Profile of Astrid Pisch

Qualified French/English translator
Member of the German Federal Association of Interpreters and Translators (BDÜ)
15 years of experience in the translation industry


2014 – present
Self-employed legal translator
2012 – 2014
Vendor Manager at think global GmbH, a language service provider based in Berlin
2009 – 2012
Freelance translator
2008 – 2009
Medical Writer at Abbott GmbH & Co.KG, a pharmaceutical company based in Wiesbaden
2007 – 2008
Managing Director at SciTech Communications GmbH
2004 – 2007
Translator/Project Manager at SciTech Communications GmbH, a translation agency based in Heidelberg that specialises in technology, medicine and science

Academic background

1998 – 2004
University of Heidelberg; School of Translation and Interpreting
Degree in Translation (French/English), 2004

Educational trips abroad

One year as an au pair in Marseille, France
Six-month semester abroad at Institut Cooremans in Brussels, Belgium
Many educational visits to England lasting several weeks

Legal education and training

University of Heidelberg – Minor in law: criminal law, civil law, European law – 2 years
Seminar on legal terminology: Confident knowledge of German legal language (German Federal Association of Interpreters and Translators)
Intensive seminar on the translation of contracts (German Federal Association of Interpreters and Translators )
Ongoing private study
Winter semester 2017/18 at Berlin University: German commercial law and corporate law, French civil law