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Welcome to MOTRAD,
your address for professional translations!
MOTRAD’s services include translations, revision, proofreading,
and adjustment of documents like essays, scientific documents,
correspondence, CVs, manuals, reports, marketing booklets, advertisement leaflets and websites.
MOTRAD works with the following languages: German, English, French, and Czech.
At MOTRAD your documents are being taken care of by Maria Olofsson (link to CV),
certified translator from ETI Geneva, who has been working as a freelance translator for six years.
Maria stands for professionalism, confidentiality, rapidity and flexibility,
and she offers you a personal contact for any question related to linguistics or text presentation.
Domains of specialisation:
-Legal translations : Letters, contracts, diploma, statements of case, tracts
-Real estate sector: Homepages, advertisement material, object descriptions
-Tourism: Brochures, flyers, prospectus, catalogues, advertisement letters
-Electricity: Descriptions of installations, information leaflets, advertisement material, communication letters
-Humanitarian organisations: Homepages, annual reports, appeals for donation, activity reports
-Automobile sector: Advertisements, information leaflets, homepages
Motrad offers different ways of invoicing:
-Invoicing per hour: CHF 90.- (plus 10% for legal and/or very urgent mandates). Recommended for texts with general language and short texts.
-Invoicing per word: CHF 0.30 (plus 10% for legal and/or very urgent mandates). Recommended for texts with specialised terminology.
-Invoicing according to agreement: Recommended for large volume/long term mandates.
"Professional translations for you!"
2003-2007University studies: ETI (École de Traduction et d’Interprétation), University of Geneva
Faculty: Translation (German, French, English); 2005-2007 Member of the Commission for education of the ETI; Master in translation obtained in July 2007
1993-1995University studies: Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich, Germany, faculty: English and history
1983.1992 Finsterwalder Gymnasium, Rosenheim, Germany
Allgemeines Abitur (High school degree) obtained in1992
1980-1983Primary school: Rosenheim, Germany
1978-1980Primary school: Gottwaldov (now: Zlin), Czech Republic
2001-till todayExperience in translation: as freelance translator: (non exhaustive selection) Terminology project (UEFA, Nyon), documents for tourism and legal matters (revision and translations for TCS and Assista TCS, Geneva), legal correspondence and case documents, texts for various clients (domains accounting, marketing, electricity etc.),
as employee: brochures for marketing purposes and manuals for banking software (BearingPoint AG)
2001- 2004Executive assistant, department for marketing and client support, KPMG ABS (now BearingPoint AG), Geneva, Switzerland
2000-2001 Receptionist, administrative assistant, Nissei Sangyo GmbH, Munich, Germany
1998-1999 Cabin chief and instructor, Crossair SA, Geneva, Switzerland
1996-1999Flight attendant, Crossair AG, Basel and Geneva, Switzerland
1992-1995Sales and acquisitions, Modehaus Zink, Rosenheim, Germany