Profile and expertise

Marcin Kotowski

Translator & Editor
Marcin Kotowski

Marcin Kotowski – a qualified and experienced linguist and translator. Originally from Poland and a native polish speaker, I have been based in Cologne (Germany) since 2000. I started my translation career in 2005 and today I offer professional freelance translation services for clients based all over the world.

I have a Master’s degree in Politic Sciences, as well as completed additional studies in the field of Information Technology. Between 2012 and 2017 I have passed the German Chamber of Commerce (IHK Köln) examination for a certified IT specialist. Additionally I’ve acquired networking certificates from Microsoft and Cisco. My technical educational background as well as the affinity for IT technology allows me to specialize in technical translations.

I can work on materials including manuals, employee guidance, product descriptions, marketing materials and more, for sectors including:

– IT (Hardware and Software)
– Machine engineering
– Finance, trading, blockchain

My bilingual background in German and Polish gives me a native speaker’s insight into the cultural and linguistic nuances of both languages. I have the knowledge, experience and passion needed to translate, edit and localize your content to perfection.

Skills Overview

IT Translations


Technical and Engineering




Marketing & Copywriting



Started to use memoQ as my second main CAT-Tool

With increasing number of clients using memoQ, I have added this software to my CAT-Tools. Thanks to its very intuitive Interface, many useful functions and wide compatibility with other CAT-Tools, it soon became my second best, if not even most used Computer Assisted Translations platform.

Acquired Microsoft and Cisco Networking Certificates

Expanded my IT-skills by successfully passing the examinations for major networking certificates: Microsoft Server and Cisco Routing and Switching. Focus on translation of IT-themed texts: Networking, Server, Cloud, new Technologies and Hardware

Completed large project for LAZ

Delivered a major project for the organization LAZ in Bonn. I have localized the website into polish, provided a full translation of banners and posters, flyers, catalogues, as well as many other projects in an ongoing cooperation.