Lynn E. Webb

Tel./fax: +1-406-449-6863
Skype: techlingua1
Twitter: techlingua

English: A, German: B; Intermediate French


Business and Finance:
  • Correspondence and contracts
  • Policies & procedures manuals
  • Flow charts & graphs
  • Business plans & proposals
  • Human resources documents
  • General Computer:
  • Computer hardware & software manuals
  • Online educational videos
  • Software localization
  • Web page & graphics localization/design
  • Marketing:
  • Media kits
  • PowerPoint presentations & other presentation materials
  • Press releases, advertisements
  • Employee/customer newsletters and magazines
  • Technical:
  • Military vehicles
  • Technical specifications and instruction/user manuals
  • Installation manuals
  • Wiring diagrams
  • Automotive: diagnostics, user manuals and specifications
  • Logistics procedures


    Translating professionally from German to English since 1998
    Translation assignments:
    Automotive and military vehicle diagnostics, operating manuals, technical specifications, training videos and marketing materials; software localization, SAP instruction manuals, online education video modules, medical equipment operating manuals and other technical operating procedures, instruction manuals and safety specifications; business presentations and contracts, employee newsletters and press releases
    Recent clients:
    Adobe Systems Inc., Daimler AG, Landexx, OmniLingua, EVONIK, STAR Group America, video2brain and others


    Fahrzeugtechnik (Automotive Engineering) - Workshop in German and English, BDÜ Bavaria, Munich, Germany, October 2009
    Essentials of Management I, Basic and Advanced Purchasing and Records Management courses, State of Montana, Helena, MT, 2003 - 2005
    Courses in Visual Basic 6.0, Object-Oriented Programming (Java using J++) and Intro to Oracle/SQL
    Helena College of Technology, Helena, MT, 2002
    Master of Arts in Translation of German
    Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey, CA (1998)
    Semester Study in Germany
    Institute of Translation and Interpretation, Ruprecht-Karls Universität, Heidelberg, Germany (1996/97)
    Bachelor of Arts, German
    San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA (1992) Cum Laude
    Summer Work in Aschaffenburg, Germany, International Education Program
    Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, CA (1990)
    Study Abroad Program, Rotary Club International
    Bunsen Gymnasium, Heidelberg, Germany (1985/86)


    Skills: Visual Basic, HTML, JavaScript, creation of animated GIFs and other images, Software/Website QA and Localization, Access database design, Web page design; familiar with Pascal, Visual C++

    Operating Systems: DOS, Windows XP, Vista, 7, Macintosh OS 10, Linux, Unix (Solaris)

    Tools: ABBYY FineReader Pro, Adobe Design Premium CS3, CS4 and CS5 (Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop), FrameMaker, GoLive, PageMaker; Microsoft Office 2007/2010 (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher); memoQ 4, Paint Shop Pro, QuickBooks, SDL TRADOS (Freelance Edition) 2007/2009/2011 and MultiTerm Extract; STAR Transit NXT Professional, RC-WinTrans 2007, Beyond Compare, ApSIC Xbench, PSPad, Translation Office 3000, FineCount, FTP and file compression software; familiar with Visual Source Safe, FileMaker Pro, Netfinder, Visio, guiTAR, Emacs, Vim, CVS, Delphi 3.0, Logos, QuickBooks for DOS and Windows, Peachtree, Word Perfect

    Browsers/Clients: Firefox, Internet Explorer


    June 2004 – August 2005 State SBDC Assistant Director
    Montana Department of Commerce, Small Business Development Center

    Project manager of SBDC program within the State of Montana; responsible for a team of ten external SBDC centers across the state; conduct meetings and conferences; implement program requirements; develop and maintain Web pages and databases; prepare grant proposals; analyze surveys, statistics, financial reports and general ledgers
    Dec. 2003 – June 2004 Program Assistant
    Montana Department of Commerce, Small Business Development Center

    Management of contracts; development and maintenance of Web pages and databases; development and maintenance of CD software product; computer technical support; file management; assistance in grant proposals
    April 2002 – Dec. 2003 Contracts Manager
    Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Design and Construction Bureau

    Management of construction contracts; development and maintenance of bureau Web pages; computer technical support
    March 2000 – Sept. 2001 Software QA Engineer
    Netscape/AOL, Mountain View, CA

    White box and black box testing of International Netcenter Websites and international client browsers (Asian and European), incl. functionality, usability, GUI and code testing; creation of sherlock files and ad images; editing of Web pages; development and implementation of test plans; trained co-workers on international Web site testing; created a multi-platform/multilingual QA lab, which included network setup as well as installation and removal of hardware, software and operating systems; responsible for troubleshooting test systems
    Dec. 1998 – March 2000 Software Localization Engineer
    Lionbridge Technologies, Inc., Monterey, CA

    Software and help file localization, editing, compiling and testing in Asian and European languages; Web page localization, editing and testing in Asian and European languages; set up test platforms; document conversion; translation memory analysis; translation tool research
    May 1997 – Nov. 1998 Software QA Lead Test Coordinator and Tester
    Softbank Content Services, Monterey, CA

    Developed test cases and procedures; tested functionality, logic and graphical user interface of recovery software; computer hardware/software setup for testing, which included network setup as well as installation and removal of hardware, software and operating systems; responsible for troubleshooting test systems; supervised and trained new staff
    July – Sept. 1996 Disaster Contingency Plan Assistant
    Design Professionals Insurance Company (DPIC) via Westaff, Monterey, CA

    Researched and analyzed disaster recovery processes; developed initial draft of the DPIC Information Systems Disaster Contingency plan; analyzed contract agreements between DPIC and service providers
    April – July 1996 On-Line Help File Tester
    Softbank Content Services, Monterey, CA

    Proofread and tested on-line help files in European languages
    Sept. 1993 –
    March 1995
    Administrative/Production Assistant and Bookkeeper
    Goggio & Associates, Inc. (health care consultants), San Francisco, CA

    Designed flow charts, graphs, spreadsheets and other presentation materials; collaborated in editing and completion of proposals; created and maintained policies and procedures