katie duncan
Résumé/Curriculum Vitae


Objective Translating German to English on a permanent, temporary, or contracted basis
specialization: psychology, psychiatry


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Translation (German > English)
  • Master of Arts in Translation (German to English)
  • Currently seeking degree
Urbana, Illinois
May 2017

University of Memphis
German and Linguistics
  • Bachelor of Arts in German and English (concentration in Linguistics)
  • Cumulative GPA 3.28, Dean's List
  • Studied abroad in Eichstätt, Germany
Memphis, Tennessee
December 2014

Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
German Language and Culture
  • Study abroad program through the University of Memphis
  • Four week intensive program concentrating on German language and Bavarian culture
  • Completed and received certification for B2 German language level
Eichstätt, Germany
August 2014

University of Auckland
German and Linguistics
  • Sought Bachelor of Arts in German and Linguistics
  • Cumulative GPA 2.75
  • Transferred to University of Memphis
Auckland, New Zealand
Work Experience

Freelance Translator
  • Networked and sought out translation opportunities to build experience.
  • Found additional training opportunities to increase knowledge of translation industry.
  • Translated documents from German into English.
Memphis, Tennessee

University of Memphis
Lab Assistant
  • Assisted students in the language lab, including administering tests for language placement.
  • Ensured all electronics in lab were running properly, such as preventing printer jams and replacing toner.
  • Provided troubleshooting for various issues for computers, such as students' account issues.
Memphis, Tennessee

Harrah's Entertainment
VIP Services Supervisor
  • Compiled reports for flights and events for valuable players.
  • Monitored and maintained reports on organized spreadsheets to prevent double booking.
  • Handled escalated calls and dealt with upset guests in the VIP department.
Memphis, Tennessee

Hardin's Sysco
Price Management Coordinator
  • Entered incoming contracts into the computer.
  • Double checked other employees' contracts for accuracy.
  • Dispatched contracts to customers for verification on a weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.
Memphis, Tennessee

  • Many years of experience with computers, including both Windows and Macintosh operating systems
  • Has knowledge in and owns current licenses for SDL Trados Studio 2015 and SDL MultiTerm 2015
  • Received professional and academic training with Windows XP and all components of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Obtained degree in German (program-specific GPA 3.95)
  • Fluent in German
  • Possesses strong English skills, including a high degree of familiarity with spelling, vocabulary, and grammatical differences between various English-speaking countries, including the United States of America, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, and New Zealand
  • Took psychology classes during undergraduate studies as well as AP Psychology in high school
  • Yelp Memphis Elite Squad member
  • Yelp Memphis “Coolest Reviews” nominee
  • Own and maintain three domains
  • Well-versed with multiple social media sites

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