I have recently retired from teaching Maths and IT to 11-18 year olds. For four years my teaching career took me to East Malaysia where I learnt, taught, preached and did day to day business in Bahasa Malaysia. While there I was Principal of the Advanced Bible School in Lawas. I lectured daily. Several of the textbooks and the translation of the Bible we used were Indonesian. We had regular contact with Indonesians from the southern part of Borneo.
Spring 2011: I did two weeks intensive Malay study at Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang and was a delegate at the Seminar on Translation of South East Asian Languages (TranSEAL) 2011. My wife, Jo Bennett (Proz profile here
), also participated in the study programme and conference in Penang, and in October 2012 we joined forces to form a partnership trading as Alphanumeric Assistance. You can find our website at www.alphanumericassistance.co.uk
. Jo also translates from Malay and Indonesian into English and we are able to provide second pair of eyes checks for each other's work in these language combinations.