Elisabeth Girkinger

Translator, editor and graphic designer

Mother tongue: German
Working languages: German, English, Italian
Specializations: European Union, economics & business, tourism, advertising, marketing, furniture design, data protection, asylum law

Professional training
2009 – 2012: MA in Translation Studies (EN and IT), University of Vienna
2006 – 2009: BA in Transcultural Communication (EN and IT), University of Vienna
1998 – 2001: Diploma Certificate for Graphic and Communication Design, HTL1 Bau und Design, Linz
Language courses in Italy (Ravenna, Florence, Rome, Padua) and the UK (London)
2011 Scholarship for Young Translators (Austrian Association of Literary Translators)

Professional experience
Since 09/2013: Freelance translator, editor and proofreader (among others for the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, Oberösterreichische Nachrichten, DuMont Publishing House, Language Connect Translation Services)
Since 08/2013: Online editor in e-commerce at XXXLutz KG, Wels
03/2012 – 03/2013: German language editor, interim position at the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), Vienna
11/2010 – 03/2013: Freelance translation consultant, nativy Translations, Vienna
07/2010 – 09/2010: Translation intern, Language Connect, London
09/2003 – 04/2006: Junior Art Director, 7 PUNKT Communication Group, Linz
10/2001 – 08/2003: Graphic designer, Blue Velvet Communications, Linz

Austrian Association of Literary Translators