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Working languages:
Urdu to English
English to Urdu
Urdu to Panjabi

Muhammad Salman Riaz
Perfection is my Obsession

Leeds, England, United Kingdom
Local time: 12:31 BST (GMT+1)

Native in: Urdu Native in Urdu
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Account type Freelancer
Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Software localization, Voiceover (dubbing), Transcription, Project management, Vendor management
Specializes in:
Business/Commerce (general)Computers (general)
Medical (general)Marketing / Market Research
Poetry & LiteratureLinguistics
Law (general)IT (Information Technology)
Education / PedagogyCertificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 8, Questions answered: 10, Questions asked: 2
Blue Board entries made by this user  1 entry

Payment methods accepted Money order, Visa, Wire transfer, Check, PayPal
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 2
Experience Years of translation experience: 5. Registered at May 2011. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials N/A
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, Idiom, LocStudio, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Aegisub (for Subtitling), Google Translator Toolkit, Powerpoint
CV/Resume English (DOCX)
Professional practices Muhammad Salman Riaz endorses's Professional Guidelines.
About me
I am experienced and talented language service provider who specializes in a variety of linguistic services including translation, editing/review, transcription, foreign/second language test development, vowelization (with reference to Urdu), voice over, and transcreation. Though I do not purport to be the best language service provider with reference to my working languages, what sets me apart from many others is my linguistic talent, my passion for languages, my substantial experience as a freelance linguist as well as teacher of English, and a number of satisfied clients from UK, USA, Thailand, and India. A brief detail is as under:

- I am a native speaker of Urdu and Punjabi, and hold substantial experience of translating and editing documents from English to Urdu and Punjabi from a variety of domains, especially IT, medical, legal, business, and pedagogical. I would especially like to mention that I have successfully been localizing and reviewing highly technical documents from Google and Microsoft, the two leading computer technology companies.

- I am a preferable choice for a number of translation companies, which duly acknowledge the quality of work I produce with reference to translation, editing, proofreading, second-foreign language test development, transcription, and voice-over.

- I am doing PhD in translation studies from University of Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK -- an undertaking which has enriched my conceptual knowledge of the various theories, techniques, and methods of translation. It has also increased my know-how of translating culturally-sensitive expressions.

- I am also a researcher in translation (one of my research papers on translation has been accepted for presentation at an international conference), blogger (my blog URL is, and writer (the link to my translation-related article is

- Moreover, I have around six years experience of working as a lecturer in English at a public-sector university in Pakistan, where I taught a variety of linguistics-related courses -- such as Communication Skills, Functional English, Qualitative Research Methodology, Sociolinguistics, Bilingualism, Stylistics, and Computer Assisted Language Learning. Also, I hold MPhil Linguistics degree. This relevant educational and professional background has enhanced not only my vision of the graphological, morpho-syntactic, lexical/semantic, phonological, stylistic, and communicative specifics of languages, but also my potential to deal with them.

Given this strong academic and professional background and my expertise in linguistics and translation, I am sure that I will prove to be an asset for any client hiring my services.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for any query or if you want to have a look at my updated CV, translation samples, reference letters from clients, and so on.
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Total pts earned: 12
PRO-level pts: 8

Top languages (PRO)
English to Urdu4
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General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters4

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Keywords: Urdu, English, Punjabi, translation, localization, review, editing, proofreading, language test development, transcription, voice over, transcreation

Profile last updated
Nov 19, 2015

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