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by David Tracey
PhD DipTrans IoLET



As an English native speaker with a certificate in German, I translate all kinds of text from German into English (UK & US). Due to my former activity as a professor of medical sciences, I focus on medical texts.

Copy editing

Based on my own experience in publishing books as well as scientific articles in international journals, I can provide professional copy editing and proofreading of English documents in scientific, technical and most other areas.


Based on my own experience in publishing scientific articles in international journals, I offer professional proofreading of English writing, such as scientific papers or corporate texts, in addition to translations and copy editing.


I went to school in England and Australia, and then studied biological sciences as an undergraduate. I then acquired a doctorate in neuroscience in California, followed by postdoctoral research in Munich. After working for some years as an academic at the University of New South Wales, I started to work as a freelance translator and copy editor. In 2010 I qualified for the Diploma in Translation (German to English) with the internationally recognised Chartered Institute of Linguists in the UK. I now live and work in Munich
2010DipTrans IoL (Diploma in Translation) – Institute of Linguists, GB
2007 to dateFreelance translator and copy editor
2007 to dateProfessor emeritus, Medical Sciences, University of NSW (Sydney)
1995 – 2007Professor, Medical Sciences, University of NSW (Sydney)
2005 – 2007Chair, Animal Care and Ethics Committee, UNSW (Sydney) Australien
2001Visiting Professor, Physiology Department, University of Munich (LMU, Germany)
1982 – 1995Associate Professor, Medical Sciences, UNSW (Sydney)
1981 – 1982Research Fellow, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University
1977 – 1980Senior Research Fellow, Physiology Department, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
1974 – 1976Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, Physiology Department, University of Munich (LMU, Germany)
1974German course, Goethe Institute, Kochel am See, Germany
1969 – 1973PhD (Stanford University USA)


- BSc (Hons) University of Sydney (Australia)
- PhD (Neuroscience) Stanford University (USA)
- Member, BDÜ (professional association of interpreters and translators in Germany)


Selected translation and copyediting projects

- Reports for a Swiss power production and distribution utility, Communications for the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health, Documents for the Swiss Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office

- Numerous medical reports for agencies and private individuals, Reports for several German not-for profit organisations

- Numerous manuscripts for publication in an international dermatology journal

"David Tracey translated our 92-page patient brochure and our leaflet from German. His text is close to the original and very precise which is exactly what we need. Throughout, our communication was swift, straightforward and professional. We would like to work with David again at any time."​

(AA & PNH e.V.)


With my qualifications and experience, I will be happy to help you with translations from German to English as well as proofreading or copy editing of English texts.

Let’s connect.

t: +49 151 678 55192