Karen Rutland

Contact details
United Kingdom
Professional profile
Language pairs
German > English
Russian > English
Areas of expertise
Social Sciences
Qualifications and experience

Have you ever read a manual written by an engineer?
Chances are you were impressed by their knowledge, but unsure of the meaning.
Once you add translation into the mix, wires can definitely get crossed.

My job is to produce a translated text that preserves key technical information and provides a user-friendly experience for readers.

My commercial and linguistic training means I am able to make dry and complicated documentation read well in English for a target audience who aren’t fluent in tech-talk.

Native British English speaker

Member of Chartered Institute of Linguists (MCIL)
Member of Institute of Translation and Interpreting (MITI)

Modules 2 & 3 Russian-English of the Diploma in Translation (IoLET) (Subjects: Technology, Social Sciences)
ITI Translator's Membership Examination – German-English (Subject: Environment)
Diploma in Translation (IoLET) German-English (Subjects: Business, Social Sciences)
BA German and Business Studies

6 years commercial experience in engineering, IT and customer services.

Also speaks Hungarian and Welsh and is a holder of the International House Business Cultural Trainer's Certificate

Specialties: Commercial, technical and training documents relating mainly to manufacturing, building facilities management and logistics with a particular interest in renewable energy resources, management and sustainability.

Continuing professional development

ITI, London, 2009

ITI, Birmingham, 2011

ITI, Gatwick, 2013

ITI, Cardiff, 2017

BP20 Online, 2020

METM21 Online, 2021

ITI, Brighton, 2022