As an interpreter, I am used to familiarising myself quickly with any new topic based on the preparatory material provided by the client and to applying the right technical terms.
Needless to say, there are topics I take a special interest in: development aid, international relations, the world economy, social sciences, education and politics. After all, I worked for thirteen years in the African and Latin American department at Kindernothilfe – a Duisburg-based charitable organisation. This work experience is useful in preparing related topics.
As a court interpreter and sworn translator, I am often required to deal with civil law and penal law issues.