Member since Jan '09

Working languages:
Norwegian to English
Danish to English
Swedish to English
Norwegian (Bokmal) to English
Norwegian (Nynorsk) to English

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Charles Ek
Your meaning, from your words and mine

Duluth, Minnesota, United States
Local time: 15:56 CST (GMT-6)

Native in: English Native in English
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading
Expertise
Specializes in:
Law (general)Law: Taxation & Customs
Law: Contract(s)Insurance
Medical: PharmaceuticalsGovernment / Politics
Environment & EcologyGeography
Tourism & Travel

Preferred currency USD
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 2228, Questions answered: 865, Questions asked: 248
Project History 40 projects entered

Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 3
Glossaries Swedish finance
Translation education Bachelor's degree - University of Minnesota -- Scandinavian Languages and Geography (Norwegian as major language)
Experience Years of translation experience: 6. Registered at ProZ.com: Dec 2008. Became a member: Jan 2009.
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Credentials Norwegian to English (University of Minnesota, verified)
Norwegian (Bokmal) to English (University of Minnesota, verified)
Norwegian (Nynorsk) to English (University of Minnesota, verified)
Memberships ATA
TeamsScandinavian Language Services
Software Adobe Acrobat, DejaVu, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, OmegaT, MyWorld, NeoOffice, OmegaT, OpenOffice.org, QuantumGIS, RapidWeaver, Powerpoint
Forum posts 30 forum posts
Website http://www.cxtranslations.com
CV/Resume CV available upon request
Training sessions attended Trainings
Professional practices Charles Ek endorses ProZ.com's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
Bio
My family roots are in Norway, Sweden, and Finland. My father's mother emigrated from Eidsvoll Verk in Norway, my father's father was a Swedish American, and my mother's parents emigrated from western Finland. I have a B.A. in Scandinavian Languages and Geography and a J.D. cum laude, both from the University of Minnesota. I taught Norwegian for one year at the University while a student and for several years as an adult education instructor in local schools. I worked for several years as a commercial insurance underwriter and then as a corporate risk manager. I practiced law for five years in employment law, environmental law, and criminal defense. Prior to becoming a full-time translator, I was the executive director of a nonprofit organization providing environmental education, environmental service learning, and outdoor recreation programs to local schools.

With the widespread availability of Internet streaming services, I am able to watch and listen to television and radio broadcasts daily from NRK (the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation) and SVT (the Swedish Television Company), as well as read several national and local newspapers from Denmark, Norway and Sweden. This is very helpful in maintaining my language skills and in keeping current on events. As a student I spent a great deal of time reading Norwegian source materials from the era when written Norwegian and written Danish were very similar. This experience makes translating from Danish almost as easy for me as working from Norwegian.

Like many Norwegians, Swedes, and Finns, I have a strong interest in outdoor pursuits. I was a search-and-rescue dog handler for seventeen years, and I am a lifelong nordic skier, canoeist, and backpacker.
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: 2264
PRO-level pts: 2228


Top languages (PRO)
Norwegian to English809
Swedish to English710
Danish to English432
Norwegian (Bokmal) to English245
Norwegian (Nynorsk) to English20
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Top general fields (PRO)
Tech/Engineering658
Other488
Bus/Financial433
Law/Patents333
Medical116
Pts in 4 more flds >
Top specific fields (PRO)
Construction / Civil Engineering227
Law (general)187
Law: Contract(s)106
Finance (general)106
Medical (general)84
Insurance76
Ships, Sailing, Maritime72
Pts in 69 more flds >

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This user has reported completing projects in the following job categories, language pairs, and fields.

Project History Summary
Total projects40
With client feedback0
Corroborated0
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positive0
neutral0
negative0

Job type
Translation40
Language pairs
Norwegian to English16
Swedish to English15
Danish to English9
3
Norwegian (Nynorsk) to English1
Specialty fields
Law: Contract(s)7
Law (general)7
Medical: Pharmaceuticals4
Business/Commerce (general)3
Transport / Transportation / Shipping2
Construction / Civil Engineering2
Real Estate2
Tourism & Travel1
Insurance1
Environment & Ecology1
Other fields
Medical (general)3
Computers (general)2
Computers: Hardware1
Ships, Sailing, Maritime1
Energy / Power Generation1
Computers: Software1
Accounting1
Petroleum Eng/Sci1
Poetry & Literature1
Mechanics / Mech Engineering1
Keywords: Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, bokmål, bokmal, Bokmål, Bokmal, nynorsk, Nynorsk, English, law, legal, contracts, contract, patents, patent, insurance, risk management, geography, tourism, travel, courts, court, norsk, dansk, svensk, svenska, oversetter, oversettelse, oversætte, oversætter, oversættelse, översätta, översättning, översättare


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