English to German Translation Professional Michael Furchert

Member since May 18, 2013

As a German born public speaker, writer, musician and tour guide, who was raised behind the Berlin Wall, I appreciate the gift of global communication like few others. Once deprived of freedom and liberty under Communist dictatorship, I now have the privilege to serve the needs of a free global community. I am supported by my degrees in art, music, business and tourism and my experience of calling two continents my home. Since 1999 I live in the USA while keeping an apartment in Berlin. I have represented international companies such as Camp America and Joshua Expeditions. I have worked in international youth camps in Germany, Great Britain and the USA. And I served as interviewer for exchange students, camp counselors and au-pairs applying for cultural exchange programs. For the past 6 years I have worked as tour director taking American students on educational tours through Europe teaching my continents history in both German and English.



For many years I have worked a translator at the Berlin Dome, one of Europe's largest protestant Cathedrals simultaneously translating German services, events and conferences for English speaking guests. I have written for and been published in both German and American national magazines. Doing extensive interviews as a writer, I am experienced in transcribing tapes and recordings in both languages. My written translations range from personal, business to academic works, and occasionally philosophical writings. I am currently writing a book in both English and German. I am married to an American history teacher and am looking forward to see our children grow up bi-lingual.



I am excited to be serving your communication needs as you enjoy your freedom to travel the world with a live translator in your pocket. I'd be happy to accompany your journey and be your personal interpreter for all your instant and written translation needs.

Languages:

English
German
Spanish

Education

College Degree

Native German, born and raised in Berlin US-public speaker since 1999 US-resident since 2007