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Personal Details

Name:                      Tanja Selzer

Year of birth:             1985

Place of birth:           Offenbach am Main

Nationality:              German

Work Experience

As a freelance translator:


7/2007 - today

Freelance translator for publishing houses, agencies and companies such as:

LaLe Publishing House, Anyword, Language Connect, QuickLingo, 101translations, Trad’ilp Traductions, SoundsWrite, Applied Language Solutions, Satzgewinn, Fachuebersetzungsdienst, WORTwelt,, Toca Boca, XtremeAir, Comsol and Asianmovieweb


4/2014 - 10/2014

Translation of the memoir „Solacers” by Arion Golmakani (LaLe)


7/2013 - 9/2013

Translation of various volumes of French romance novels (Anyword)


6/2013 - 7/2013

Translation of numerous Marvel comic books (Language Connect)


3/2012 - 10/2012

Translation of the novel “Nine-Tenths” by Meira

As a freelance tutor:


9/2013 - today

German tutor at the private school „Privatakademie – Institut Dr. Rampitsch“, preparatory courses for school leaving examinations


7/2011 - today

Teacher and supervising tutor in German holiday camps “LernFerien NRW“ for Beseke & Oertel – Partner Company for Learning Skills


8/2006 - today

Private tutor for English and German


11/2012 - 8/2014

Tutor at „ZukunftPlus“, theoretical knowledge transfer for the subjects German, English and application practice



Supervising tutor in German holiday camps “LernFerien NRW - Berufsorientierung – Interessen und Neigungen”


4/2006 - 7/2011

Teacher at “Schülerhilfe“, an institution for private tuition in Düsseldorf


Studies and Education

10/2008 – 9/2010    

Bachelor degree studies
(English and German, final grade 2.0)



Internship at the Translator’s Council in Straelen



Semester abroad in Nantes (France)


10/2004 – 9/2008      

Elementary studies of “Literary Translation“ (English, French and German) at the Heinrich-Heine-University in Düsseldorf



Grammar School "Albert-Schweitzer-Schule" in Offenbach

“Abitur” certificate (=A-levels; grade 2.1)



Primary School “Lauterborn-Schule" in Offenbach


Qualifications / Additional Skills


English and French



EDV Computer literacy,

knowledge in computer-assisted translation (Trados),

SmartUser-Trainer for “Dangers on the internet”


Special Fields: 

Literature, literary studies, linguistics, media and art, education and educational theory, social sciences and the arts, psychology, journalism, marketing and advertising, tourism and free time


Personal Interests:     

Literature, working with kids, music, jogging and yoga

Tanja Selzer

Telefon:0221 26042740

Mobil:   0176 41215342