Robin Lea Black
Languages: German Translation, German to English, English to German
Snapshot: I’m a freelance translator/editor (German into English) providing real-time, top-notch quality translations to businesses, individuals and governmental organizations. My translating and editing service is highly confidential and my rates are reasonably priced and negotiable.
Personal Information Family status: Single Nationality: American Date of birth: May 26, 1964 Place of birth: Hollywood, California, U.S.A. Parents: Robert B. Black, B.A., M.A., C.P.A. (tax advisor) Virginia M. Black, B.A., M.A. (teacher)
Education University of South Alabama 1983 – 1986 President’s Scholarship – Mobile, Alabama University of Passau 1986 – 1988 Scholarship, Exchange Student – Passau, Germany Degree: December 1988 (University of South Alabama) B.A. – Bachelor of Arts, cum laude Dual major: German and Romance Studies Minors: French / Sociology Professional Experience Self-employed as Translator / Editor, Düsseldorf Since 05/2006 A.T. Kearney GmbH, Düsseldorf Translator / Editor 07/1996 – 04/2006 Returned to my family in the U.S. due to private reasons 04/1995 – 06/1996 KPMG Deutsche Treuhand-Gesellschaft AG, Düsseldorf Administrative Assistant / Translator 11/1994 – 03/1995 Henkel-Ecolab GmbH & Co. OHG, Düsseldorf Administrative Assistant 04/1994 – 09/1994
Professional Experience (cont.) Law Firm Droste Kilius Triebel, Düsseldorf Foreign Language Correspondent / Translator 01/1992 – 03/1994 Union Air Transport GmbH, Düsseldorf (a subsidiary of Klöckner Werke AG) Translator (for German and Spanish) 02/1989 – 12/1991 Loher GmbH, Passau, Germany Part-time job as an English teacher 1987 Adams County Private Industry Training Division Denver, Colorado, U.S.A. Secretary (Spanish language support) Summer vacation 1984 Degussa Corporation, Mobile, Alabama, U.S.A. Translator (patents) Four jobs in 1984 Air South, Inc., Mobile, Alabama, U.S.A. (charter airline) Part-time job as a secretary 1981 – 1982 Foreign Languages English (native language) German (fluent – written and spoken) Spanish (fluent – written and spoken) French (good knowledge) Italian (basic knowledge)
Other Talent for client communication and organization Independent development of an online dictionary for A.T. Kearney Word, WordPerfect, PowerPoint, Harvard Graphics, Excel, Access, Operating Systems Windows and Apple MacIntosh Stenography (English) Studied abroad in Belgium, Spain and Germany