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Indonesian to English

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February 2021

Arfan Achyar
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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya (Djakarta Raya), Indonesia
Local time: 03:15 WIB (GMT+7)

Native in: Indonesian (Variant: Minangkabaunese) Native in Indonesian
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Software localization
Specializes in:
Engineering (general)Games / Video Games / Gaming / Casino
Petroleum Eng/SciAutomotive / Cars & Trucks
Aerospace / Aviation / SpaceBusiness/Commerce (general)
Computers: SoftwareIT (Information Technology)
Computers: HardwareComputers (general)

Preferred currency USD
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 387, Questions answered: 245, Questions asked: 3
Payment methods accepted Wire transfer
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 2
Glossaries general, otomotif
Translation education self-taught
Experience Years of experience: 23. Registered at Nov 2007. Became a member: Dec 2008.
Credentials English to Indonesian (ProZ)
English to Indonesian (The University of Indonesia)
Indonesian to English (The University of Indonesia)
Memberships Association of Indonesian Translators (HPI)
Software Adobe Acrobat, DejaVu, memoQ, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, Wordfast, XTM
CV/Resume CV available upon request
Events and training
Contests won 9th Translation Contest: English to Indonesian
Professional practices Arfan Achyar endorses's Professional Guidelines.
My name is Arfan Achyar. I am a full-time professional English <> Indonesian freelance certified translator and interpreter. I have been a translator since about 1999. I provide fast, accurate, and high-quality translation. I got into this translation business not because I want to be a translator but more because of the fact that in 1998-1999, during the height of economic crisis in Indonesia, I could not find any job. One of my paternal uncles who happened to know that I was good in English offered me to translate a document, a safety document to be precise, from English to Indonesian, and he was satisfied with the results.

Afterwards, I started offering my services to book publishers around Jakarta, my hometown, which I knew printed and published books translated from English. In the beginning, I had a little luck, but with perseverance, I managed to attract the attention of a book publisher. I translated 5 books for this publisher and one of them was an English bestseller titled Megatrend 2010 by Patricia Aberdene and John Naisbitt. From then on, book-translation orders never cease. And until today, I have worked with several major publishing houses in Indonesia and translated many books for them. The list of translated books as well as the list of publishing companies using my services can be found at my website.

At about the same time as my first effort to attract the attention of book publishing companies, a friend offered me a freelance job as an interpreter. I was required to interpret for the participants of a workshop on labour issues; something that I was not familiar with but I regarded as a challenge. It turned out excellent and the institution organising the event was very satisfied and kept using me whenever there is a need for an interpreter.

For me, translation is an art. It is not merely changing one sentence from one language to the other. Translating means preserving the intended meaning the author wants the reader to understand.

I believe, the services I provide to my clients are the best value for the money they pay, and one last note: I have never disappointed my clients in regards of the quality of my work.

Services offered:
I offer the following services:
1. Translation, Editing, and Proofreading of English <> Indonesian (send me a private message to know the rate in details)
2. Interpreting (Consecutive and Simultaneous): English <> Indonesia (send me a private message to know the rate in details)
3. Thanks to a dedicated team of Sworn Translators, I can now provide sworn translation services for English - Indonesian, vv.

CAT (Computer-Aided Translation) Tools used:
- Idiom (Highly proficient)
- OmegaT (Highly proficient)
- SDLX (Fully Licensed)
- Trados 2007 (Fully Licensed)
- Trados Studio 2011 and Multiterm 2011 (Fully Licensed and Certified)
- Trados Studio 2014 and Multiterm 2014 (Fully Licensed)
- Wordfast Classic and Pro (Fully Licensed)
- XTM Cloud 5.51 (Highly proficient)
- Alchemy Catalyst 9 (Highly proficient)
- MemoQ (Fully Licensed)
- Deja Vu X2 (Fully Licensed)

I am basically connected to the web 24/7 due to the leased line broadband connection I am currently using. However, please observe the time difference between your place and Indonesia (GMT+7). My working day starts at 8 in the morning until 8 at night. So, if you are compelled to contact me outside this working hour, I will do my best to answer your message on the next working day.

How to geld hold of me:
I can be easily contacted through the internal message system that ProZ provides.

Zynga; Developer of Facebook's games (CrimeNation - aka Mafia Wars 2, Empires and Allies, and Zynga Poker - desktop and mobile versions).
The United States' Trade and Development Agency (USTDA); a 5-week interpretation project related with geothermal development in five Indonesian cities.
The World Bank; Jakarta's office.
Asia Financial Network; Jakarta.
Lingotek; a translation agency in USA.
Re-Trans; a translation agency in Germany.
Nord Traduction; a translation agency in France.; a translation agency in Italy.
Transnet; a translation agency in Singapore.
Knowledgeworks; a translation agency in India.
Axis Translations; a translation agency in UK.
Applied Language Solutions; a translation agency in UK.
N.I.C. (Asia Pacific) Ltd.; a translation agency in Thailand.
Remdex; an Indonesian labor NGO focusing on labor’s empowerment in Indonesia.
PLAN Indonesia; a British NGO working on children’s issues such as education, the impact of domestic violence on children, and children empowerment and participation.
LIPS – Lembaga Informasi Perburuhan Sedane (Sedane Labour Resource Center), Bogor, Indonesia; an Indonesian labor NGO focusing on labor’s empowerment in Indonesia.
CIFOR - Center For International Forestry Research; an International NGO working on the issues of forestry and people.
Zahra Publishing House, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Dinar Publishing House, Bandung, Indonesia.
Alvabet Publishing House, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Transmedia Publishing House, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Hikmah Publishing House, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Gramedia Pustaka Utama, Jakarta, Indonesia; a major publishing house in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Prenada Media Publishing House, Jakarta, Indonesia.
• Many other personal clients which are too numerous to mention.

Professional Association:
I am a member of Association of Indonesian Translators (Himpunan Penerjemah Indonesia) - HPI and from which I have received certified-translator status, conferred on February 23, 2014.
I was one of eight moderators of Bahtera, a mailing list of translators based in Indonesia but also has members from all over the world.
I am a certified translator for English to Indonesian and Indonesian to English. The certifications are provided by the University of Indonesia.

I have handled countless translation projects in various fields. I have signed countless Non-Disclosure Agreements which prevent me from giving detailed explanations in this profile. However, should you feel the need to know a particular translation field which I have done, I can always provide you with general information. Just drop me a message.

Details regarding rates should be directed to [email protected] and they are strictly confidential.
This user has earned KudoZ points by helping other translators with PRO-level terms. Click point total(s) to see term translations provided.

Total pts earned: 423
PRO-level pts: 387

Top languages (PRO)
English to Indonesian290
Indonesian to English97
Top general fields (PRO)
Social Sciences12
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Law (general)43
Internet, e-Commerce31
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters28
Cinema, Film, TV, Drama28
Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs24
Business/Commerce (general)23
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Business/Commerce (general)1
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