Member since Aug '02

Working languages:
Dutch to English

Christopher Smith
Experienced translator

Harrogate, United Kingdom
Local time: 18:04 BST (GMT+1)

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
Specializes in:
Business/Commerce (general)Construction / Civil Engineering
Engineering (general)Finance (general)
General / Conversation / Greetings / LettersGovernment / Politics
HistoryLaw (general)
Military / DefenseTransport / Transportation / Shipping

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 319, Questions answered: 181, Questions asked: 124
Glossaries Construction glossary
Experience Years of experience: 23. Registered at Jan 2001. Became a member: Aug 2002.
Credentials Dutch to English (Chartered Institute of Linguists, verified)
Memberships N/A
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CV/Resume English (DOC)
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Experienced freelance translator with many years' experience of the Dutch language. Full time translator since November 1998. Worked in logistics in the Netherlands for 5 years. Since 1998, worked on translation of numerous technical specifications, manuals for computer software and legal documents.

After a colourful variety of careers in logistics, podiatry and the (part-time) military, I finally settled down to become a full-time freelance translator in November 1998. Now I wonder why I did not adopt this career sooner. At least I can draw on wide experience for any job that is presented to me!
I mainly tend to deal with technical documents (civil or mechanical engineering, logistics etc.) and legal contracts, but on occasions I also translate articles concerning art, architecture and many other subjects. My clients will attest that I am always willing to go the extra mile and contribute any suggestions that I may feel appropriate. In Dutch terms: meedenken. Furthermore, deadlines are sacrosanct.

If you are looking for a veteran translator with broad experience of work and life, you have come to the right man.
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: 431
PRO-level pts: 319

Top languages (PRO)
Dutch to English312
Flemish to English7
Top general fields (PRO)
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Top specific fields (PRO)
Construction / Civil Engineering28
Law (general)24
Military / Defense20
Business/Commerce (general)15
Engineering (general)14
Mechanics / Mech Engineering12
Transport / Transportation / Shipping8
Pts in 24 more flds >

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Keywords: commercial, logistics, military, technical

Profile last updated
Mar 23

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