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About Ralph Raschen 


Graduate in Social Sciences, author, translator, interpreter, proofreader, specialising in German (mother tongue), Italian (near-native) and English.



Since 1986

Freelance translator, interpreter and proofreader. Specialising in: advertising, architecture, art, commerce, design, ecology, film, history, journalism, law, literature, manuals, marketing, music, politics, social sciences, sociology, technology and tourism. translations Italian-German Examples (page in German)…
Main language pairs: Italian-German and English-German.
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Since 1986

Freelance author, journalist, foreign correspondent and broadcaster (satire, politics, music, literature).

Since 1991

Author of novels and short stories.

Published author and translator: books, journals, radio.

Conducted sociological research (hermeneutics) and worked as translator on the Austrian government project: 'Recent developments in the image of Austria in Italy and of Italy in Austria'.

Interviewer on research project concerning the living conditions of young people in Italy, Istituto di ricerca IARD, Milan (Italy).

Teacher on German language courses in Bologna and Porretta Terme (Italy). Teacher on Italian language courses in Germany.

Organised German language course for students on further education programme 'Traffic telematics' at the Carl Duisberg-Gesellschaft, Bremen (Germany).

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Academic career 


Studied Social Sciences at the Carl-von-Ossietzky-University Oldenburg (Germany), specialising in 'Work and Production', and at the University of Trento (Italy).

Awarded top marks for thesis on socio-psychology.

Language and translation courses


Italian course at Oldenburg University.

Italian course at the Scuola di Lingua e Cultura Italiana per Stranieri in Siena (Italy), 1985.

Attended seminar: 'Problems in German-Italian Scientific Translation' organised by the journal "Annali di Sociologia/Soziologisches Jahrbuch" ("Sociological Annals"), Trento (Italy).

Business English Course, English Language Service, Bremen.

Other courses 


Studied on music course (Funkkolleg Musik) organised by the Deutsches Institut für Fernstudien.

Trained in classical guitar at the Music School in Oldenburg.

Work abroad


Italy (1985 - 1999), the Netherlands (2000).



Special mention for short story "Abdallah in regola" at the literary competition III° concorso narrativa dal tema ‘Gli infiniti percorsi del costo sociale ed affettivo nelle relazioni difficili fra individui, culture e società’, Centro Sociale di Fiorentino, Republic of San Marino, June 1993.

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