Erica Holt Hämmerlin

Translation • Editing • Proofreading • English Instruction

Email: ericaholt@bluewin.ch
Phone: 079 753 6487

BewerbungsphotoI am a Canadian (with a Swiss mother) who moved to Bern in 1997.  In Toronto I worked as a Pharmaceutical Sales Representative and as an English Instructor for newly immigrated Canadians.

During a year in France I organized and led Relais & Chateau bicycle tours in Burgandy, Provence and Normandy.

Since moving to Switzerland, I have been a partner in a restaurant, the temporary head of Editing and Formatting for an international organization,  a free-lance editor and translator (German to English), and am currently working part-time as an English Instructor for a language school in Bern.

I also offer the following services:

Translation:

  • Rates for Written Translation: CHF 70- to 90- per hour depending on how specialized the terminology is.
  • CHF 60- per hour for students
  • Rates for interpretation: CHF 100- per hour plus travel costs.
  • Languages:  English is my mother tongue. I am fluent in German and Swiss German and have a very good knowledge of French. High German (Level C1), Swiss German and French (Level B2)

Expertise in a particular field: Medicine and Healthcare, Gastronomy & Tourism, Human Resources, Marketing and Presentations, Financial Reports, Psychology and Social Sciences.

Editing & Proofreading:

  • Rate: CHF 70- to 90-  per hour, depending on how specialized the terminology is.
  • Experience: I have worked for the past 3 years as a freelance editor and translator as well as temporarily filling in as head of the Proofreading and Formatting department for an international organization in Bern.

Expertise in a particular field: Medicine and Healthcare, Gastronomy & Tourism, Human Resources, Marketing and Presentations, Financial Reports, Psychology and Social Sciences.

English instruction:

  • Rates: 60- CHF per hour
  • I presently work part-time as an English Instructor at a language school in Bern.
  • I enjoy providing english lessons for students of all ages and from beginners to advanced learners. For those with specialized needs such as business english, I also have many years of marketing and sales experience and can tailor or combine lessons with translation of texts from german or french into english.

 

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science, Major: Psychology, Minors in: English, Literature, French, Anthropology and Sociology, 1991, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Graduate Certificate in Marketing Management, 1992, Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Oakville, Canada