I have over 20 years of experience as a professional conference interpreter and translator. My customers include Ministries at the federal and state levels, foundations and companies from different sectors. I frequently interpret on television and the radio.
I am a member of the professional associations: Vkd and aiicthat nicely complement each other, with Vkd focusing its work on Germany and aiic following an international approach. To keep up with the latest developments of the profession, I regularly participate in the associations‘ specific training and development courses (successful negotiations, improved reading, voice training and speaking like a pro, etc.), and I also act as mentor in the Vkd’s mentoring program.
In 1999, I finished my studies at the faculty for „Interpreting, translating and applied linguistics“ of the University of the Saarland and graduated with a degree in conference interpreting for German, English and Spanish. When the German government decided to re-locate from Bonn to Berlin, I also moved to Berlin where I have been working as a private market interpreter and translator for the past 20 years. In 2000, I held a staff position at the Federal Ministry of the Interior for a few months and had the opportunity to gain experience in interpreting at the highest levels. In 2003, I participated in the high-level 2-week training course „Cambridge Conference Interpreters Course” in UK. In 2014, 2019 and 2020 I joined the course as one of the course directors. Since 2014 I have been directing a 4-week training course at the German Foreign Office for staff interpreters at German embassies abroad.
|2003||Cambridge Conference Interpreter Course,|
Refresher Course for Professional Conference Interpreters, Cambridge, UK
|1993 – 1998||University of the Saarland, Saarbruecken, Germany|
Interpreting & Translation
Degree as conference interpreter for German, English and Spanish
|1995 – 1996||University of Oviedo, Oviedo, Spain|
Hispanic Studies and History
|1992 – 1993||Eberhard-Karls-University, Tuebingen, Germany|
German & American Language and Literature
|1990||Montgomery College, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA|