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Team: Maren Mentor

Maren Mentor has been working in the language industry since receiving her translation and interpretation degree from a German private college in 1990. Starting out as a recruiter for multilingual staff in London, UK, she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1992, and established herself as an independent contractor for English into German translation and interpretation. She immediately realized the lack of qualified resources in internationalization and decided to focus on the localization of computer-related material.

In 2004 she opened a satellite office in the Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Area.

Her localization experience reaches from project budgeting and management to linguistic code review, glossary development, translation with and without the help of translation memory tools, script recording and on-line Help compilation to localization QA using SCM and bug tracking tools assisting her in fixing linguistic bugs in a variety of file formats.

In her work she also consults with high-tech companies on marketing strategies and their implementation and cultural implications for Germany, assists in import and export processes and provides project support throughout the different stages.

She enjoys working in a team and is able to provide a wide range of localization experts for many languages and areas.

Maren has also interpreted for the US State Department, the German American Chamber of Commerce, the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, hospitals and high-tech biomedical and IT businesses of the Silicon Valley.

Her business partners frequently request additional services and she has been able to assist her clients among other things with cultural awareness training, drawing on the experiences she gained during extended stays in Cameroon, Great Britain, New Zealand, Japan and many other European countries.

Susanne Birker-Guillen
Maren Mentor

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