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Brian Buuck | Elance
 
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Brian Buuck

German translator & English wordsmith
   United States
  |   Blaine, MN
  |  7:46 am Local Time

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I have a wide variety of experience as a German-to-English translator, English proofreader, and wordsmith with English texts. I am a well-educated native speaker of American English with a liberal arts BA and an MA in applied linguistics. I am also a near-native speaker of German (having studied for 6 years in Germany) and an advanced speaker of Spanish (having lived for 6 years in Mexico). Translating old German texts (especially those written in the old handwritten script, sometimes referred to as "Suetterlin") is a particular interest of...

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Apr 23, 2013|Translation|$360|Completed
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Portfolio

English translation of a complex description of a musical piece - with German original...
Creative translation of a press release for a website - German original and two...
The original scan of a letter written in old German (Sütterlin) script.
The German transcription and English translation of a letter written in old German...
Technical medical translation
http://www.ardeypharm.de/pdfs/en/mutaflor_historical_e.pdf

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Translation German English
German To English Translation Skills Test
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Translation English German
English To German Translation Skills Test
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English
English Proofreading
Content Writing

Employment

Various translation offices
Freelance German-English translator
2012 - Present
- I have been translating a great variety of texts for a number of translation offices in different parts of the world, including Alpha Translations Canada, Amazon, American Translation Partners,...
oDesk
German translator et al.
2011 - Present
- oDesk is a job-bidding website like Elance; to see my profile at oDesk, see https://www.odesk.com/o/profiles/users/Linguist-Translator-MA_~018402557b4bd8d13a/
Garden & Associates
Spanish/German interpreter
2010 - 2012
- Responsible for providing interpreter services in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota, USA - including doctor visits, surgeries, medical emergencies, parent-teacher conferences, social services...
MEL Spracheninstitut
English teacher
2000 - 2001
- Taught various English classes to Germans in and around Nuremberg, Germany - both one-on-one and in groups, various ages and levels. Responsible for coming up with the curriculum and teaching...
Gordon Broxton-Price Uebersetzungsbuero
Office assistant and translator
1991 - 1996
Both assisted with and independently produced a wide variety and great number of translations from German to English in this office in Wuerzburg, Germany. Was also given a significant interpreting...

Education

Independent Study
None (Spanish Fluency)
2002 - 2004
University of Texas at Arlington
Master's Degree (Applied Linguistics)
1998 - 1999
SIL International
Master-Level Program (Linguistics/Translation)
1997 - 1999
Universtitaet Wuerzburg
Intermediate Master-level degree (English/Spanish)
1992 - 1996
St. Olaf College
Bachelor's Degree (German/Math)
1988 - 1992
Cambridge High School
General high school diploma (with German)
1984 - 1988
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