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Paula Trucks-Pape Fuchsweg 1

29345 Unterlüß, Germany

Translation, Document Design, Tel. +49(0) 5827 970 300
Technical and Corporate Communication

Qualifications • Veteran language expert: experienced translator (German  English),

and writer, editor and document designer
Background • Career experience in the metal industry, manufacturing technology,
mechanical engineering, public education and the financial sector
• Personal experience in organic agriculture, the wood industry,
personal wellness, travel

Languages • American English (native language), German (fluent), Italian and

Swedish (basic reading/writing skills))

Discourse and • Engineering/Technical, Legal (including patents), Commercial,

Subject Areas Marketing/PR, Education
• Literary, Academic (Social Sciences, Arts, Humanities), Journalism
• Personal documents and correspondence

Employment • Freelance Translator

Ongoing translation projects
NOTE: • Technical documents, including patents, in manufacturing engineering and technology and logistics
References • Operating instructions for technical equipment used to machine metal surfaces
and samples • Marketing materials and business correspondence
available upon • Personal documents and correspondence
• Project Manager, Marketing and Publications
ECOROLL AG Werkzeugtechnik, Celle, Germany, Fall 2003 – present
• Information development for both technical documentation and marketing communications
(writing, editing, translation, and document production)
• Media strategy development (including corporate identity and design)
• Design and management of cost-effective methods for communicating the corporate message
(print materials, presence in Internet and other media, event planning)
• Investigation of translation/content management software solutions for storing and
reusing text and images across a range of documents and other media
• Writer, Editor, Designer
School of Engineering, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, USA, Fall 2002 – Fall 2003
• Developmental editing of academic and technical articles (also for writers using English as a
foreign language)
• Department newsletter: wrote and edited copy, redesigned layout (print, E-Mail and HTML)
• Analyzed Requests for Proposals; planned and executed appropriate response strategies
• Updated and extended department Web site
• Event planning and publicity
• English Teacher
Western Washington University, Rice Lake High School and Whitefish Bay High School,
Wisconsin, USA, Fall 1992 – Spring 2002
• Developed materials for teaching writing, literature and English as a foreign language
• Planned and executed teaching plans in cooperation with other educators
• Lead reading group for idea exchange (educational theory and practice)

Education • Spring 2003, Graduate Certificate in International Technical Communication, including coursework
toward Graduate Certificate in Translation, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, USA and
Fachhochschule Hannover, Germany
• 1997 – 2001, Coursework toward Ph.D. in Rhetoric, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, USA
• Spring 1994, M.A. in English (Writing emphasis), Western Washington University, USA
• Spring 1992, Secondary Teaching Certification, English and Teaching English as a foreign
language, University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point. USA
• Spring 1991, B.A. in English and German, University of Wisconsin at Madison, USA
• 1986 – 1987, Coursework at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Professional • American Translators Association

Memberships • tekom (der deutsche Fachverband für Technische Kommunikation und Informationsentwicklung)

Available • PC running Windows XP with Office 2000 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
computer • Macintosh running OS X with MacOffice ((Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher)
hardware and • DSL broadband connection, scanner, high quality Inkjet Printer, CD-RW drive
software (and • Other available applications: Wordfast, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, Dreamweaver
abilities) • Competence with other applications: TRADOS, SDLX, Adobe InDesign and Acrobat, Quark, Pagemaker