Personal Profile
Professional Career
1971-77·University of Auckland
1975-76·Graduated Bachelor of Arts (BA) in German & French
1977-78·Graduated Master of Arts (MA) in German
1981-87·Language courses at the Goethe Institut (German) and at the Institut Français (French) at the French Embassy in Wellington, New Zealand
1986·Examination for & award of Zertifikat Deutsch als Fremdsprache des deutschen Hochschulverbands at the Goethe Institut, in Wellington, New Zealand
1/1989·Arrived in Germany
1992-93·Translation course (Ger.-Eng. & Eng.-Ger.) at Private Sprachschule Werner Trodler, Ludwigshafen/Rhein. Awarded in-house certificate.
1996-98·Traineeship and qualification as Management Assistant in Wholesaling & Foreign Trade) Mannheim Chamber of industry & Commerce, Mannheim
7/1998·Course, examination & certificate in "Le Français à Usage Professionnel (Professional French) from the International Certificate Conference through the Volkshochschule, Mannheim
11/1998-2/99·Course & certificate in "Sachbearbeitung Außenhandel" ("Processing Foreign Trade Documentation") at the Akademie für Welthandel, Frankfurt am Main
2001·Became a freelance translator for German>English
2005-09·Gained Diploma in Translation from Chartered Institute of Linguists, London, UK.
2010·Joined the BDÜ, the German Interpreters' and Translators' Association (Hessen state branch)