Working languages:
German to English
English to German

Donal Murphy-Bokern
Bringing science to translations

Local time: 09:54 CET (GMT+1)

Native in: English 
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified site user
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Project management
Specializes in:
AgricultureEnvironment & Ecology
Food & DrinkTourism & Travel
Science (general)Botany
ManagementLivestock / Animal Husbandry
Government / PoliticsEconomics

German to English - Rates: 0.05 - 0.07 EUR per word / 20 - 40 EUR per hour
English to German - Rates: 0.05 - 0.07 EUR per word / 20 - 40 EUR per hour
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 128, Questions answered: 86, Questions asked: 1
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 1
Experience Years of translation experience: 27. Registered at Aug 2008. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials N/A
Memberships N/A
Software Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint
Professional practices Donal Murphy-Bokern endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.0).
I specialise in scientific work: agricultural and related environmental matters, the biological sciences, natural resource protection, renewable materials, sustainable building, sustainable development, sustainable consumption, energy, climate change, farming and food.

I take time to learn about our clients' particular business needs and the communications outcomes sought. To guarantee the best possible translation, I work with Dr Maria Bokern on each text with the lead taken by the native speaker of the target language: Dr Maria Bokern for German and myself for English.

My translations combine in-depth knowledge of the subjects covered, extensive reading in the relevant area, and a fine feel for cultural differences and sensitivities gained from decades living and working in Ireland, England and Germany. Drawing on experience working for both the German and British Governments, I pay special attention to the scientific and socio-political context of material.

Translation and language services comprise about 25% of my work. My other work in Murphy-Bokern Konzepte involves literature research and original writing supporting the development of public policy and research strategy and management. This constant engagement with the specialist literature enhances the quality my translations.

I come from Dublin and was educated in Ireland and studied agricultural science at University College Dublin, graduating in 1983. My career includes seven years leading the development of information services to farmers in the north of England, six years conducting agricultural and engineering research for the German Ministry of Agriculture, and eight years based in Westminster London directing agricultural and agri-environment research for the UK Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Dr Maria Bokern, who works on every text with me as the native German speaker, comes from Kroge-Ehrendorf in northern Germany and was educated in nearby Lohne and at the University of Cologne. She has a doctorate in pharmaceutical biology and has conducted scientific research in a range of biological and environmental areas. She published extensively in English and German. Her experience includes living for eight years in London where she taught in a junior school.
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: 140
PRO-level pts: 128

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German to English128
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Government / Politics22
Food & Drink21
Tourism & Travel11
Real Estate8
Environment & Ecology8
Sports / Fitness / Recreation4
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Keywords: Agriculture, Science, Sustainable development, Environment, Energy, Phytochemistry, Natural resources, Farming, Livestock, Agronomy, Soil Science, Pollution, Renewable resources, Biology, Plant physiology, Ecology

Profile last updated
Aug 12, 2008

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