Working languages:
Swedish to English

Penelope Colston
Professional writer/native speaker

Local time: 01:56 EEST (GMT+3)

Native in: English Native in English
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified site user
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, MT post-editing
Specializes in:
Advertising / Public RelationsCinema, Film, TV, Drama
Food & DrinkTourism & Travel
Printing & Publishing
KudoZ activity (PRO) Questions asked: 1
Translation education Master's degree - Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
Experience Years of experience: 12. Registered at Apr 2011. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials N/A
Memberships N/A
Software Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word
CV/Resume English (DOC)
I began my writing career in journalism, and worked for six years as a reporter for newspapers up and down the east coast of the United States. I then moved on to freelance and corporate communications/marketing writing and copy-editing. Nowadays, I freelance for newspapers and magazines and translate Swedish texts into English. My specialty is translating or rewriting creative copy for use in brochures, advertisements and websites. I also enjoy translating fiction. That said, my years as a journalist have equipped me to handle texts associated with just about any field. Over the years, I have written about legal issues, business, science, the arts, and so forth.

I possess a near-fluent reading level in Swedish, and can translate sophisticated source texts into clean, accurate, native-English copy. I live in a Swedish community and am married to a native Swedish-speaker who is always ready to explain an unfamiliar term or idiom. I can offer translations in both British and American English: I lived in England for 7 years and was educated in England at secondary school and university level.

Profile last updated
Aug 14, 2014

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