Technische Übersetzungen - Technical Translations

Curriculum Vitae, Staff

Clemens Rieg
Dipl.-Ing. Maschinenbau

(University master's degree in mechanical engineering)

Responsibilities: Technical Documentation, Course Instructor

Born in Beirut/Lebanon
University-entrance diploma (Abitur): German International School in Beirut/ Lebanon

Course of Study:
Germany – Technische Universität Darmstadt
Degree: Mechanical engineer (Diplom-Ingenieur)

More than 30 years of industry experience as an engineer and technical writer working in the automotive, earth­moving, machine tool, measuring systems and manufacturing fields at:

  • Adam Opel AG, Germany,  
  • Caterpillar Tractor Company: Switzerland, USA and South Africa
  • Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany
  • Wild Leitz GmbH, Germany
  • Hofmann Maschinenbau GmbH, Germany
  • Schmitt Hofmann GmbH, Germany
  • LÖMI Process Technology, Germany
  • S. Rieg Technical Communications, Germany, technical translator and consultant since 2001


2015 through 2019  lecturer for technical writing and technical English at the Faculty of Engineering at Hochschule Aschaffenburg university of appied sciences in Bavaria.

2014 through 2018 member of the editorial team of the VDI magazin Technik & Mensch covering the region Frankfurt-Darmstadt.

2015 through 2017 head of the working group "Industrie 4.0" (Advanced Engineering) of the VDI Frankfurt-Darmstadt regional association.

Since 2015 member of the board of the VDI Frankfurt-Darmstadt regional association.

Since 2016 First Chair, German Association of Interpreters and Translators, Hesse Chapter

Since 2011 professional instructor for advanced training courses such as:

  • SDL Studio TM Tool and MultiTerm Termbase
  • "Safe" Translation of Instructions for Use
  • Machine Tools and Manufacturing Technology
  • Introduction to Industrie 4.0
  • Process engineering

Recent Advanced Training:
2015/16: Guest student at the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Institute for
          Machine tools and industrial robots (PTW)
2015: tekom Annual Conference, Stuttgart
2013: tekom Annual Conference, Wiesbaden
2013: VDE conference: DIN EN 82079-1 (VDE 0039-1)
         Instructions for use in the focus of electrical and mechanical        
         engineering as well as other industries, Stuttgart
2013: tekom Workshop: "CE compliant technical documents", Frankfurt
2012: 2nd International Conference "Interpreting the Future", Berlin
2009: Workshop: "Stylistic traps in technical English", Frankfurt
2009: 1st International Conference "Interpreting the Future", Berlin
2008: tekom Annual Conference, Wiesbaden
2006: Seminar: "The new German orthography", Darmstadt

Portrait Photos: Foto Hanno, Seeheim-Jugenheim/Germany