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silkec 

I am a native German translator,and have been studying Law, Marketing and Advertising in Germany followed by International Communication in New York. For a number of years I worked for marketing and advertising agencies in Cologne, New York and Johannesburg. After representing German manufacturers with my own company for 14 years in South Africa, and the family's relocation to the UK, I started working as a freelance translator in 2009. In my spare time I started studying veterinary homeopathy and have been designing musical kuers for equestrian events at all levels since 2000.
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18 reviews
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Recent Reviews

Experience

Translator

Aug 2009

I am working from my home office, equipped with high speed broadband, PC, fax and scanner on transcription, proof reading and translation projects of all kinds, inclusive website content, SEO, documents, dictionaries and literature. I am specializing though in the following: Marketing: gambling, product research, product descriptions, marketing brochures (recent work: , , , , , , ) Med

Owner

Feb 1996 - May 2009 (13 years)

My company consisted of 2 sections, a retail shop with 3 employees and a wholesale department with 1 employee. I was managing both sides of the business in all aspects of management, marketing and advertising, inclusive web design. The retail shop incorporated children's toys accessories and furniture, specializing in German products. My company was distributor in South Africa for various well known brands, i.e. HABA, Selecta, Coppenrath Verlag, Hess, LutzMauder Verlag and Heless. On a daily bas

Marketing Assistant

Mar 1994 - Jan 1995 (10 months)

Due to a restricted work permit I was employed as a marketing assistant in the client service department to work directly with the manager servicing "Pick n' Pay" (largest chain of supermarkets in South Africa). On a daily basis I was working with graphic designers, photography and print. I organized meetings with the client and prepared performance charts for the management.

Business Intern

Sep 1993 - Nov 1993 (2 months)

As part of my studies at SUNY New York I worked as a business intern in the account management division for the Senior Vice President of the company for a period of 2 months. As part of my duties I was involved in organizing the marketing activities of Borden Inc. at the New York Marathon, I was producing competitive advertising analysis for Palmer's Inc and I developed a review of the market for a new prospective client.

Marketing Manager

Jun 1991 - Jun 1993 (2 years)

As part of co-educational studies at Business School I was working on marketing projects and campaigns in the retail sector, inclusive AGFA, Bausch & Lomb, Gilden Koelsch and CocaCola. I was working closely with printers and the clients to coordinate the implementation of their marketing campaigns. In addition I did general secretarial work and produced analysis for the management. After receiving my marketing diploma I was employed for a period of 6 month managing existing marketing projects for AGF

Assistant/Consultant

Sep 1989 - Dec 1990 (1 year)

As part of my University studies I worked as part time secretary and assistant. My main duties consisted of audio typing, filing, and basic accounts management. After 8 months I started seeing prospective clients for first interviews.

Education

Diploma

1991 - 1993 (2 years)

Certificate

1993 - 1993 (1 month)

1. Exam

1985 - 1989 (4 years)

Veterinary Practitioner and Homoeopath

2009 - 2014 (5 years)

Certifications

Marketing (1993)

Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Cologne

Official certification as marketing specialist.

Marketing (1993)

Jsoef-Du-Mont Business College

Marketing Degree Results in detail: German: excellent; Political Science: excellent; Accountancy: excellent; Data Processing: good; General Economics: good

International Communication Degree (1994)

SUNY New York

Results in detail: English for International Business Communication: excellent; Marketing: excellent

Veterinary Practitioner (2014)

BTB Germany