EXPERIENCE, QUALIFICATIONS & EDUCATION

Translation, Transcreation, Writing & Related Experience

  • Localisation of a cosmetics online shop (target audiences: 16–25 year old beauty aficionados & professional make-up artists): 05/2020–08/2020
  • Freelance translator and editor of Louis Vuitton product descriptions at Quill Content: 05/2018–present date
  • Freelance writer of Zalando brand descriptions (German) at    Quill Content: 09/2019–11/2019
  • Freelance writer of Farfetch category descriptions (German) at Quill Content: 03/2019–05/2019
  • Language Lead for a shoes and accessories online shop: 05/2017–present date
  • Lead Editor for a designer fashion online shop:                12/2017–01/2018
  • Language Lead for a cosmetics online shop: 05/2016–09/2016 with occasional tasks to present date

Fashion Translation
Product descriptions:
  • Clothing & underwear
  • Children’s apparel
  • Designer bags (4-figure prices)
  • Fashion jewelry
  • Shoes
Other Fashion Content:
  • Editorial content
  • Online shops
  • Blog articles
  • Instructions for care
  • Style guide compilation
  • Glossary compilation
Beauty & Cosmetics Translation
  • Product descriptions
  • Training materials:

   – Hairdressing (topics: coloration, treatments, styling products)
   – Nail design 

  • Style guide & glossary compilation
  • Language Lead (online shop)
  • Health and safety guidelines
  • User manuals
  • Websites & online shops

Travel & Tourism Translation

  • Websites
  • Terms and conditions
  • Blog articles
  • Brochures
  • Visa requirements and application forms 
  • Product & service descriptions: 
   – Hotels & cruises
   – Frequent flyer programmes
   – Shore excursions
 
Education & Qualifications
Diploma in Translation,  English to German
(Chartered Institute of Linguists, UK), consisting of:

  • Unit 1 (General Translation, 2014): Distinction 
  • Unit 2 (Literature, 2017): Distinction 
  • Unit 3 (Science, 2016): Merit 
Master of Education (M. Ed.), University of Osnabrück,
Germany, 2009–2012:

  • Cosmetology (major I, thesis about artificial tan)
  • English (major II, final examination)
  • Vocational Education (area of professionalisation)

Study abroad, University of Hull, UK, 2011/2012:

  • English Literature
  • Creative Writing
Bachelor of Arts, University of Osnabrück, Germany, 2006–2009:
  • Cosmetology (major)
  • English (minor)

Continuing Professional Development

Current 

  • Copywriting course, specialising in online and audiovisual media (Institut für Lernsysteme, expected graduation 10/2020)
Completed
  • ITI Conference 2019 in Sheffield (2 full days of CPD, certified)
  • Copywriting for Translators (ProZ webinar)
  • MemSource Certified User (webinar series & exam in 2018)
  • SEO in Tourism Translation (ProZ webinar)
  • Introduction to Transcreation – Basic Approach, Tools and Requirements (ProZ webinar)
  • Translator Training by Susanne James Associates – Improver Course – Literature (distance learning)
  • Translator Training by Susanne James Associates – Improver Course – Science (distance learning)
  • The Difference between Proof Reading and Editing (ProZ webinar)
  • Shirts, Shorts and Shoes – Fashion Translation Made Easy   (ProZ webinar)

Other relevant professional experience 

  • German teacher (part time): Workers’ Educational Association, Doncaster, UK (09/2014–06/2016)
  • University teaching assistant (cosmetic research):     University of Osnabrück, Germany (10/2010–07/2011)
  • Intern (shampoo and colour technician): Bajac Hair Group, Osnabrück, Germany (07–08/2007 & 07–08/2008)