Member since Jun '08

Working languages:
English to German
German to English

Wolfgang Zastrow
35 years of professional translation

Oberhausen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Local time: 13:03 CET (GMT+1)

Native in: German Native in German
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, MT post-editing, Copywriting
Specializes in:
Mechanics / Mech EngineeringEngineering (general)
Energy / Power GenerationAutomotive / Cars & Trucks
Electronics / Elect EngComputers: Hardware
Computers: SoftwareComputers (general)
Business/Commerce (general)

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 4, Questions answered: 1, Questions asked: 12
Payment methods accepted PayPal
Translation education Graduate diploma - FTSK
Experience Years of translation experience: 38. Registered at Jun 2007. Became a member: Jun 2008. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials English to German (Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz)
German to English (Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz)
Memberships BDÜ
Software MemSource Cloud, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Abby Finereader 9.0, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS
CV/Resume CV will be submitted upon request
Conference participation Conferences attended
Professional practices Wolfgang Zastrow endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
I am an experienced technical (graduate) translator) with German mother tongue.

11/1981- 09/2003:

In-house translator for major German engineering company

10/2003 - 12/2006:

In-house translator for German translation agency

-Technical, legal, economic translations, instruction and operating manuals,
-Business correspondence
-Proof-reading of translations EN-DE and DE-EN
-Interpreting for customers from different countries
-Order processing and management from reception to invoicing, processing of customer claims

Since 2007 working as freelance translator in EN-DE and DE-EN.

Fields of expertise/work fields: mechanical, industrial and systems engineering, automotive, information technology, computer (hard-/software), electronics, electrical engineering, marketing.

Language skills: written and spoken English, German mother tongue, written and spoken Spanish and basic French and Dutch.

Computer skills: MS-Office 2016: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook;
FTP tools and internet applications. SDL Trados Studio 2009, Hardware equipment:

- Notebook Toshiba Satellite, 2 GB RAM, OS: Windows Vista
-Acer Aspire
OS: Windows 7 Prof.- Desktop computer: Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd., 4.00 GB RAM, OS: Windows 7 Prof.

I have experience in working to tight deadlines and I fully understand the need of my clients and business partners for personal contact and keeping them informed of the progress of my work. By regularly attending online training (webinars) of major CAT tool vendors and visiting the corresponding seminars of my professional
organisation BDÜ I constantly try to improve my knowledge and skills of market-leading CAT tools . I can handle and deliver translation projects in many common electronic formats.

Translation projects in English-German I have worked on in the past:
- Review/ post-editing of car manual (tool: SDLX)
- Marketing texts for website of car manufacturer (tool: SDL Trados/TagEditor)
- Product catalogue for website of electronic parts manufacturer (tool: SDLX)
- Product catalogue of Japanese manufacturer of engineering components (tool: SDLX)
Keywords: Schlüsselwörter: Mechanical, systems and industrial engineering, Maschinen-Anlagen- und Industriebau, Automotive Kfz-Technik, Commercial Wirtschaft, Marketing, Information Technology Informationstechnologie, Electronics Elektronik, Electrical Engineering Elektrotechnik

Profile last updated
Oct 1

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