My name is Susanne Kraetschmer and I am a professional German translator based in Portland, Oregon. I offer boutique translating and interpreting service to small and medium sized companies, translation agencies as well as individuals.
I was born and raised in Germany and hold a translation and interpretation degree from the Institute for Foreign Languages at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany. The subject matters I am specialized in is technical, marketing and business communication translation. I am one of only a few US-based German native speakers listed on the website of the German Embassy in San Francisco to have a German court certification as well as a certification through the American Translators Association (ATA). Due to the fact that I have lived in the United States for more than 15 years, I possess a multicultural background and a deep understanding of the American culture.
In addition to my work as a freelancer, I support the local translation and interpretation industry as an active member of the Oregon Society of Translators and Interpreters – a non-profit organization for which I have served several years on the Board of Directors and as the Membership Committee Chairperson.
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