Working languages:
German to English

Helen Collette
Helen Centner

Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany
Local time: 15:29 MST (GMT-7)

Native in: English (Variant: US) 
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified site user
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Voiceover (dubbing), Subtitling, MT post-editing
Specializes in:
MusicPoetry & Literature
Tourism & TravelHuman Resources
International Org/Dev/CoopGeneral / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
Finance (general)Education / Pedagogy
Medical (general)

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 59, Questions answered: 59, Questions asked: 19
Translation education Bachelor's degree - IHK Wiesbaden (CCI)
Experience Years of translation experience: 8. Registered at Feb 2013. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials German to English (German Chamber of Trade and Industry, verified)
Memberships ELTAF, IATEFL, BDÜ
Software Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Soda, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, Wordfast
CV/Resume German (PDF)
Training sessions attended Attended 7 training sessions

Professional practices Helen Collette endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
I am a native American and have lived in Germany since 1983. While growing up in the United States I lived on Naval Bases (where I gained an affinity for Aviation) and later close to Aerospace Projects such as White Sands Missle Testing Facilities.

I started college in New Mexico and then went on to get a Bachelor Degree at the University of Maryland in College Park in Music and a Masters at San Jose State University in Music Performance. After living in San Francisco and Rom, I moved to Germany to pursue a career (successfully, I might add) as an opera and concert singer. After 2000, I changed over to artistic planing and administration which I did for about 12 years. I have been translating and teaching (Business English and English for specific purposes) since 2010.

I love translating and the challenges it brings with it - staying true to the source while finding the correct correlation in a different language - keeping cultural differences as well the "tone" behind the text in mind. Translation allows me to continue learning - each text brings new insights and a learning adventure with it. Learning was an important part of my upbringing. Knowledge is choice, freedom to develope. At least this was how we were raised - learn as much as you can about as much as you can. If I don't know something, I will find it and learn about it!

My specialties are Education / Pedagogy, Finance (general), History, Human Resources,
Poetry & Literature, Music, Tourism & Travel, Conversation, Greetings, Letters (also with sensitve content), etc.

My interests include Medicine, Pharmacology, Technology, Machines, Law, Psychology, Theology, History, Sports, Cooking and enjoying food.
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Total pts earned: 63
PRO-level pts: 59

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Law: Contract(s)9
Medical (general)8
Finance (general)4
Biology (-tech,-chem,micro-)4
Cooking / Culinary4
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Keywords: German, English, business, music, Opera, theater, literature, librettos, correpondance, documents

Profile last updated
Sep 17

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