I am a German native speaker and offer you excellent fluency and writing skills in both German and English. I can assure you that your text will be faithfully and elegantly presented in the target language.
My background as a writer and playwright in both German and English and my love for both languages, as well as my interest in books and translation, proved to be a good foundation for becoming a translator and interpreter.
I started out in Vienna as a student of German literature, drama theory and acting. In 1986 my need to broaden my horizon led me to travel to the U.S, where I have lived ever since. I made my home in the San Francisco Bay Area and continued to study theater and writing. I also discovered my interest in translation and decided to train and work as a translator. Becoming a translator turned out to be a great way to stay in touch with my native tongue and to hone my writing skills in both languages.
I am also a trained actress and voice-over talent and have worked as both voice talent and director for many German voice-over projects in the Bay Area. Here is a sample of one of my most recent voice-over projects, a corporate video for Qualys.
I approach each project with creativity as well as a strong commitment to delivering a meticulous translation. I enjoy translating voice-over scripts and marketing material, but I also love to translate literature and children’s books and have recently begun to work on new translations of children’s books by one of my favorite German authors, Erich Kästner.