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The LingServe team

Nigel Geens

Managing director and joint founder of LingServe. BSc (Hons) in Linguistic and International Studies (German) from the University of Surrey. Nine years' international business experience with United Parcel Service Germany, primarily in finance & accounting. Over 20 years' experience as a translator.

Specialist areas: finance, accounting, business, tourism

Rachel 

Joint founder of LingServe. BSc (Hons) in Linguistic and International Studies (German) from the University of Surrey and Post-Graduate Diploma in Law from Nottingham Law School. More than 20 years' experience as a translator.

Specialist areas: law, HR, commercial

Meike 

Joined LingServe in 2001. BA (Hons) in European Business Studies from Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences. MA in Specialised and Technical Translation from the University of Westminster. Worked in software programming, consultancy, support and localisation for several years with Cap Gemini and Systems Union. More than 20 years' experience as a translator.

Specialist areas: IT, business, HR, tourism

Richard 

Joined LingServe in 2005. BA (Hons) in German from the University of Wales, Bangor. MA in Translation from the University of Surrey. Various roles in the translation industry before joining LingServe. Over ten years' experience as a translator.

Specialist areas: tourism, IT, business, finance

Louisa 

Joined LingServe in 2010. BA (Hons) in French and German from the University of Leeds. Nine years as a translator and coordinator for SAP's inhouse translation department in Walldorf. More than 15 years' experience as a translator.

Specialist areas: IT, business, tourism, finance

Steve

Joined LingServe in 2015. BA (Hons) in European Studies with German and Spanish from the University of Portsmouth. Worked in media sales representing some of Germany's and Switzerland's largest publishers. More recent work includes systems administration and quality assurance at several IT companies. Experience of translation, proofreading and software localisation in previous positions. Raised bilingually in Germany and lived there for 18 years.

Specialist areas: IT, publishing, tourism

Jana

Joined LingServe in 2017. BA & MA in Translation Studies with English and Spanish from the University of Applied Sciences Cologne (Germany) as well as an MA in Legal Translation from City University London. Worked as an inhouse translator in consultancy and financial services in Germany and the UK before joining LingServe. Seven years' experience as a translator.

Specialist areas: finance, business, law