Vera Dworak

Vera Dworak

I joined the team of Büro b3 on August 1, 2019. My main tasks will be part of consulting and project management in the field of terminology services. Other fields of expertise will be terminology software, terminology database setup and structure as well as terminology style guides. After having worked in tourism for a short while, I went back to the roots of my original training as a linguist and graduated as state-certified translator.

Philosophy:

Grammar police – to correct and to serve. I definitely can’t think of a motto describing me better as terminologist and enthusiastic linguist. Applying the right degree of perfection, I will boldly meet the challenges of terminology work and the subtleness of language. At last am I allowed to correct and edit to my heart’s content – without having to endure raised eyebrows in the faces of my victims. Armed with a healthy dose of curiousness and the desire for constant improvement, I am the perfect match for terminology work.

Professional career

  • 2017 – 2019: Studies in translation and interpreting for German and English with Spanish as secondary language, specializing in technology; graduated as state-certified translator and as best of my year
  • 2015 – 2017: Various positions in tourist companies with emphasis on communications & PR, marketing and customer services
  • 2011 – 2014: Studies in literature, linguistics and culture at the University of Flensburg; graduated as Master of Arts
  • 2009 – 2011: Studies in English and Scandinavian linguistics and culture at the University of Kiel; graduated as Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008 – 2013: Various part-time jobs in translation, tourism, travel guide and editing
  • 2008 – 2009: Studies in Scandinavian linguistics and history at the University of Bergen, Norway
  • 2006 – 2009: Studies in English literature and linguistics as well as Scandinavian Studies at the University of Munich

Language skills

German (native speaker), English (fluent), Norwegian (fluent), Danish (fluent), French (basic skills), Spanish (basic skills)

Industry experience

My areas of technical expertise include especially:

  • Consumer goods industry
  • Food processing industry
  • Tourism
  • Mechanical and plant engineering

Tools

A list of terminology tools, authoring and editing systems as well as other tools I have already worked with can be found here.

Memberships

  • BDÜ (Federal Association of Interpreters and Translators in Germany).

Social networks

Tools

Terminology tools

  • SDL MultiTerm: Zertifizierung
  • SDL Trados Studio: Zertifizierung
  • Wordbee
  • crossTerm
  • Synchroterm
  • TermXact

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