Chris Erskine is a professional translator working primarily in the area of finance and economics (English A, German B). He has over 25 years of experience as a full-time freelance translator, spending 15 of those years in Germany. His regular clients include prominent German, Austrian, and Swiss banks and research institutes. His teaching experience in this field includes a long-standing private practice in Germany, two years at the Werbeakademie Hamburg, and an affiliation that began in 2001 with the graduate school of translation at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.

Areas of Interest

Freelance English translator specializing in banking and finance. Responsibilities include trans­lation and editing of financial and ec­o­nomic texts: investor relations materials of all kinds including corporate, sectoral, and macroeconomic analyses for investment markets as well as quarterly and annual reports and many other text types in the banking business. Also widely experienced in German-English translation of advertising, marketing, and public relations materials and in legal and commercial texts.


Academic Degrees

University of Hamburg, grantee, Germanistic Society/Fulbright, 1982

Goethe-Institut, 1979 and 1981

Princeton University, PhD candidate, Classics/Philosophy, 1980

Princeton University, MA, Classics/Philosophy, 1980

University of California, Berkeley, AB 1973