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Petra Schweitzer, M.A.

Telephone   413-325-1875
Fax   866-378-8230

18 Woodsia Ridge
Greenfield, MA 01301 USA

My Services

Document Translation

  • English to German (and German to English, depending on the material)
  • Specializations include environmental translations, renewable energies, and climate change - projects in other areas are accepted as well
  • Scheduled and rush services available
  • All translations always delivered on time or earlier - in the format you desire
  • Culturally accurate and linguistically consistent translations, always written specifically for your target audience
  • Quality assured through close attention to your specifications, meticulous research, and a rigorous examination of the final product
  • Daily back-ups on a secure network guarantee the safety of your documents

Transcription

  • German and English language transcriptions and English to German translations of analog and digital audio materials
  • Accepted formats include cassette tape, compact disc, VHS tape, and DVD (European PAL or North American NTSC format). Other formats are available - please to discuss your needs
  • All translations of audio materials are subject to the same meticulous research and quality control standards as my document translations

Proofreading and Copy-editing

  • Thorough proofreading of texts translated into German to make certain that they are accurate and read like an original
  • Careful proofreading of English and German source texts
  • Copy-editing of English and German texts to eliminate factual errors, textual inconsistencies and to ensure a logical and well-managed flow of content

Website Localization

  • Culturally and technically accurate translations of your website
  • Localization of all aspects of your website, including pictures, symbols and content to ensure you reach your target audience in culturally appropriate ways
  • Web design work provided by your web designer or my own

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My Qualifications

  • Native German speaker
  • B.A. in English and German Linguistics and Literature, University of Konstanz, Germany
  • M.A. in English Literature, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Currently completing a Certificate in Renewable Energies/Energy Efficiency at Greenfield Community College
  • Professional translator for local and international businesses and organizations, as well as individuals since 2007
  • Volunteer translator since 2002
  • Member, ATA, NETA, NESEA

Please for a complete copy of my résumé.

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My Rates

Document Translation

  • Rates depend on the difficulty, volume and deadline of the project. Preferred rates may be available for repetitive texts, non-technical texts, and for clients with large ongoing volumes of work.

Transcription

  • Fees are calculated on an hourly basis and depend on the quality and complexity of the source material.

Proofreading and Copy-editing

  • Fees are calculated on an hourly basis.

Website Localization

  • Rates and fees depend on the material and on whether I work with your web designer or my own.

Please for a free quote on your project.

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My Computer Software and Equipment

  • SDL TRADOS 2009 Studio and SDL TRADOS 2007 Suite translation memory software, word processing and spreadsheet software, Scribus DTP
  • PC Desktop and MacIntosh Laptop with daily back-ups on a secure network, high-speed internet access, fax machine, scanner, copy machine, document shredder

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