Nicole Y. Adams

BrisbaneI am an award-winning German>English language professional specialising in marketing, PR and communications. In addition to being a Chartered Linguist and an accredited commercial translator and editor, I’m also a certified public relations consultant and hold a diploma in marketing communications, giving you the advantage of working with someone who understands your industry – a must for successful communication.


Working closely with two trusted fellow language experts to meet the requirements of the EN 15038 European Quality Standard for Translation Services, I offer a range of high-end language services tailored to the specific needs of solopreneurs, small and micro-businesses seeking to expand and represent themselves on a global stage, and to support PR and communications agencies in servicing their end clients.


Born and raised bilingually in German and English in Germany, the US and the UK, I am now based in beautiful subtropical Brisbane, Australia. Despite the time difference, I can usually be reached until the end of the European business day.


Language Qualifications

  • Chartered Linguist (Translation) (German/English), awarded by the Chartered Institute of Linguists, UK
  • State-Certified Translator (English/German and German/English), Germany
  • Publicly Appointed and Sworn Translator for the English language, German courts
  • Master’s Degree in Contemporary English Language and Linguistics, University of Reading, UK
  • TEFL Diploma (Teaching English as a Foreign Language including Teaching Business English), UK
  • Certificate in Editing, TAFE, Australia

Commercial and Professional Qualifications

  • Diplomas in Marketing Communications and Social Media Marketing, UK
  • Business and Marketing Communications, Advertising/PR and Copywriting courses, Marketing Association of Australia and New Zealand (MAANZ), Australia
  • Certified Public Relations Consultant, UK
  • Qualified Business Mentor, Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs, UK
  • Business Writing course, TAFE, Australia
  • An Introduction to Marketing, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, USA
  • International Marketing course by the EduCBA Academy for Business Studies
  • Social Media, Modern Media, Journalism Ethics, Writing & Editing online program by the Elephant Journal Journalism and Social Media Online Academy
  • ‘Aussie Specialist’ Certificate (Tourism und Marketing), Tourism Australia

Professional Memberships

  • BDÜ (Bundesverband der Dolmetscher und Übersetzer e.V. – German Translators’ and Interpreters’ Association)
  • CIOL (Chartered Institute of Linguists, UK – Chartered Linguist and CIOL German Society Member)
  • ATA (American Translators Association – German Language Division and Language Technology Division Member)
  • DPRG (Deutsche Public Relations Gesellschaft e.V. – German Public Relations Association)
  • DVÜD (German Association of Freelance Translators and Interpreters)
  • The Society of Editors (Queensland)
  • Chartered Institute of Public Relations, UK (Global Affiliate Member)
  • German Australian Business Association
  • Plain Language Association InterNational (PLAIN)