Professional translations and interpreting require much more than simply mastering two or more languages. The translator and conference interpreter must have a solid understanding of the various professional techniques and tools, as well as a deep-going cultural understanding of both, the source and the target markets.
Where highly specialized translations or interpreting, such as legal, financial or patent translations or interpreting, are required, the translator must also have a solid understanding of the respective subject matter.
I have not only an excellent academic background but also longstanding professional experience as translator and interpreter in addition to professional experience in my areas of specialization. For more details on my qualifications and associations, please see below.
Apart from general translations and interpreting, I work in the following specialized areas:
Legal Translations and Legal Interpreting
I have Bachelor of Law (LLB) and Master of Law (LLM) degrees and am an ITIA Certified Legal Translator. I have provided high-quality legal translations for many years.
Financial Translations and Financial Interpreting
I also work extensively in the area of financial translations and regularly provide translations for leading international financial institutions and asset management companies as well as many corporate clients.
Over the years, I have translated numerous patents and patent-related documents in various technical fields.
Real Estate Translations
I have more than 10 years practical experience as a senior consultant in the real estate industries in Ireland and Germany and frequently also provide high-quality translations in this field, including legal documents.
- MA in Conference Interpreting
- ITIA Certified Legal Translator
- Diploma in Translation (IoL DipTrans)
- Master of Law (LLM) in European and Comparative Law
- Bachelor of Law (LLB)
National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Professional training as Conference Interpreter (German (A)/English (B)) based on the European Masters in Conference Interpreting, a programme developed in conjunction with the institutions of the European Union.
Irish Translators' and Interpreters' Association
Chartered Institute of Linguists, London
Areas of Specialization: Law, Business
University of Limerick, Ireland
University of Limerick, Ireland
Memberships & Associations
- Irish Translators' and Interpreters' Association (ITIA)
- German Translators' and Interpreters' Association - Bundesverband der Dolmetscher und Übersetzer (BDÜ)
- German Association of Conference Interpreters - Verband der Konferenzdolmetscher (VKD) im BDÜ e.V.
- proz.com Certified PRO and member since 2001
Professional member and member of the ITIA executive committee
Mr Apsel’s work was always to our and our clients’ full satisfaction.
Translation OutsourcerHong Kong, China
Excellent translator, very competent and reliable.
I won’t try anybody else, especially when it comes to law and real estate.
We gladly confirm that Mr Apsel’s work has always been to our and our clients’ full satisfaction. We will be happy to continue to use his services in future.
Law FirmCologne, Germany