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Miriam J. Schmidt, M.A., MBA
State-examined translator for the English language
Sworn translator appointed by the court
Member of the Federal Association of Interpreters and Translators
(Bundeversband der Dolmetscher und Übersetzer (BDÜ))
Lilienweg 6
35578 Wetzlar
Germany
Born 1978
Phone: +49 6441-7898210
Mobile: +49 178 474 56 81
E-mail: miriam.schmidt@wortundsinn.com

 

Education

October 2007 – October 2008          
Studies at the Europa-Institut of the Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany
Master of Business Administration with emphasis on European economy, marketing and personnel, information and media management                                                 
Final grade: 16, 5 pts (very good)   
June – September 2008  
         
Master Thesis at the Institute for Consumer and Behavioural Research at Saarland University on the topic „Images of age groups and their impact on product policy”                                                                               
Final grade: 16 pts (good)
August 2001 – May 2003           
Studies at Kent State University, Kent, OH, USA        
Master of Arts – Translation Studies
Major: English-German
Master thesis topic: „Americanisms in the modern German language“                                               
Final GPA: 3.394
February – June 2001          
Semester abroad at the Universitat de València, Valencia, Spain
October 1998 – February 2001          
Studies at Leipzig University, Leipzig, Germany  
Translation Studies
Major: English and Spanish                                           
Final grade Vordiplom: 2.1 (good)


Work experience

June 2009 – October 2010          
Temporary contract via doculine VerlagsGmbH                       
Head of Language Services at Aareal Bank AG, Wiesbaden
                 
Duties: Heading the internal language service, incl. project management, translations, proofreading, corporate wording, maintenance of terminology database
August 2006 – July 2007           
Temporary contract at the Clemens Brentano European School, Lollar, Germany 
Teacher for English, Spanish and German as a foreign language (DAF)
Duties: Instructing of English, Spanish and DAF classes from 5th – 13th grade
March – May 2006           
Temporary contract at the Schwingbach Comprehensive School, Rechtenbach, Germany  
English teacher
Duties: Instructing of English classes from 5th – 10th grade
June 2005 – March 2006          
Housekeeper and mother
October 2004 – May 2005          
Part-time Spanish instructor at Kent State University, Kent, OH, USA
Duties: Instructing of Spanish Elementary I and Elementary II classes
Dec 2003 – October 2004          
Maternity leave
June – November 2003          
Full-time contract at Agnew Tech-II, Westlake Village, CA, USA
Project Manager
Duties: Managing/Coordinating projects, starting with the preparation of the job (rekeying, developing instructions for translation team, scheduling translators, editors, proofreaders) until the completion of the project (supervising translation teams, keeping deadlines, scheduling DTP), as well as communication and follow-up with the client and QC
August 2001 – May 2003          
Teaching Assistant in the Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies at Kent State University, Kent, OH, USA
Duties: Instructing of Spanish Elementary classes, conversation hours and Spanish Tutoring

Self-Employment (avocational)

Since 2005          
Translation Bureau Miriam J. Schmidt
Translations German <> English in various fields

Stay abroad

April – May 2000          
Intense Language Course at Samperecenter S.A., Cuenca, Ecuador

Additional Qualifications

May - December 2010                       
German state examination for translators
Languages          
German            native
English            fluent
Spanish           fluent
Italian             basic knowledge
French             basic knowledge
Computer skills                     
MS Office 98/2000/XP (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Adobe Acrobat, acrossV5

Interests

Languages, reading, working out, travel, my family and friends