09/73 – 06/76: Full-time apprenticeship to become an operator of milling, turning, grinding and drilling centres and passing of German
university entrance qualification examinations at Carl Zeiss in Jena.
09/79 – 06/83: Language studies at Humboldt University Berlin. Graduation as a state-certified translator/interpreter for English and
French, Final grade: „Very good“.
07/83 – 06/92: Salaried teacher/interpreter/translator for the English language
01/98 – 12/07: Freelance English translator for the EU commission
Since 07/92: Freelance translator for the English language
Since 07/92: Certified English translator at the Berlin regional court authorised to certify the correct and complete translation of