Working languages:
Indonesian to English
English to Indonesian
Thai to English

David Andersen

Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Local time: 09:56 AEST (GMT+10)

Native in: English 
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This person is a top KudoZ point holder in Indonesian to English
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Clear, accurate, natural translation, based on long experience and solid understanding of translation theory
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified site user
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Transcription
Specializes in:
Government / PoliticsLinguistics
Education / PedagogyInternational Org/Dev/Coop
Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVsReligion
Poetry & LiteratureMedical: Health Care

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 102, Questions answered: 63, Questions asked: 245
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 3
Glossaries Istilah pemerintah
Translation education PhD - Fuller
Experience Years of experience: 27. Registered at Oct 2011. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials English to Indonesian (National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters)
Indonesian to English (National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters)
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Paratext, Translator's Workplace, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS
CV/Resume CV available upon request
Professional practices David Andersen endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
I am a native speaker of English and have near-native speaker mastery of oral and written Indonesian. I have spent eighteen years working in Indonesia. For most of that time I was working for an NGO and seconded to various departments of the Indonesian government, including the Department of Education, the Indonesian Institute of Sciences, the Department of Social Affiars, and the Community Development Office. I have been doing translation work for seventeen years, both between Indonesian and English as well as into regional languages of Indonesian. I have taught graduate linguistics at an Indonesian university, and published books and articles in the fields of Indonesian languages and linguistics in both Indonesian and English, including authoring bilingual and trilingual books and dictionaries. I have presented papers at national and international conferences in both English and Indonesian. I have worked as a translation consultant providing quality control for translations into Indonesian regional languages.
I am also fluent in Thai, having worked at Thammasat University in Bangkok as a linguist after getting married to my Thai wife. She is a linguist with a background in science, mental health, social science and linguistics. Her profile is at We work together when doing translation to and from Thai. With a native speaker’s excellent comprehension of the source language, and a native speaker’s excellent sense of how to express the meaning clearly, accurately, and naturally in the target language, we will provide you with a top quality translation.
This user has reported completing projects in the following job categories, language pairs, and fields.

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Total projects7
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Language pairs
English to Indonesian5
Indonesian to English2
Specialty fields
Medical: Health Care2
Law (general)1
Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs1
Tourism & Travel1
Other fields
Engineering (general)1
Keywords: Indonesian government education health translation translator linguistics accurate clear natural bahasa Indonesia pemerintahan pendidikan kesehatan penerjemah Inggris penerjemahan tepat jelas wajar

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