Working languages:
Spanish to English
German to English

Oliver Toogood
Flair and accuracy tailored to your text

United Kingdom
Local time: 02:52 GMT (GMT+0)

Native in: English Native in English
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I am an English native speaker and a graduate in German and Spanish from the University of Southampton. I have lived in Germany and Spain and have spent prolonged periods abroad. I am resident in East London, and spent almost twenty years working in construction in the U.K. Prior to this I worked as a freelance translator, an occupation to which I have returned, which for me is the indulgence of a life long love. My spheres of interest are literary and creative ,with specialist knowledge of ceramics and construction terminology, with a wide understanding of legal and academic terminology and a flair for tourism literature and abstract ideas and concepts.
I am not only fascinated by what languages are, but also by what they have the potential to become, and the older I get the more their subtleties reveal themselves to me, which are exactly the qualities I try to capture and convey in my translation work.
To me a translator is someone who creates a parallel document. He takes a text in one language and converts it into another. With language knowledge and painstaking attention to detail, allied to flair and imagination he creates a second document which stands alone, without the need for cross-referencing.
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: 2843
PRO-level pts: 2732

Top languages (PRO)
Spanish to English527
English to Spanish349
Portuguese to English244
French to English242
German to English241
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Law (general)317
Finance (general)194
Law: Contract(s)183
Construction / Civil Engineering171
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters88
Business/Commerce (general)85
Mechanics / Mech Engineering84
Pts in 85 more flds >

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Profile last updated
Jun 21, 2019

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