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Member since Dec '09

Working languages:
English to Indonesian
Indonesian to English
English (monolingual)

Proficiency, accuracy, local insight

Local time: 18:02 WIB (GMT+7)

Native in: Indonesian Native in Indonesian
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Account type Freelancer, Identity Verified Verified member
Services Translation, Editing/proofreading
Specializes in:
Advertising / Public RelationsManufacturing
Medical: Health CareMarketing / Market Research
ManagementEnvironment & Ecology
Chemistry; Chem Sci/EngBusiness/Commerce (general)
Automotive / Cars & TrucksCertificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs

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Words translated: 1,902
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 29, Questions answered: 20
Payment methods accepted Wire transfer, PayPal
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 3
Translation education Bachelor's degree - Institut Teknologi Bandung
Experience Years of translation experience: 18. Registered at Feb 2008. Became a member: Dec 2009.
Credentials English to Indonesian (Himpunan Penerjemah Indonesia - HPI (The Association of Indonesian Translators), verified)
English (University of Michigan, verified)
English (TOEFL, verified)
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint
Professional practices Darmali endorses's Professional Guidelines.
About me
Languages have always been an important part of my family, because my parents (my late mother and father) spoke three languages, Indonesian, Dutch and English fluently. At an early age I was introduced to a second language, English, and continued to sharpen my language skills with the help of my mother, who at that time taught English. I continued to sharpen my language skills, taking both local TOEFL test (score 550) as well as the Certificate for proficiency in English from the University of Michigan (also offered locally) Since I was more interested in science, technology and business, I continued to study chemistry at Insdtitut Teknologi Bandung and after graduating with a Bachelor’s degree, I embarked on a career in research and development and business management at several prominent multinational companies. My career in the business world provided exposure to a multi cultural environment, and provided opportunities to sharpen my language skills, particularly English, even more, because English was the official language used for communicating, it was like total immersion for eight to ten hours a day, five days a week, for more than a decade. I had to think, communicate, write (proposals, briefs, financial reports, new product launches, trouble-shooting/problem solving) even argue in English and act as interpreter for my expatriate bosses during meetings, market visits and field trips, and through all this I acquired proficiency in English, which is why I choose translation as my business.
After establishing my business as freelance translator, proofreader and editor (English <> Indonesian), I worked on several projects, translating a website, company profiles/reports, business proposals and reports for non government organizations, market research and surveys)
For the last seven years I have been involved in an ongoing project translating media reports and press releases from Indonesian to English and vice versa on various topics, among others, consumer goods, automotive products, lifestyle, community development, environmental issues, financial issues. This is a routine project, from Monday to Saturday, with a turnover of around 20,000 words per month. I work with both international and local clients. I offer high quality, accurate translations, as well as local insight, tailored to the client’s needs. To ensure consistent quality I conduct in-depth research on current terminology and language style, and I perform rigorous QA before sending the final documents to the client. Recently, I acquired accreditation as English to Indonesian translator from the Association of Indonesian Translators (Himpunan Penerjemah Indonesia/HPI).
Keywords: English to Indonesian, Indonesian to English, business, marketing, commercial, market research, media reports, press releases, corporate social responsibility, CSR, sustainable business practices, environmental issues, science, technology, chemistry, biochemistry, medical, lifestyle, automotive, motorcycles, fast moving consumer goods, retail, food & beverage, toiletries, cosmetics, home furnishings, furniture, finance, luxury goods, community development and empowerment, healthcare, safety, childcare, empowerment of women, government policies and regulatory issues, insurance

Profile last updated
Jul 19, 2015

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