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Specialization

I specialize in business German, in particular in the areas of accounting and finance. I have degrees in accounting and German and have worked as an accountant in both the private and public sector. I have also worked as a stockbroker (Series 7 & 63 qualified).

I have extensive experience translating annual reports, accounting manuals and memoranda dealing with cost accounting, SAP systems, and accounting standards (IFRS/IAS, US-GAAP, and the German HGB), both for the American and Continental markets.

In addition to business German, I have also done extensive translation work in the areas of genealogy (my avocation), politics and economics, as well as military ground forces.

Feel free to examine some samples of my work. (Some data has been changed in the interest of confidentiality and privacy.)

Naturally, I am not limited to just the fields above. However, if I do not feel that I can produce a top-grade translation, I will not hesitate to turn down an assignment and help you find another translator more suited to your needs.

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Qualifications:

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Over 20 years experience

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Specialized training in business German (PWD)

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Member - ATA, AATIA

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Accurate, reliable, on-time

Relevant work experience:

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1997 – present, Freelance translator, German & English

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1989 – 1990, Stockbroker

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1985 – 1989, Interrogation and language instructor, US Army Intelligence Center & School

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1982 – 1985, Translator/Interpreter & Liaison Officer, US Army, Federal Republic of Germany

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1981 – 1982, Accountant, US Army

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1979 – 1980, Accountant, Hi-Fi Associates, Miami, FL

Education

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Graduate Studies in Germanic, University of Texas at Austin. (Special training in business German (Prüfung Wirtschaftsdeutsch) and translation)

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Bachelor of Arts – German, University of Texas at Austin.

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Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting/Economics, University of Miami, FL.

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Basic German Course, Defense Language Institute, Monterey, CA

Computer equipment/software:

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Pentium PC, fax modem, ink jet printer, scanner

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MS Office XP (MS Word, Excel, FrontPage, Access), Adobe Reader, various HTML and image editors

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