Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. Translation of user manuals for industrial machinery, consumer products, medial equipment as well as marketing copy for various products and services. German voice over for sales videos, online learning, testing and training modules. I worked on projects for companies such as Apple, Adidas, Harley-Davidson and Lotus.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Consult the brochure Translation - Buying a Non-Commodity published by the American Translators Association at http://www.atanet.org/docs/translation_buying_guide.pdf and feel free to discuss any questions with me
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. It's a good idea to consult the brochure Getting it Right published by the American Translators Association at http://www.atanet.org/docs/Getting_it_right.pdf before hiring a translation professional. That way most all of the potential issues have been considered ahead of time. Please feel free to discuss with me any additional questions.
Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?
A. Read the following books which will give you a great introduction to the translation and interpreting industries:
Corinne McKay, How to succeed as a freelance translator
Chris Durban, The Prosperous Translator
Judy A. Jenner and Dagmar V. Jenner, The Entrepreneurial Linguist: The Business-School Approach to Freelance Translation