With a German Postgraduate Degree in Translation and Interpreting, 8 years of experience as a translator (freelance and in-house) and a passion for environmental and social justice, human rights and the outdoors, I offer personable and high-quality translation, interpreting and consultancy services.
I specialise in law (including international and asylum law), human rights, environmental and social justice issues, low-impact living/travel and EU policies. My languages are German, English and Spanish.
I am an associate member of the UK-based Institute of Translation and Interpreting, a fully qualified member of the German Federal Association of Interpreters and Translators (BDÜ) and part of the Interpreters’ Cooperative RICOL. When it comes to translation processes, I am as familiar with the project management side of things as I am with using translation tools and terminology databases.
My experience of working as a freelancer is complemented by some extra knowledge and skills in the fields of renewable energy, sustainable development and human rights, gained through a few theoretical and practical courses and a one-year in-house translation position with Amnesty International. Oh, and through being an activist and environmentalist who is a little bit obsessed with resilient systems and low-impact living!
Apart from my freelance translation work, I have worked for the Bristol Zero Tolerance initiative on women’s rights and volunteered for Amnesty UK as a Regional Media Support Officer for the South of England. Currently I am keeping busy tending my allotment, doing volunteer work locally, and learning all about permaculture design systems on the Practical Sustainability Course with Shift Bristol.
So… if you are an organisation working on environmental, social justice or human rights issues, I am particularly keen to hear from you. Whether you would like your website translated, need simultaneous interpretation for your next conference, or are looking for anything in between – get in touch and I will see how I can help!