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Personal Details

  User Name Friederike G. Lohse
  City/Country Norwich, United Kingdom
  Contact Preference Email
  Category Freelancer

Profession & Experience

  Education 2010: MA Applied Translation Studies, UEA 2000: MBA, Open University 1989: Foreign-Language Correspondent 1982: A-level
  Yrs of Experience 20 yrs.
  Softwares Used Microsoft Office Pro 2003, OpenOffice.org 3.0, WordFast
  Hardware Used HP Compaq nx7300, 2 GB RAM, 1.7 GHz; cable internet access
  ResumeClick here to download


Language & Specialization

  Native Language German
  Skills Translation, Proof Read
  Specialization Accounting & Auditing, Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Building & Construction, Business, Computer: General, Computer: Hardware, Computer: Networking, Computer: Software, Contracts, Engineering: Civil & Hydraulic, European Union, General, Industry and Technology, Internet


Service Billing Rates

Source-Target LanguagesRate / WordRate / Hour
English  -  German0.06  GBP50.00  GBP
German  -  English0.06  GBP50.00  GBP


Experience Summary

2007 onwards: FGL Business Services, Norwich, UK Owner Freelance translation services, especially for business agreements and contracts, project management documents, technical literature, EU Technical Approvals, in addition to IT and business consultancy.
2003 – 2007: The National Deaf Children’s Society, London Information Systems Manager At the same time, I kept providing freelance translation services, mainly for EU Technical Approvals and EU Standardisation.
2002 - 2003: INTHERMO AG, Sankt Augustin, Germany Head of IT In addition, I translated all product-related documentation into English prior to UK market entry.
IT Manager
In addition, throughout my time with BDF I translated all their publications into English for publication online and as yearbooks.
1995 – 1996: TEXTILWERK HANS HAGEMANN GMBH & CO KG Assistant to the CEO I provided administrative support for the CEO and board members. This included preparing correspondence in German, French and English, reviewing and analysing sales statistics, and collating data for the company annual report.
Skills& Courses
IT Skills
Operating Systems:
Windows 2003, Windows 2000 Server and Workstation, Windows NT 4.0 and 3.51, both Server and Workstation; RedHat Linux 7.0, Novell Netware 4.12 and 4.11; INTERACTIVE UNIX System V Release 4.
Wordfast, Trados, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Office 2007, 2003, 2000 and 97, Adobe Acrobat 6.0, 5.0, and 4.0, MindManager 8, 2002 and 3.51, cobra Address-Plus 9.0, 8.0 and 6.0 (SQL database/CRM), SelectLine (order processing and CRM), Arachnophilia and PageBreeze (HTML editors), Wise ftp (ftp upload programme), Pegasus (eMail client), Tobit DVISE (David Information Server Engine) and FaxWare; Novell GroupWise 5; Uniplex (text processing), ABAS-EKS (order processing).
• German –mother tongue
• English – proficient
• French – fluent
• British Sign Language – level 1
• Latin - slightly rusty