BIK Terminology—

Solving the terminology puzzle, one posting at a time

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    Barbara Inge Karsch - Terminology Consulting and Training

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Professional Experience


  • PhD research, terminology management, University of Vienna, 2003/4
    • Focus: From Terminology to Ontology Management
  • MA, translation and interpretation (German, English), Monterey Institute of International Studies, 1994-96
  • BA-equivalent, translation and interpretation (German, English), Sprachen & Dolmetscher Institut München, 1990-1992
    • Focus: Medicine, chemistry, geology
  • Exchange program, County College of Morris, 1989-1990
  • Nutrition (pre-med program), Technical University Munich, 1988-1989
  • Practical degree, hotel and restaurant management, 1986-1988

Continuing Education

Memberships, Awards and Certifications

  • US Delegate to ISO TC 37
  • Member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Localisation and Internationalization
  • Member of the Advisory Board for the UW Extension Program in Localization
  • Member of Deutscher Terminologie Tag e.V.
  • Member of the American Translators Association
  • Charter Member of an Officially Chartered Toastmasters Club
  • Microsoft Gold Star Award 2005
  • J.D. Edwards Babel Tower Award for Quality Translation
  • City of Aurora Annual Community Relations Award
  • International Merit Scholarship, Monterey Institute of International Studies
  • Work-Study Scholarship from the German Bundestag and the American Congress
  • Certified Translator/Interpreter, Bavarian State Courthouse Munich I

Tools Experience

  • TermNet: i-Term, Translation Hub, qTerm, memoQ
  • Microsoft: Terminology Studio, LocStudio, term extraction tool, Multiterm
  • J.D. Edwards: TDB, Multiterm, ExtraTerm, TM2, Trados
  • Other: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Live Meeting, Lotus Notes


  • German (native), English (near-native), French, Latin

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