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The Scottish Network of the Institute of Translation & Interpreting

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

Freelance translator

ITI membership

Qualified member (MITI)

Qualifications

MITI, MA (Hons), PGDip

Translation languages

German into English

General area of expertise

Commercial, Creative

Detailed subject expertise

Corporate communications, marketing, business management, history, sailing

Profile

After some 35+ years in the business, I have accumulated extensive experience as a translator, both in-house and freelance, including 10 years studying and working in Germany & Austria. I currently focus on the more creative end of the spectrum, translating website copy, policy documents, corporate communications and marketing collateral across topics as diverse as sustainability, renewable energy, gender equality, migration and human rights. I am a keen yacht sailor and am interested in 20th century German history, especially the GDR era. Please contact me for a full profile, links to examples of my work in the public domain and my current rates.
I was the recipient of the 2020 Goethe-Institut Award for New Translation which is presented to emerging literary translators.
Member of the Society of Authors (Translators Association)

Software

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

Hardware

PC, broadband

Fulltime

Full-time

Name

Name

Kay McBurney