German Translator & Interpreter Karoline Spiessl

translationsNZ, based in New Zealand, is run and owned by Karoline Spiessl, a specialised German translator and interpreter. I offer translation services from English, French and Russian into German (native language), and also into English, e.g. for documents required when immigrating to New Zealand. Interpreting services include German and English.

After obtaining my translation and interpreting degrees in Germany (Dipl.-Übers.) and the UK (MSc), I worked full-time in digital marketing in Edinburgh, Scotland, which laid the foundation for my specialisation in marketing translations. In addition to marketing content, I have extensive experience in translating IT and medical texts, always following the latest developments in my fields of specialisation through continuous professional development.

I am committed to professional standards and member of the UK Institute of Translation and Interpreting and of the New Zealand Society of Translators and Interpreters, where I am actively involved.

Please click on the individual sections below to see my qualifications, specialisations, CPD and the translation tools I use.

M.A. in Translation Studies (Dipl.-Übers.) for English, Russian and German specialising in Medical Translations (FTSK Germersheim, Germany)

MSc in Translation and Conference Interpreting for English and German (Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh)

Marketing Translations: online and offline marketing texts (e.g. SEO, social media, brochures, ads)

IT Translations: user manuals, help articles, presentations, product descriptions, interfaces, etc.

Medical Translations: clinical trials, marketing materials, product descriptions, promotional material

Business Translations: external and internal communication, intranet interface, training material, etc.

Certified Translations: translation of German and Russian birth and marriage certificates, academic qualifications and similar documents into English for immigration purposes to NZ (note: no translation of drivers’ licenses)

Conference and Public Service Interpreting: remote and on-site interpreting services for conferences and in public service settings, e.g. hospitals, courts, police, and more.

Examples of recent CPD

Online CPD: Clinical Terminology in US Settings, Genes and the Human Condition; Internet History and Technology; Microeconomics; Foundations of E-Commerce

Interpreting: Interpreting for the police and justice system

Conferences: NZSTI annual conference, Berlin interpreting seminar

Book reviews: Klinische Studien: Regelwerke, Strukturen, Dokumente, Daten

Trados Studio 2011 SDL Multiterm 2011 Wordfast Pro memoQ 6.2 Idiom World Server

Have you got any questions?

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