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One of our exceptional German translators wins an industry award

Posted 27 September 2018

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27th September 2018

A Professional German anglophile who has made Stockport her home and language her livelihood is celebrating an industry award win.

At the Association of Translation Companies (ATC) Language Industry Summit Awards 2018 on Thursday (20th Sept), Heidi Kerschl was named Freelancer of the Year for her Professional German Translation Services. The awards celebrate excellence within the UK profession which operates across all sectors and time zones.

Bilingual Heidi moved to the UK from Munich in 1991 to work as an English to German freelance translator. Her specialisms are IT, technology, marketing, recruitment and training. She was nominated for the award by at ALM Translations which has offices in Warwickshire, Birmingham and London.

As well as translation, Heidi helps the team with quality assurance by reviewing the work of other German translators and assesses recruitment tests to ensure ALM only appoints high-calibre linguists.

Director Rachel Coleman said: “Heidi is an exceptional translator and on a personal level, an excellent colleague. We had mixed reviews from clients when handling English-German translations as they seem to be very particular about the style they like, but since we have been working with Heidi, who either translates or reviews for us, we have had consistently good feedback.

“Heidi is our go-to translator as we are always confident when she works on a document it’s going to be spot on.”

Heidi said she was delighted with the award, which was presented at the ATC gala dinner at the Hilton Hotel in Cardiff.

She said: “Thank you to the team at ALM for nominating and supporting me. Translators can only produce their best work in collaboration with great colleagues.”

ALM Translations, established in 2002, was itself an ATC award finalist in the category Company of the Year.


Contact: For further information about this news release, please contact Sarah Thomas, of Word Association, on 01455 614333 or email sarah@wordassociation.co.uk

 Notes to editors:

 The Association of Translation Companies

The Association of Translation Companies (ATC) is the world’s longest established professional association representing the interests of Language Service Providers.

It is the leading voice for companies operating in the UK’s expanding language services industry, which is worth more than £1 billion and employs more than 12,000 people.

Having been formed in 1976 by a group of translation companies in Britain, the ATC has expanded significantly over the last 40 years and now has members from all over the world.

Visit https://atc.org.uk/ to find out more.


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