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Karin Maack
State Certified Translator   
English - German
Translating is actually a long-time passion of mine. When I was at school I wanted to become a translator – but my English teacher thought that everybody was able to understand English and that I’d better learn Arabic or Chinese. Unfortunately, I was not interested in those languages at that time.

So I first took an apprenticeship in a local bank company and - after completing it - worked there for a short time. Then I followed my other passion and studied music at the conservatory in Stuttgart. After that I taught piano at a music school for young people, was a member in two choruses and directed a singing society. Then I started a family, and in the following years I was mainly occupied with our three daughters. Music became a hobby, so did languages.

After some years, I got more and more interested in English language again – at one point, I wanted to do it properly and started a translator training which I completed with a state certificate. At that time, I was already translating magazine articles. Since then I have been translating – among other things – sewing patterns, catalogues and some non-fiction books, for example about fashion or painting. Since 2005, I have been a member of VdÜ, a German translators’ association.

Apart from music and languages (I also speak and understand French and Italian), my areas of interest are fine art (with practical experience in painting and drawing), martial arts (I hold a green belt in Aikido), fashion design (I sew - meanwhile only a small - part of my own clothes), and film/theatre. Moreover I am interested in spirituality.

I am curious enough to become acquainted with new areas of expertise. Just ask me.
Text Types
certificates of birth
certificates of death
certificates of marriage
dialog books
magazine articles
popular non-fiction books
press releases
teaching material
travel guides

Specialized Fields
fine arts
light fiction
martial arts
tourism and travel
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