Currently based in the south of Germany and Prague, Tanya moved to Europe in 1993. She’s a US American with German, Puerto Rican and Lithuanian roots and started freelancing as a translator in 2003. Over the years, she specialized in marketing. Today, she serves her clients as a global corporate communications consultant. Together with her team of freelancers she offers a complete portfolio that ranges from translation, multilingual copywriting and web design to graphic design services. She loves to be part of her clients’ teams for single projects or even for longer periods, all while enjoying the freedom that freelancing has to offer. Of course she still translates herself, mainly for selected long-term clients.
Being a committed entrepreneur, Tanya loves to share her knowledge and experience gained in more than 12 years of successful freelancing. One of many reasons why she heads an association for translators and interpreters. She has also been invited to speak at conferences, fairs and universities throughout Germany and Europe. Her topics include young professionals, social media marketing, corporate identity, cooperation opportunities for freelancers as well as customer acquisition and—much more important!—customer retention. She hosts a number of groups on Facebook, including tTime (for WordPress users) and Mac for Translators.