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Silke Maddox | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: May 21, 2014

Silke Maddox

Self-Employed Translator and Language Professional
   United Kingdom
  |   Chester, Flintshire

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $25

A meticulous, dedicated and reliable language professional with an MA in Translation Studies and a BA in English and American Studies. I am passionate about language and fluent in both English and German. I currently work full-time as a freelance English to German Translator and Proofreader.

I have 5 years professional experience as a foreign news editor, translator and proofreader. All of my jobs have involved working under pressure and to tight deadlines on a daily basis. If you are looking for a reliable and dedicated individual to get...

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Skills (8)

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editing and proofreading
additional language skills: Spanish; French (pre-intermediate)
Linguistics
additional language skills: Spanish
French (pre-intermediate)

Service Description

I have experience translating online content and documents for a variety of different international companies and organisations such as financial institutions, electronics & engineering companies, software solution developers, online stores, language schools, the culture/travel sector, private individuals (PhD students, artists etc)


I have experience translating in Trados, Wordfast and other CAT-tools, as well as online localisation management platforms.
I am meticulous and translate texts not only with accuracy but cultural relevance. My translations are carefully crafted texts that not only retain their original message but also specifically appeal to the intended German target audience.

Areas of expertise:

*Website translation: company profiles, marketing materials, product and service descriptions, terms and conditions

*Transcreation/ cross-market copywriting: localisation of company websites to the German market; familiar with CMS Systems

*Business materials: translation of brochures, press releases, presentations, staff training materials

*E-Commerce sites: translation of e-tailing content

*Software translation: user interfaces, manuals, help files

*Gaming contents: experience as in-house German Localisation Tester in the video games industry; able to localise in-game content, manuals and UI files for different platforms, for consoles and the online-gaming sector

*Proofreading/editing: with more than 3 years experience working as an editor and proofreader...

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Employment

self employed
Part-time English to German Translator
2006 - Present
I am a fully-qualified English to German freelance translator with experience translating in Trados, Wordfast and other CAT-tools, as well as online localisation management platforms. I am...
Liverpool International Language Academy
EFL teacher
2011 - 2012
**Responsibilities: teaching general English and exam preparation classes to adults, teenagers and young learners at a private Language School * taught large and small classes at all levels *...
Headland Media
Foreign News Editor
2007 - 2009
and September 2010
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
Localisation Tester
2005 - 2005
**Responsibilities: *Testing localised German video games content, ensuring the highest quality of the translation and cultural adaptation to the target culture; *reporting language bugs in a...

Education

The University of Manchester
Translation Studies - Master of Arts with Merit
2005 - 2006
University of Bayreuth, Germany
English and American Studies - Bachelor of Arts
2000 - 2004
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English to German translation
website translation
localisation
proofreading
copywriting
translator
native German speaker
cross-market copywriting
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