Sonja Vilei

Sonja Vilei – Translator

I generally love books and have translated several books from English to German in the areas of nutrition/health, life sciences and sports.


I have profound experience as translator (English to German), as well as proofreader and copy editor. My areas of expertise include: nutrition, health/medical, food, agriculture and outdoor sports (climbing and similar).

You can find a list of the books I have translated on my homepage.

My professional expertise is also based on my academic background: I hold a BSc in nutrition and food business, a MSc in Rural Development, Food Marketing and Co-operative Organisation and an PhD in agricultural economics.

As a typical German I take deadlines absolutely seriously – and being half Italian I absolutely enjoy life during the rest of my life (those moments where the next deadline is not close yet).

Agriculture Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Health & Wellbeing Life Sciences Nature Sports & Outdoors
English to German
  • BSc in nutrition and food business
  • MSc in Rural Development, Food Marketing and Co-operative organisation
  • PhD in agricultural economics

Work experience

Kompetenzzentrum für Ernährung

Apr, 2017 — Jun, 2018 (about 1 year)

Online-Editing, maintenance of homepage and subpages using CMS like Imperia, Typo 3 and Wordpress
- Creating and editing articles, a newsletter and press releases


Nov, 2011 — Present

University of Hohenheim

May, 2005 — Nov, 2010 (over 5 years)

Research Associate and PhD student at the Institute of Farm Management (Production Theory and Resource Economics), University of Hohenheim, Germany
- Dissertation about “Participatory Evaluation of Sustainability of Farming Systems in the Philippines” and successful participation in the PhD program
- Assistance in lectures (Environmental and Resource Economics) and seminars, organisation of students excursions, cost-benefit analysis of EU organic agriculture projects [
- Translation of abstracts and presentations, editing of symposium reports

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