (Berlin/Paris). Five years' translation experience working in software/telecoms companies based in the UK (Leeds), involving projects in Germany/France [including one year of travelling to Bonn every week as a project translator/administrator] Training in programming and database design. Localisation and technical authoring skills.
Freelancer since May 2002: Translation experience in many subject areas: Business: Banking, contracts, marketing, websites, presentations, brochures. IT: Computers, HW, SW, SW localisation, programming, telecoms. Technical: Automotive, cars, trucks, technical manuals, GPS vehicle tracking. Medical/devices/life sciences.
Although I have experience in many areas of translation (German/French>English), I specialise in technical translations. I also undertake MTPE. My working hours are very flexible.
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