Experience and Clients
I have worked with languages and text since 1994: In this time, I have proofread and edited English-language texts and publications, taught English to children and adults (including business clients) and translated texts from German to English as well as writing, presenting and publishing journalistic and academic pieces, being awarded several research and writing positions and scholarships throughout my academic career.
Beyond my work in languages I pursued an academic career, following my interest in contemporary history and social sciences, in particular matters of identity, language and nationhood. I gained a BSc in International History from the London School of Economics and Political Science, an MA in History of Nationalities at Boston University and an MA in Nationalism Studies at the Central European University, being awarded a distinction for my final theses at each of the institutions. Following the birth of my children in 2007 and 2009, I interrupted my PhD studies at the University of Vienna and have decided to dedicate myself fully to working in editing and translation.
I now use the experience gained in academia for my translation and editing work, specializing particularly on academic writing (humanities and social sciences as well as natural sciences) and am more than happy to conduct in-depth research on any topic and style of text I work with. I was awarded a "merit" for each of the three sections (General, Social Science, Technology) of the Chartered Institute of Linguists' Diploma in Translation, which I gained in 2013. The client list below illustrates the breadth of my experience.
My recent clients have included:
- Academic: Vienna Wiesenthal Institute, Vienna; Institut für Konfliktforschung, Vienna; Institut für den Donauraum, Vienna; Einsteinforum, Potsdam; Ecosocial Forum, Vienna; Dr. Regina Fritz, Inst. of Cont. History, Univ. of Vienna; Prof. Konrad Paul Liessmann, Inst. of Philosophy, Univ. of Vienna; Prof. Ingeborg Schemper-Sparholz, Inst. of Art History, Univ. of Vienna; Prof. Frank Stern, Inst. of Cont. History, Univ. of Vienna; Institute of Cont. History (Visual Cont. History and Culture Program), Univ. of Vienna; Martin Eybl, Inst. of Music Theory and History, Music Univ. Vienna; Dr. Rolf Lindner, Inst. f. European Ethnology, Humboldt Univ. Berlin; HochschülerInnenschaft Univ. Vienna; Dr. Peter Plener, Kakanien revisited, Vienna; Prof. Andras Kovacs, Central European University, Budapest; Jewish Studies Program, Central European University, Budapest; DWH Simulation Services & Univ. of Technology, Vienna; Jubiläumsbüro, Univ. of Vienna; Brill Publishing Company, Boston
- Arts and Culture: Lauritz (auction house), Copenhagen; Dorotheum (auction house), Vienna; Albertina (museum), Vienna; Galerienverband (galleries / fine arts), Vienna; Julia Siedl (musician); unit F büro für mode / Diesel Austria (fashion); eurozine - the netmagazine; Georg Popper (architect); Modernes Theater Wien; die drahtwarenhandlung (film, subtitling); raumschule (architecture education); Austrian National Library, Vienna; mumok Museum for Modern Art Ludwig Foundation, Vienna
- Business and Law: Proksch & Fritzsche, Frank, Fletzberger, Attorneys-at-law, Vienna; Synnecta, organizational development, Karlsruhe; Austrian Controller Institut, Vienna