About me

I knew early on that I wanted to become a translator. After graduating from school, however, I studied to become a physical therapist and even worked in that field for several years. I still benefit from the knowledge and experience I acquired back then, and I wouldn't trade them for the world.

I've been working as a state-certified translator for English and German since 2014. In the beginning, I translated specialized texts from medical and sports-related fields. Shortly thereafter, I started translating non-fiction books and eventually fiction. Today, my focus is on translating mysteries and romance novels from English into German. I work for both publishing houses and self-publishers. Continuing education is very important to me; I won't hesitate to travel even long distances to participate in a seminar, conference or event that interests me.

Professional Associations, Memberships

German Federal Association of Interpreters and Translators (BDÜ)
American Translators Association (ATA)
German Literary Translators' Association (VdÜ)
Sisters in Crime (SinC)
Mörderische Schwestern
Romance Writers of America (RWA)
Texttreff.de – das Netzwerk wortstarker Frauen

Continuing Education

2-week on-site courses

British Life and Culture, Eastbourne, UK, 2014
Contemporary English, Cambridge, UK, 2014

Courses lasting several days

Translating Genre Fiction, 2013
“Translating Fiction” Summer Academy, 2011

Online courses

Introduction to Forensic Science, Singapore University, 2015
Identifying the Dead, University of Dundee, 2015

Workshops

Introduction to Editing, 2015
Self-publishing for Editors, 2014
How to Format an Ebook, 2014
Editing I, 2013
Typical English, Typical German III, 2014
Typical English, Typical German II, 2012
Typical English, Typical German I, 2010
Translating Genre Fiction, 2012

Conferences and Trade Fairs

Frankfurt Book Fair, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Annual Meeting of Literary Translators, Wolfenbüttel/Germany, 2014, 2015
Annual Conference of Romance Writers of America, New York, 2015
ATA Conference, Miami, 2015
ATA Conference San Antonio, 2013
ATA Conference San Diego, 2012
ATA Conference Boston, 2011