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Working languages:
German to English
French to English
Russian to English

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November 2019

Sofia Ziskind
skilled linguist & web search ninja

Haifa, Israel
Local time: 16:40 IST (GMT+2)

Native in: English Native in English
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified site user
Data security Created by Evelio Clavel-Rosales This person has a SecurePRO™ card. Because this person is not a Plus subscriber, to view his or her SecurePRO™ card you must be a Business member or Plus subscriber.
Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Transcription, Subtitling, Voiceover (dubbing), Interpreting
Specializes in:
Automation & RoboticsManufacturing
Metallurgy / CastingMechanics / Mech Engineering
Law: Patents, Trademarks, Copyright

German to English - Rates: 0.07 - 0.12 EUR per word / 17 - 22 EUR per hour
French to English - Rates: 0.07 - 0.12 EUR per word / 17 - 22 EUR per hour
Russian to English - Rates: 0.07 - 0.12 EUR per word / 15 - 22 EUR per hour
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 59, Questions answered: 51
Payment methods accepted Wire transfer, Check, PayPal
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 3
Glossaries bidness/marketing, dico, dico culinaire, dico suisse, Grinding, machinery and stuff, hotellerie, médecine, RailEurope, technisches Woerterbuch
Translation education Master's degree - University of Illinois at Chicago
Experience Years of translation experience: 12. Registered at Jun 2002. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials French to English (NIU - French major; University of Lausanne, Switze)
German to English (NIU - German major; Goethe Institute in Germany - )
Russian to English (raised bilingual)
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, Wordfast
Professional objectives
  • Meet new translation company clients
  • Meet new end/direct clients
  • Screen new clients (risk management)
  • Network with other language professionals
  • Get help with terminology and resources
  • Get help on technical issues / improve my technical skills
  • Learn more about the business side of freelancing
  • Help or teach others with what I have learned over the years
  • Buy or learn new work-related software
  • Improve my productivity

Originally from the US - native English speaker!
Raised bilingual in English and Russian.
Studied French and German in school and went on to complete a BA in both languages. Spent a total of 3 years living, studying and working in Europe, primarily in Germany and French-speaking Switzerland.

Relevant working experience:
- 2 years as a sales assistant with a German industrial machinery manufacturer. 
- 1.5 years as multi-lingual (French/German/English) proofreader with a translation firm specializing in patents.
- 1 year as quality controller and team lead on a multi-language abstracting and indexing project.
- Freelancing full-time as of 2013 with a particular focus on German>English technical materials (e.g. industrial machinery operating manuals, risk assessments, quotations, purchase agreements, etc.) as well as general marketing, GDPR, product catalogs and more.

Keywords: manufacturing, industrial machinery, automation, commercial offers, machine tools, grinding, grinding machinery, metallurgy

Profile last updated
Oct 25

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