Kelly McCollough, German Historical Institute Washington

Mark’s knowledge of German history gives him a real advantage as a translator of both primary- and secondary-source German texts. He has an excellent understanding of terminology, which is essential in producing accurate translations—whether of historical documents or modern-day scholarly texts. Additionally, Mark devotes careful attention to syntax, style, and rhythm, so that his translations are more than just correct, they are also a pleasure to read. Sometimes a slight change in punctuation or word order makes all the difference.