I made my passion my profession
Marita Marcano Baulesch
Diplom-Übersetzerin (MA equivalent in translation studies)
ATA-certified English > German
IHK-certified English <> German
ATA certification exam grader
ATA Certification German Deputy Language Chair
Translation certification exam grader for another professional association
President and founder of MM translations, Inc.
A native of Germany, Marita Marcano Baulesch has a degree (Diplom) equivalent to a master's degree in Applied Linguistics: Translation and Interpretation from the University of Heidelberg, Germany, one of the most renowned educational institutions for translators and interpreters in Europe. Furthermore, she is an IHK- and ATA-certified English into German translator (IHK = German Chamber of Commerce & Industry).
Already in her childhood, growing up near the borders to Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, she dreamed of traveling the world, learning foreign languages, and meeting people from different cultures. She started with studying Latin, followed by English, French, Spanish, and later Italian and Dutch. Early on she decided to make her passion her profession.
As an exchange student in Spain (Universidad de Málaga) and the United States (Bucknell University), while working in Germany, the US, France and the Netherlands, and during extensive travels throughout Europe, North America, and Latin America she obtained the multicultural background that is indispensable for her profession.
During her 10 years as an in-house translator and interpreter for German, English, Spanish, and French at Alcatel SEL AG (later Alcatel-Lucent) in Stuttgart, Germany she acquired profound technical knowledge in all areas of telecommunications, information technology, electrical engineering, and electronics.
In 1996 she started her own company, MM translations, adding software localization and computer hardware to her specializations.
Since 2014 she has been expanding her specializations also to medical and pharmaceutical translations through dedicated MOOCs (Mass Open Online Classes) and webinars (see CPD).
In cooperation with a network of professional and highly specialized translator colleagues in Germany, the US and Spain, MM translations, Inc. can manage larger translation projects as well.
Marita is an ATA certification exam grader and a translation certification exam grader for another professional association.