Marina Steinbach

Venice, FL

About Me

I was born in Rendsburg, Germany, and lived the first 4 years of my life near Frankfurt am Main in Germany. Since my mother is German and my father is American, I am a US citizen by birth.

From age 5 to 6 I went to the kindergarten at Clover Park School in Fort Lewis, USA, from age 6 to 7 to the Klaus-Groth-Schule in Büdelsdorf, Germany, from age 7 to 10 to the German-American John F. Kennedy School in Berlin, Germany, and from age 10 to 11 to the Fairfax County Public School in Virginia, USA.

I attended the Bertold-Brecht-Realschule (German, English, and French) in Büdelsdorf, Germany, from age 11 to 16 and was awarded the Realschussabschluss.

I obtained the Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife (certificate of general qualification for university entrance) at the age of 20 at the Wirtschaftsgymnasium Am Lämmermarkt (German, English, and French) in Hamburg, Germany.

Then I graduated from the Foreign Language School SFS (English, French, and Spanish) in Hamburg, Germany.

After I got married, I moved to a town near Frankfurt am Main, Germany. There I gained more than 20 years of international experience in the fields of smoke extraction, fire protection, and air diffusion at a manufacturing company and translated technical documents in connection with European standardization.

I moved to the United States of America with my husband in 2010 and have been working here as a translator since 2011. I founded Green Heron Translations LLC in 2012.

I work mainly in the fields of tourism, engineering, business, and IT. Depending on the difficulty of the text and the research required, I am able to translate around 2,500 words a day. I work with SDL Trados Studio 2021.


Since 2011 –

Since 2013 – Certified PRO Network

Since 2019 – National Language Service Corps (NLSC)

Since 2020 – Translators without Borders (TWB)
Native in German - GERMANY (de - DE)

Language Pair(s)

English - UNITED KINGDOM    To    German - GERMANY     (TWB Verified Translator)


  • Translation
  • Revision

Experienced in

  • Technical / Engineering
  • Information Technology (IT)

Marina Steinbach

Words donated

Supported NGOs

  • European Network on Statelessness
  • IRC Safeguarding Unit
  • Missing Children Europe
  • Nonviolent Peaceforce

Certificates and training courses

  • ProZ Certified PRO members
  • ProZ Certified PRO members