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Meet CarliE sitzman

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Certification German -> English Translation

American Translators Association


Master of Arts

Interkulturelle Germanistik

(Intercultural German Studies)

Universität Bayreuth in Bayreuth, Germany

May 2013

CELTA Language Teaching Certification

Issued by University of Cambridge

Earned at Hamburg School of English

September 2012


Bachelor of Arts

German Studies with Art History Minor

Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, USA

May 1, 2019


Associate of Applied Science

Design Graphics Engineering Technology

Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, USA

May 4, 2007

An experienced freelance translator and technical copywriter providing advanced German to English translation services and technical writing for clients around the world since 2010.

I am an ATA-certified German to English translator with over ten years of experience as a translator and technical writer.

Having grown up in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains, I learned English as my native language and acquired proficiency in German at the age of twelve. My passion for languages and fascination with technology later inspired me to study for a bachelor’s degree in German studies and an associate’s degree in technical drafting/design for manufacturing at Weber State University.

I dove straight into the world of international business after graduation, working as a freelance German translator by day and a bilingual German/English hotel sales agent by night. It was clear, however, that I still had much to learn. Two years after my international debut, I picked up and moved to Germany to study for a master of arts in “interkulturelle Germanistik” or “Intercultural German Studies” at the Universität Bayreuth.

In Germany, I continued to freelance and was hired to work as the in-house translator for the university’s International Office. After completing my degree, I returned to the United States and set up shop in the Greater Philadelphia Area. I have been helping businesses achieve international success ever since.

Continuing Education



Search Engine Optimization

University of California, Davis Continuing and Professional Education


Paralegal Certificate

Delaware Technical Community College


Into English Patent Translation

Training for Translators

Volunteer Work

2020 – Present


German Language Division of the American Translators Association

2018 – 2020      


Book Review Coordinator for interaktiv Newsletter

German Language Division of the American Translators Association

2015 – 2020      


New Member and Proofreading Pool Coordinator

German Language Division of the American Translators Association


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