Member since Nov '05

Working languages:
German to English
Dutch to English
French to English

John Owen
Over 30 years of technical translation

Local time: 20:59 CET (GMT+1)

Native in: English Native in English
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Services Translation, Interpreting
Specializes in:
Mechanics / Mech EngineeringEngineering: Industrial
Engineering (general)Automotive / Cars & Trucks
Computers: Systems, NetworksIT (Information Technology)

German to English - Rates: 0.10 - 0.12 EUR per word / 35 - 45 EUR per hour
Dutch to English - Rates: 0.10 - 0.12 EUR per word / 35 - 45 EUR per hour
French to English - Rates: 0.10 - 0.12 EUR per word / 35 - 45 EUR per hour
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 420, Questions answered: 200, Questions asked: 19
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Translation education Graduate diploma - University of Kent, UK
Experience Years of experience: 41. Registered at Nov 2005. Became a member: Nov 2005. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials German to English (University of Kent at Canterbury)
Dutch to English (University of Kent at Canterbury)
French to English (to A level and in 20 years' practice)
Memberships N/A
Software Across, Adobe Acrobat, memoQ, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Access, Across, Excel, FrameMaker 7.2, Word XP, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, SDLX, STAR Transit
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I have been working as an in-house and freelance translator and interpreter (consecutive and simultaneous) in industry for over 30 years.

Over the last 20 years I have specialised particularly in industrial engineering - with all the associated commercial, technical and legal aspects.

Native British English speaker, but have lived and worked in the Netherlands and Germany for the last 30 years.

BA (Hons.) in German and Dutch Language and Literature from the University of London, followed by Post-Graduate Diploma in Vocational Language Techniques from the University of Kent in Canterbury.

In 2002 I translated the book “100 Years of Speedometers – History and Future of Driver Information Systems” that SiemensVDO published to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the invention of the speedometer into English.
In 2002 I also translated several chapters of the SiemensVDO book “Internal Combustion Engines: Principles, Components, Systems, Perspectives” into English.
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Total pts earned: 423
PRO-level pts: 420

Top languages (PRO)
German to English357
Dutch to English24
French to English19
Italian to English16
English to German4
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Top specific fields (PRO)
Mechanics / Mech Engineering103
Automotive / Cars & Trucks55
Engineering (general)28
Engineering: Industrial26
Business/Commerce (general)20
IT (Information Technology)19
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Keywords: metallurgy, electronics, machine engineering, automotive, plastics, textile machinery, it, contract law, automation, pipe and wire production

Profile last updated
Sep 6, 2019

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