Profile

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Training

1998:
Master of Arts (Honours) in Linguistics, University of Edinburgh

1999:
Postgraduate Diploma in Conference Interpreting and Translation, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

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Preferred subjects

  • Business and finance
  • Labour relations
  • European patent law
  • International youth work
  • Energy
  • EU affairs
  • Cultural affairs (especially music)
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Career

1999–2002:
In-house translator, interpreter and project manager in the Language Services department of a DAX group

Since 2002:
Freelance conference interpreter for German and English

2008-2017:
Lecturer in Conference Interpreting at Cologne University of Technology, Arts, Sciences

Since 2010:
Accredited Conference Interpreting Agent (ACI) for the European institutions

Since 2013:
Lecturer in Conference Interpreting at ZHAW University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

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About me

  • Rhineland resident, born on the south coast of England, raised in Bavaria

  • Member of Kreuzkirche choir in Bonn

  • President of the German national association of conference interpreters VKD (responsible for junior interpreters, market monitoring and remote interpreting)

  • Former mentor for VKD’s junior interpreter support scheme


    Passionate about:
    music, cinema, wine and food, France and (the) French, the sea and the mountains
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Memberships

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Networking

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