|Language is a passion of mine.
|Sondra Schalk MA
|Language has been a passion of mine
for as long as I can remember. I first began translating and teaching English as a second language while I still lived
in Berlin, Germany, where I was born, raised and educated. I have been working as a language professional while I was
in Germany and started interpreting as well, after moving to the United States, Florida. I have an established
career in teaching, translating and interpreting. I work under contract and as an independent contractor for
various institutes, the District Court, language associations, corporations and individuals, such as "Arena Synchron
Berlin", "Video & Sound Studio GmbH" in Berlin, Germany, "Talk International", "Inlingua",
"The Global Institute of Languages and Culture", Law firms and Film Institutes, prior to becoming an independent
language professional by starting my own business. I am listed as a professional language expert with the General German
Consulate in Miami, and I am a sworn in Court interpreter under contract with the District Court of Florida, Middle District
of Florida. I earned my Master's Degree through the Elite University "Freie Universität" in Berlin, Germany by studying "Northamerican Studies and Music/Theatre and science" with emphasis on literature and
culture, and also attended the U.C.L.A. in L.A., California, as part of an academic exchange program of the "DAAD"
(German Academic Exchange Council in Bonn, Germany). While my career as a language professional and educator has been
established with constant progress, so too has my continuous passion for language as the ultimate communicative "connecting
link" between different cultures and people in general. Translators - as well as Interpreters - enable communication
across cultures by translating one language into another. As the world grows smaller each day by faster ways of travel
and communication, the level and demand of an inter-connective knowledge of language between individuals and businesses,
increases more and more.
am an experienced German Native-speaker / translator and interpreter for the German and English language. My goal is
to provide individual and efficient expert solutions for businesses and individuals. Each translation and assignment is
custom-tailored to the unique needs of each client. Therefore I cover a wide range of interesting topics, focusing
on the widening of the cultural horizon and on building a communicative bridge and therefore language connection between
groups and individuals of all different interests and fields.
a personal level - language and exploring different cultures, and enabling people and businesses to communicate with each
other, who otherwise would not even be able to tie connections, due to the language barrier, makes this profession especially
rewarding for me. I gained Dual Citizenship (German and American citizenship), since I feel so strongly connected to
both cultures and languages. Being strongly connected to both cultures gives a vast
insight into politics, history, cultural background and language, and therefore the capability of precise, true and accurate
translation is given. I can read the hidden knowledge between the lines. Very patient, accurate, highly creative and
experienced in the field (almost 2 decades), I will provide you with the most accurate, precise and best suited
and yet, affordable translation for your individual needs.
|German Translator and Interpreter
|German to English and English to GermanTranslator and Interpreter
Sondra Schalk MA
Information: Translator and Interpreter
(German/English), German Language Instructor.
Member of the American Translators
Association (ATA-#: 246405)
Fax: See below
Tel.: 954 240-1395
Providing accurate translations for corporations, language institutes and private individuals on assignment and under
contract since 18 years (general, legal, immigration, website, media, literature, legal correspondence, certified/notarised
translations, interpretations, voice over).
Directory Listing at the ATA:
Service(s)||Document translation, expert in German document translation, Immigration
papers and documents, legal translation, business correspondence, corporate communication, marketing, Medical translation,
editing, document review, media, art and entertainment, voice-over, subtitling, Localization, Proofreading|
|Experience||16 - 20 Years|
|T&I Degree||Yes |
|Areas of Specialization|
Advertising & public relations
Literature-theory & criticism
Sondra Schalk, MA, Translator and interpreter, Working Language Pairs: German - English, English - German,
on assignment and under contract since 20 years.
Providing accurate translations for corporations, language institutes
and private individuals on assignment and under contract since 20 years.
Court interpreter under contract with the
U.S. District Court of Florida.
Subject areas: Legal and medical translation, Relocation, Immigration, Corporate,
Private, Advertising and Marketing, Finance and Banking, Travel and Tourism, Localisation, Art, Business General, Literature,
German Instructor for the “Global Institute of Languages and Culture, Inc.” in Plantation,
Florida, "Talk International", "Inlingua","German School of Ft. Lauderdale", "Alliance
This is the dominant target language
into English |
English into German