»Nose up when translating!”« the famous Dostoyevsky translator Swetlana Geier once said. This is what I do appropriate in my scientific translations too. That’s why I intentionally abstain from using a translation software in my work.
On my own or in collaboration with other professionals I have translated a number of mathematics and science textbooks and non-fiction books. Examples include the science textbook »Einführung in die Physik des 20. Jahrhunderts« published by Pearson Education and the astronomy non-fiction book »Hubble – Das Universum im Visier« published by Wiley VCH. Most often, I translate from English into German. Depending on the text type and the number of words, I also translate from French into German or from German into English.
Translation form German into English of the Preparatory Online Course in Mathematics. TU Berlin, 2016
David J. Griffiths: Einführung in die Physik des 20. Jahrhunderts. Pearson Education, 2015
Oli Usher and Lars Lindberg Christensen: Hubble – Das Universum im Visier. Wiley VCH, 2013
Alain Hertz: Der Graf der Graphen. Vieweg+Teubner Verlag, 2011
Dmitry Fuchs and Serge Tabachnikov: Ein Schaubild der Mathematik. Springer-Verlag, 2011
David Harel and Yishai Feldman: Die Kunst des Rechnens. Springer-Verlag, 2006
A complete overview of the books that I have translated can be found at References.
Scientific Translations in Mathematics, Computer Science and the Sciences
I have specialized in the translation of texts in mathematics, computer science and the sciences making use of my education as a physicist. In most cases, I’m already familiar with the terminology used in physics, mathematics, computer science and chemistry.
Investigating the specialist terminology, using appropriate scientific literature and communicating with other professionals is just as natural to me as dealing thoroughly with grammar, spelling and style. All translated texts undergo an internal correction process. Upon request, an additional proofreading by an independent editor can be arranged.
Using my experience as a LaTeX consultant and instructor, I can typeset the texts in LaTeX (as is common practice in mathematics and the sciences). I can also provide styles and class files or collaborate with other publishing companies.