Professional Profile

Sylvia Robinson

Conference Interpreter for English, French and German

  • Over 20 years of experience in conference interpreting for industry and for international organisations
  • More than 15 years of experience as a consultant interpreter for major corporations

Academic Achievements

Germersheim University, Germany
  • Degree as an Interpreter in English and French (Dipl.-Dolmetscher), equivalent to an English MA degree
  • Ancillary subjects: Macroeconomics, Engineering lectures 
  • Thesis on the significance of non-verbal communication in Interpreting with an emphasis on gestures; a research project supported by a renowned research institute for the study of societies in Cologne with reference materials and photographic material from their own research

Mons University, Belgium

  • Interpreting classes for native French speakers:
     o English into French
     o French into English
     o French into German
  • French proficiency classes for foreign students of Interpreting

University of Applied Sciences, Cologne

  • Degree as a Translator in English and French (Dipl.-Űbersetzer), equivalent to an English M.A. degree
  • Certificate Course in Italian
  • Ancillary subjects: General Economics, the rudiments of Civil and Criminal Law and Engineering
  • Thesis on ‘England as a Trading Nation’, (comparative analysis with glossary)

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Member of the German Federal Association of Professional Interpreters and Translators (BDÜ) since 1991
  • Member of the German Federal Association of Professional Conference Interpreters (VKD) since inception in July 2003
  • Regional Representative for Region West of the VKD (2005 - 2009)
  • Chair of the Regional Committee of the VKD (2006 – 2009)
  • Member of the Interpreters and Translators’ Forum Rhein-Ruhr, NRW, Germany (2009 - 2010)
  • Cash Auditor of the VKD (2012 – 2019)
  • Member of the ITI, Institute of Translation and Interpreting, England () from (2014 – 2019)
  • Member of IAPTI, International Association of Professional Translators and Interpreters, since

Kernbereiche der Dolmetschtätigkeit:

  • Medicine, medical devices, pharmaceutics,
  • IT
  • abrasives, engineering
  • marketing
  • sociology
  • archaeology
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