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Guido Smets

Freelance Language Service Provider (English/German) since 2013

My key qualifications are my many years of experience in translation, editing, terminology work and my enthusiasm for technology. But I also have a degree from the University of Applied Sciences in Flensburg: "BA International Technical Communication" with a specialisation in "Technical Translation".
After working with the automotive supplier Bosch in a permanent position and extensive stays abroad, I started my own business in 2013. I have been working for direct clients and agencies from around the world ever since, which gave me the opportunity to gain deep insights into various areas.
I am a member of BDÜ, the German Federal Association of Interpreters and Translators, and of tekom, the German Society for Technical Communication. This lets me keep in touch with the industry and enables me to pursue professional development so I always stay up to date.
I care greatly about my clients. Quick responses to e-mails and on-time deliveries are a matter of course for me. Contact me today and I will be happy to help you.






Professional Associations

  • Translation of technical standards for the German Institute for Standardization

  • Translation of manuals and process specifications for the world’s leading automotive supplier

  • Translation of the entire documentation for a form, fill and seal packaging machine

  • Translation of white papers and technical specifications for a large European
    electricity grid operator

  • Translation of manuals for industrial sorting machines

  • Translation of university lectures on physics and electrical engineering

  • Translation of a catalogue for a large Japanese forklift truck manufacturer

  • Degree course in Technical Translation at the University of Applied Sciences in Flensburg, Germany
    Focus: English <-> German translation of documentation in mechanical and
    electrical engineering, information technology, localization.
    Degree: B.A. in Technical Translation

  • Six months internship with a translation agency in London, UK

  • Degree Course in Audio Engineering at the SAE-College in Hamburg,
    Germany; Degree: Audio Engineer Diploma

  • Secondary schooling with a focus on mechanical engineering
    Degree: Higher education entrance certificate

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