Working languages:
German to English
Japanese to English

Dr Peter Burt
Style-sensitive translations

Erno (CO), Lombardia, Italy
Local time: 00:43 CET (GMT+1)

Native in: English Native in English
Account type Freelancer
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Voiceover (dubbing), Subtitling
Specializes in:
MusicSocial Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.

Preferred currency EUR
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 6
Experience Years of translation experience: 13. Registered at Dec 2005. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials N/A
Memberships N/A
Software MemoQ, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, MemoQ
CV/Resume German (PDF), English (PDF)
About me
I am a British Citizen, born in London, and resided for nearly 14 years in Vienna before moving to Northern Italy in 2016. My specific sphere of interest is Music, in which subject I have a Ph.D from the University of Durham (UK), and until 2012 I was employed by the British Open University to teach distance learning courses covering music and a broad range of humanities disciplines. I also work as a freelance English teacher, translator and occasional author of articles on music.

My main expertise is in music and arts subjects, but as teacher of business English I have also considerable experience of commercial vocabulary. Since starting to take on translation work in 2005, I have undertaken various projects for the music industry as well as other fields, including e.g. work for Austrian government/ the military, translation of CVs, employment and benefit regulations, promotional materials for sports and tourism, etc. A point of translation over which I take particular care is sensitivity to the style in which the original is written, and the readership for whom it is intended. A piece such as the Newsletter of the Universal Edition (see below), for example, written in a journalistic style, obviously demands a matching style of translation, which is different from that required by a formal business document, an advertisement, on-line details for computer courses, and so on.

Some examples of the type of work I have undertaken over the years include: the quarterly newsletter of Viennese music publisher Universal Edition; other music-related articles; work for the Austrian ombudsman service; on-line information on computer courses; a large batch of employment documents for a German subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson; and various small pieces of work (hotel brochures etc.)
Keywords: music, theatre, opera, cinema, literature, art, philosophy, general business English, employment, benefits, real estate, tourism

Profile last updated
Jan 6, 2017

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