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Sylvia Mack | Elance
Last Sign-in: Jun 30, 2015

Sylvia Mack

Meaningful translations people actually understand
  |   Pointe-Claire, Quebec


Minimum Hourly Rate $55

I am a German native speaker with a living and working knowledge of English and French.These languages have been part of my daily personal and professional life for quite some time now. Not only do I hold a Master's degree in French Literature, but French has also become our language of choice for family communication. In addition, having lived almost 5 years in California, my English has reached native speaker level, too.

Living in different countries (Germany, France, Canada and USA) and diving deep into their respective cultures has...

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Skills (9)

French to German Translation
English To German Translation Skills Test
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German Grammar Test
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German Vocabulary Skills Test
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German Word Usage Test
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English To French Translation Skills Test
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German proofreading

Service Description

I am offering translations for the following:
French or English into German
German into French or English

Several years of experience as a freelance translator in various fields such as Aeronautics and Aerospace. In this field I translated a guided tour through the Euro Space Center in Charleroi, Belgium from French in to German for Lambert Multimedia, Montreal, in 2000.
A very different experience is an ongoing translation of the correspondence in French and German.
As a conference guide for Taxiway, a subcontractor for Airbus in Blagnac, Toulouse, I reviewed and translated comments and technical information about the aircraft assembly process from French and English into German.
I also translated various legal documents from German to French for Agence le Monde, Montreal.
I translated a series of newspaper articles about finance and investments ffrom English to German for Investor's Group, Montreal.
Translation contracts for various clients in the fields of history, tourism, automotive industry, natural health and alternative medicine.

Proofreading in all three languages

I am a born communicator and educator. It is my passion to share my knowledge with others.

As an educator I have acquired much experience through my various positions as a Teacher for German as a Second Language. In this field I have been working with several Institutions such as University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Linguarama International Language Institute and the Anglo-German Institute in...

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Manacom Taxiway, Blagnac, France
Conference Guide trilingual
2004 - 2007
Serving as a conference guide for tourists as well as VIPs visiting the final assembly lines of Airbus airplanes in the plants of Blagnac and Colomiers. Tours in German, English and French....
Goethe-Institut, Toulouse (France)
Teacher for German as a Second Language
2004 - 2007
Teaching German lessons to groups as well as to individuals on all levels according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Several group lessons in-company . Customized...
Atribord & Associés, Toulouse (France)
German teacher
2005 - 2006
Teaching individual professionals German Customized classes - Preparing student for meetings and business trips - Writing e-mails, memos, - Correspondance (written - spoken) - Teaching reading...
Association pour la Promotion d’Initiatives Autono
2005 - 2005
Interpreter for the German delegate at two conferences (Europecovef) held in Toulouse, France about Domestic Violence (German-French) At this conference, the delegates of different countries...
Supaero, Toulouse (France)
German Teacher Freelance
2004 - 2005
Teaching German to an advanced class of Aerospace Engineers Emphasis on preparation for Goethe Institut Exams (ZMP) Discussions on news-related topics Reading / Discussion of field related...
Lambert Multimédia, Montréal, Canada (Québec)
Freelance Translator
2000 - 2000
Translation from French to German of an audio guided tour through the Space Center in Charleroi, Belgium. Lots of aerospace and aeronautics vocabulary involved. Very detailed in technical terms,...
Télélangues International, Montréal, Québec Canada
Teacher for Germans as a Second Language
1998 - 1999
Teaching German to business clients In-company training Customized lessons to diplomats at the Ministry of International Relations After I moved to Germany in September 1999, I got referred to...
Université de Montréal - SAC, Montréal, Qc, Canada
German Language Teacher
1998 - 1999
Teaching evening classes at the Cultural Activities Department Lessons with emphasis on communication skills Planning and Preparing of Lessons Preparing and producing my own materials
Agence Le Monde, Montréal, Canada (Québec)
Freelance translator
1996 - 1999
Translation (French-German-English) of legal documents like passports, drivers`s licenses, contracts and presentation in legal format. Translation and transcription of documents (written and audio)...
Linguarama, Stuttgart (Germany)
Teacher for Germans as a Second Language
1995 - 1996
Teaching German to Professionals at an International Language Insitute In School as well as In-Company . Customized language lessons. Helping Clients to adapt to German Culture and Life. Attended...
Anglo-German Institute, Stuttgart (Germany)
Teacher for German as a Second Language
1995 - 1996
Teaching German to international professionals Groups lessons as well as individuals Planning and Preparing all lessons myself Adapting curriculum to group or client Customized lessons Teamwork...
Université de Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada
Lecturer German class 101
1994 - 1994
Teaching the German Class 101 at the University during the Summer session of 1994. Planning,preparing and teaching the classes. Setting up tests and exams. Correcting tests and exams and evaluating...


Université de Montréal
Class in German as a Second Language
Université de Montréal
University Courses in translation
1998 - 1999
Université de Sherbrooke
Maitrise ès Arts
1992 - 1995
Universität Tübingen, Germany
Zwischenprüfung (equivalent of Bachelors degree)
1988 - 1992
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