American English < German Translator CAROL A MUELLER German to English Translation Services
English / German multilingual with nearly 2 decades of work experience in Germany
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I am a U.S. citizen, originally from New York, who grew up in a multi-lingual German & English-speaking environment. I have a BBA in finance and marketing management from Baruch College (CUNY, NYC, 1979). My post-college work experience began with a two-year stint on Wall Street, during which time I obtained various certifications. 

In 1981, I moved to
 Germany to work for a well-known private bank on their International Securities desk. Five years later, I accepted an offer to join a newly formed sales department at Bankers Trust in Frankfurt. The position ended in 1989 when several departments were reorganized. Thereafter, I worked for several well-known firms in a variety of capacities until my return to the United States in 1997. 

In Germany, my positions required that I communicate fluently in both German and English (often simultaneously), with colleagues and clients. 

As I was considered by management to be fluent in German, I was never actually offered the opportunity to attend a German language learning class, though the specialist seminars I attended did serve that function. 

During my years in Germany, I attended a wide variety of specialist seminars and conferences, all of which were held in German. I was almost always the only non-German participant and usually the only female. The seminars were in the areas of banking, securities, investment, IT/software/hardware and photography (i.e. composition, darkroom techniques).

While in Germany, I also assisted at a number of trade shows, such as Photokina (Photographics), Eisenwarenmesse (Hardware) and the Schmuckmesse (Jewelry).

I've been living and translating in
Jacksonville, Florida since 1997. I founded this website www.translategerman.com in March 1998.


It goes without saying that my translations - and my clients - benefit from my having lived and worked for decades in both the United States and Germany.

 


 



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