My office is in Cleveland Heights, Ohio (Eastern Standard Time, GTM +5).
The best way to contact me is via e-mail (gertoeng AT jill DASH sommer DOT com) or Twitter (@bonnjill). You can also contact me on my cell at 330-421-0057.
I also maintain profiles on LinkedIn, Xing, ProZ and TranslatorsCafe.
I am a full-time freelance German→English translator. I am an active member of the American Translators Association, and an adjunct faculty member of Kent State University’s Institute for Applied Linguistics as well as a former contract linguist for the FBI and 4-term president of the Northeast Ohio Translators Association.
I graduated with a double major in German and Russian from Bowling Green State University in 1992 (spent my junior year abroad in Salzburg, Austria from 1989-1990 – these photos were taken in Berlin in February 1990) and received my M.A. in German translation from Kent State University in 1995. I lived and worked in Bonn, Germany as a freelance translator and Internet researcher for six years before relocating to the U.S. (Cleveland, Ohio) in 2001.
Most of my work involves translating large marketing/advertising surveys and medical and IT or computer-related texts, but I also enjoy translating tourism and government-related texts.