Holmes Translations

Place of birth: Palm Beach County, Florida (United States)

Native language: English

Education:

1991 – 1995: Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida
Degree: Bachelor of Arts with Honors
Major: English Literature
Minor: German

1995 – 1998: University of Bonn, Germany
Degree: Vordiplom
Major: Psychology

Professional Memberships:

Accredited member of the American Translators Association (German > English)
Member of the Bundesverband der Dolmetscher und Übersetzer e.V. (BDÜ)
Member of the Fachverband der Berufsübersetzer und Berufsdolmetscher e.V. (ATICOM)

Career:

Since 1999: Full-time freelance German-English translator
1998: Student assistant at the University of Bonn, responsible for translation and correction of research papers and scientific tests for international publication
1996 – 1998: Freelance English teacher at Berlitz Sprachschule GmbH, Bonn

Software:

SDL Trados Studio 2011, Transit NXT, MemoQ 5, all Microsoft Office applications (Windows 7)

Continuing Education:

September 2004: Management of Translation Projects (BDÜ, Cologne)
November 2005: Trados for Advanced Users (BDÜ, Berlin)
Since 2006: Basic and intermediate Spanish courses (Instituto Hispanico, Bonn)
June 2008: Basic French (Volkshochschule Bonn)
July 2008: Successful Communication with Customers (BDÜ, Cologne)
February 2010: Translation of Business Texts (BDÜ, Cologne)
September 2012: Business, software and technical seminars at the annual American Translators Association conference in Boston, Massachusetts
October 2011: Marketing and software seminars at the annual conference of the Atlanta Association of Interpreters and Translators in Atlanta, Georgia

Foreign Languages:

Fluent German, intermediate Spanish