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German to English
Italian to English
French to English

James Nixon
Opening new markets through translation

New Zealand
Local time: 10:38 NZST (GMT+12)

Native in: English 
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Account type Freelancer, Identity Verified Verified site user
Services Translation, Editing/proofreading
Expertise
Specializes in:
Construction / Civil EngineeringEducation / Pedagogy
Engineering (general)Linguistics
MusicSports / Fitness / Recreation
Transport / Transportation / Shipping

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 4, Questions answered: 9, Questions asked: 1
Payment methods accepted PayPal
Translation education Graduate diploma - University of Auckland
Experience Years of translation experience: 5. Registered at ProZ.com: Sep 2012.
ProZ.com Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials Italian to English (University of Auckland, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Translation & Interpreting Studies)
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Photoshop, Fluency, MemoQ, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint
Training sessions attended Business skills for translators [download]
Professional practices James Nixon endorses ProZ.com's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
About me
About the translator


I have been translating as a freelance translator for translation agencies since the end of 2012, although have also volunteered as an interpreter for sports teams representing New Zealand in Germany and the South Pacific.

Despite having lived in multiple countries, I have decided to focus on these three language pairs for translation, as my grasp of these languages allows me to pick up cultural and linguistic nuances and bring these through in my translations.

Qualifications
Postgraduate Diploma in Translation Studies with Merit from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
Graduate Certificate in TESOL , Victoria University of Wellington.
BA with majors in Modern Language Studies, Italian Studies, Linguistics and Second Language Education through Victoria University of Wellington.
Study abroad I have been lucky enough to study at L'Universita' per Stranieri di Perugia for one month under a scholarship from the Italian Embassy in Wellington, New Zealand. I also gained entry to university in New Zealand following school results achieved in Austria during an exchange year with AFS, as well as a high school exchange to Noumea, New Caledonia.

My specialist fields
Sports I have represented New Zealand in handball as well as beach handball, and have represented my city/region in football, golf, cricket, and skiing. I also enjoy volleyball, squash and rock climbing.
Engineering 2005-2006 I worked as an engineering cadet for Opus International Consultants mainly working in roading, bridges and other fields of civil engineering.
Linguistics BA Major.
Second Language Education BA Major / GCert TESOL, have spent one year teaching English at a public school in Suzhou, Jiangsu province, China, and went to Russia to set up a German department at a language academy outside Moscow.
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Total pts earned: 4
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Language (PRO)
Italian to English4
Top general field (PRO)
Medical4
Top specific field (PRO)
Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs4

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Keywords: German to English translation, French to English translation, Italian to English translation, Engineering, Linguistics, Sport, General Translation,


Profile last updated
May 10