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The Scottish Network of the Institute of Translation & Interpreting

Kay McBurney

 MA FITI

Name

Name

Kay McBurney

Contact details

Address line 1

29 Spottiswoode Road

Town/city

Edinburgh

Post code

EH9 1BJ

Tel (work)

0131 4776866

Professional profile

Current role

Professional freelance translator

ITI membership

Fellow (FITI)

Qualifications

MA (Hons), PGDip, FITI

Postnominals

MA FITI

Translation languages

German into English

General area of expertise

Commercial, Creative

Detailed subject expertise

Corporate communications, marketing, business management, history, sailing

Profile

Over 35 years’ experience as both an in-house and freelance translator, including 10 years studying and working in Germany & Austria. I currently focus on corporate communications, website copy, policy documents and marketing collateral across topics such as sustainability, renewable energy, gender equality, migration and human rights. My wider interests include 20th century German history (especially the GDR era) and sailing.
In 2020 I was the recipient of the Goethe-Institut Award for New Translation for emerging literary translators.
I am also a member of the Society of Authors (Translators Association).
Please contact me for a full profile, links to examples of my work in the public domain and my current rates.

Software

Microsoft Office (Word/PowerPoint/Excel), SDL Trados Studio

Hardware

PC, broadband

Fulltime

Full-time

Date joined

26 years ago