Anette Hilgendag

E-08012 Barcelona

Tel.: +34 93 217 61 30

Fax: +34 93 415 64 92


Skype: hilgendagbcn




Birth date and place: 13/01/1969 in Northeim (Germany)


Working languages:

Translation and proof-reading:

Target: German (native speaker)

Source: English, Spanish, Catalan, French


Interpreting (consecutive):

German < > Spanish, Catalan


Banking & Finance, Legal, Business, Medicine, Automotive, Software, Tourism








PC Pentium IV, XP Pro

Notebook, Pentium IV, XP Pro


Software / CAT: MS Office 2003 & 2007 Pro, Acrobat Professional 7.0, DejaVu 3 & DVX, TRADOS 8, Transit XV


Professional Experience:


Since 10/2002

Fulltime freelance translator, working for translation agencies as well as for private clients

Project management for the localisation of machine documentation for the automotive industry

from German into 8 European languages


06 – 09-2004

Localisation and on-line tutoring for an e-learning course for the employees of the national branches of GEDAS (for the Barcelona based agency Nexus)


01/2000- 09/2002

In-house Translator and Project Manager at translation agency in Barcelona with branches in Germany, Italy, Great Britain and France

-Technical, legal, economic translations

-Project management using different CAT tools (Trados and DejaVu)

-Proofing of translations into German

-Customer service for customers from Germany, Austria and Switzerland

-Order processing and management from reception to invoicing, processing of customer claims, issue of estimates

-Contact for branches in London and Germany, several longer stays in London and Düsseldorf as temporary office manager



Freelance translator & interpreter and German language teacher for agencies and private customers (Roca, La Caixa, Bayer, Siemens, Bertelsmannn, Leica ...)



Freelance jobs for VOX publishing house: Comparative study of the most widely sold dual language, German-Spanish / Spanish-German dictionaries (for in-company use) and summary of the most significant changes in spelling of the German language

Freelance translator and collaborator on the Multimedia-Lexicon Project of Plaza & Janes (Bertelsmann Group), Barcelona



Administrator / Branch director at BelFox S.L., Barcelona, the Spanish sales subsidiary of a German gate actuation device manufacturer

-Order processing, bookkeeping, human resources, technical customer service

-Translation of technical and commercial documents (business correspondence, annual accounts, operating and installation manuals etc.)

-Interpreting for representatives of the mother company visiting Spain

-Organisation of the company’s participation in the CONSTRUMAT 1997 fair in Barcelona



Teaching German as a Foreign Language at private language institutes in Barcelona

Freelance translator and interpreter for private customers



Volunteer work as translator / interpreter:


Since 2000

Interpreting at conferences / informational events for the Amnesty International Catalonia

June 1997

Interpreting and translating at the 10th ILGA (International Lesbian and Gay Association) Conference in Cologne


Co-editor and writer for the ILGA Magazine for Latin America

1998 & 1999

Co-editor and writer for the ILGA Human Rights Report for Latin America

Nov. 2003

Volunteering as translator for the European Social Forum held in Paris


Education and additional training:



University of Passau, Germany, Economics with specialised Foreign language studies (Spanish, English, Russian)


Ernst-August-University of Göttingen, Germany, Economics


Open University of Hagen, German Literature


Seminar on European Information policy and the development of EU institutions at the European Institute of Public Administration, Maastricht


Spanish penal law, 1-day-course organised by BDÜ


Spanish civil and commercial law, 1-day course organised by BDÜ


Preparation course for IoLET Diploma in Translation at City University, London

DipTrans IoLET exam passed in January 2010 (1 pass, 2 merit)

June 2009

City University, Financial Terminology for DE/EN Translators 

Terminology of Advanced IFRS Reporting, 2 day course

July 2009

Spanish commercial law/contracts, 1-day course organised by BDÜ

Apr - July 2010

Translation Technology: Localisation E-learning course at IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY& MEDICINE - CPD




Course in MS Office


03-04 1999

Course for foreign language teachers at the Escuela Oficial de Idiomas, Barcelona, with traineeship


June 2000

TRADOS introductory course



Several courses on web design (HTML, JavaScript, Dreamweaver, Flash) at Pangea, Barcelona



CAT course (DejaVu) at Ampersand, Barcelona



Introduction to LINUX at Pangea, Barcelona



Update course for DejaVu X at Atril, Barcelona



Update course for Trados 7 at CPS, Barcelona

11-12 -2006




DVX for advanced users / SQL for DVX (during ProZ conference in Budapest)