Recognised by professional associations
Professional associations are important sources of information and further education. I am a member of both the German Federal Association of Interpreters and Translators (BDÜ) and the German Association for Technical Communication (tekom e.V.) where I am listed as a recognised technical translator.
Federal Association of Interpreters and Translators, BDÜ
I have been a member of the Federal Association of Interpreters and Translators (BDÜ) since September 1, 2010.
Only translators who can provide proof that they have obtained respective professional translator qualifications can become members of the BDÜ. In choosing a BDÜ-recognised translator, my customers can be sure that they will be working hand-in-hand with a true professional.
The BDÜ offers professional translators seminars and training opportunities in a variety of different fields, as well as a platform for building and exchanging experience.
German Association for Technical Communication (tekom Germany e.V.)
tekom e.V. is a major German association for the technical communication industry. It offers its members a platform where they can exchange experience and information and also supports them with their further education and training activities.
As a member, I also regularly receive information from the tekom, together with a wealth of tips and tricks on technical writing and translating technical documents, which I can then incorporate straight into my work.