Jeff Smith has a PhD. in German literature and taught at both a high school and college level. Not only does he speak regular German, but Schwaebisch and Swiss-German as well. A self-employed technical translator for the last two decades, he has worked for German, Austrian and Swiss companies, translating their manuals, catalogs and Web sites. Jeff's most interesting translation ever? A 400-page diary written by a Jewish refugee who spent the war years in Switzerland, commissioned by his granddaughter in Cincinnati!
Jeff's interests include Motorradfahren (motorcycling), Bienenzucht (beekeeping), Reisen (travel), Gitarrespielen (guitar playing) and Naturfotografie (nature photography).