I am a member of the German Federal Association of Interpreters and Translators (BDÜ). Through my membership of the BDÜ, I am able to share knowledge and expertise with fellow professionals.
Over the years I have built up a network of freelance translators working in various fields. If I am unsure about a particular technical issue, I can discuss it with my colleagues. And if a client needs a translator with a language combination or specialism that I do not offer myself, I can quickly put them in touch with a suitable professional.
As a member of the German Steel Institute VDEh - the forum dealing with scientific, technological and economic aspects of the steel industry - I am part of a professional network that gives me access to high-level expertise and professional development opportunities.
However: my most important contact, and my first port of call whenever I need to check up on any aspect of a translation or article, is always the client. Direct communication with my client is the surest way to obtain the best possible results in the shortest possible time.