CV Übersetzerin Elke Fehling (EN)


German native speaker, living in Cologne, Germany
Translations from English, French & Dutch into German

I spent a lot of time abroad, i.e. in France, Belgium & the US and I do understand the culture of the different countries

Computer Hard- & Software, Software Localization, Databases, Telecommunication, Automation, but also many kinds of general texts

Working hours

Usually on weekdays from 8 am to 8 pm CET, very flexible, sometimes also on the weekends


Windows 10, Microsoft Office 2010, SDL Trados Studio 2017, Star Transit, Adobe Photoshop, HTML

Main quality as a translator

I am very reliable, always on time, but what I am most proud of is that due to my vast experience I am able to produce texts that sound as if they were originally written in German!

 I don’t translate legal or financial texts!

 Professional Career

Freelance Translator
Cologne (since 07/2002) and Brussels (from 10/1989 – 08/1992), in between part-time

Some recent projects:

  • Translation of technical descriptions of baggage handling systems (from English to German)
  • Translation/auditing of websites and SEO content from English, Dutch & French to German
  • Translation/adaptation of technical manuals for automation companies
  • Translation of marketing texts for telecommunications providers (from Dutch & French to German)
  • Translation/proofreading of brochures/manuals/websites for an international lifestyle company (from English to German)
  • Translation of image brochures for several European IT companies (from Dutch, French & English to German)
  • Translation manuals (& more) for several international technical companies (English & Dutch to German)

Cologne (07/2001 – 03/2003)
Sales Coordinator
for a local telecommunications company
ish GmbH & Co. KG (now Unity Media)

Cologne (07/2000 – 06/2001)
Head of Production for a TV production company
Gum Studios GmbH

Cologne (11/1994 – 06/2000)
Medical Data Systems Assistant
for an international pharmaceutical company

Rhône-Poulenc Rorer Arzneimittel GmbH (now Sanofi)

Overrath (06/1994 – 11/1994)
Export Clerk for a distributor of toys and advertising material
BMA Delta GmbH

Cologne (09/1992 – 05/1994)
Secretaryfor a steel export company
CMM Export GmbH


University of Applied Sciences Cologne (1986 – 1992)
Graduation: Diplom-Übersetzerin (~ Master of Arts in Translating) for English & Frenc

University of Cologne (1985 – 1986)
English, French, Italian

Lincoln Memorial University (Tennessee/USA) (1984/1985)

Nicolaus Cusanus Gymnasium, Bergisch Gladbach (1984)