Amerikanische  Übersetzungen von/by Sherey M. Gould





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To apply my anomalous combination of creative abilities and organizational skills in providing correct, coherent and absorbing translations between the unique German language and the singular version of English that has evolved into American English.

I enjoy working with strong companies that can recognize and utilize
such an atypical combination of talents and abilities.


10/97- present             AmiPros / SHEREY GOULD TRANSLATIONS (own firm)

Providing German to (American-)English translations and administrative/ creative assistance in a diverse variety of fields with the main emphasis on the technical and entertainment/communication domains

For partial list of clients, please see Clients&Compliments page.

For sample translations, please see Sample Translations page.

(Additional recent examples or individually-produced samples available upon request)


 8/91- 12/97                 GRÜNECKER, KINKELDEY, STOCKMAIR (patent law firm) Munich

English-language Secretary/Clerk for patent and trademark applications.
Responsible for all work of two letterhead partners 1991-1993.
(includes Baby-Pause: 1993-1996) Secretary to No. 1 letterhead partner 1996-1997.
Intensive technical text editing, contact with international clients.

 8/89 - 4/90                   D.A. PORTER & CO., INC. Boston, MA

Returned to same responsibilities as below prior to leaving for Europe.

 1/89 - 8/89                   EF INSTITUTE Cambridge, MA

Writer for Travel Tour Division of international educational travel company.
Abbreviating tour descriptions for brochure inclusion and expanding them for Tour itineraries. Research and fact-checking included.
Assisted other company divisions such as au pair (nanny placement) and Global Village (student exchanges) with promotional ideas and writing.

 6/86 - 12/88                 D.A. PORTER & CO., INC. Boston, MA

Copywriter for small ($2 million) advertising agency.
Responsible for initiating all copy in shop (90% broadcast, 7% billboards, 3% print ads and collateral). Varied client contact, productions and presentations.
Assisted in preliminary layouts and stat machine operation.

 6/84 - 6/86                   WBEC-FM (CHR) / -AM (AC) Pittsfield, MA

Midday Announcer (#1 in market), Head Copywriter, Production Manager
Duties included writing all copy and producing about half. Delegating other production to on-air staff of 10. Writing all press releases and sales kits. Substantial public appearances/promotions. Viewed, wrote and produced weekly film review.

 9/80 - 6/84                   Various on-air positions, commercial writing and production
                                         News and programming coordination

      • WVBF-FM (CHR) / WKOX-AM (News/Talk)  Framingham, MA
      • WIGY-FM (CHR) / WJTO-AM (MOR)  Bath, Maine
      • KRPL-AM/FM (CHR)   Moscow, Idaho
      • KNOI-AM/FM (AC)  Pullman, WA
      • KUOI-FM (multi-format college)

Related Experience

♦  Freelance German to English translating/English word processing for various clients
     in the Munich area (beginning in late 1996).

♦  Por Cristo (non-profit medical volunteer group) Newsletter Editor (1988-1990).

This appointed volunteer position entailed collection, writing, and Macintosh-production
of a 12-page document every two months.
Filmed ½-hour video documentary during a two-week project in Ecuador (5/88).
Was asked to return the following month to shoot five :30 Burn Prevention PSAs
for Ecuadorian TV.

♦  Temporary part-time data entry position for 21st Decennial Census (1990),
     U.S. Census Bureau Boston District Office

♦  Freelance writing/voice-over work for various clients in the Boston area.

♦  Various temporary clerical positions through Victor Temporaries, Portland, Maine
Longest assignment (1984) for a family-run industrial plumbing contractor.
     Responsible for tracking/reconciling invoices/payables.
     Weekly payroll for staff of 35. Typing all contracts/ proposals.

♦  In charge of all radio publicity in U.S. Northwest for Moscow (Idaho) Mardi Gras (1982).

♦  Volunteer at PBS affiliate KUID-TV, Moscow, Idaho
Cameras, on-air switching, editing, directing student projects

♦  Marketing Assistant, Heavenly Valley Ski Resort, Lake Tahoe, CA
(hiatus from college: Winter 79/80)

♦  Accounting Clerk, Universal Studios, L.A., CA  (summer job: 1978)

Written and spoken German comprehension
Type 80 wpm. 10-key by touch

Windows and Macintosh environment word processing and desktop experience


Two-time National Finalist, SILVER MICROPHONE AWARDS (USA)

2nd place winner in statewide photography contest for official Maine tourism brochure


American Mensa

American Translators Association (ATA)


B.S. TELECOMMUNICATIONS, University of Idaho (Moscow, Idaho), December 1983

Minor field of study: GEOGRAPHY


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Because while many have a fine background in translating words,
few have the creative background to maximize their expression.





AmiPros / Sherey M. Gould

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