Working languages:
Greek to English
English to Greek

Vasilis D. Simos
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Glyfada, Attiki, Greece
Local time: 16:39 EEST (GMT+3)

Native in: Greek Native in Greek, English Native in English
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Professional translator with 17 years of experience. Specialization in legal and financial material.
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified site user
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Services Translation
Specializes in:
Law (general)Law: Patents, Trademarks, Copyright
Law: Contract(s)Law: Taxation & Customs
EconomicsFinance (general)
AccountingGovernment / Politics
Real EstateAerospace / Aviation / Space

Preferred currency EUR
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 20, Questions answered: 19
Blue Board entries made by this user  25 entries

Payment methods accepted Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, Wire transfer, Check, Skrill | Send a payment via ProZ*Pay
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 11
Glossaries Greek English legal glossary
Translation education Other - University of Cambridge-ESOL Proficiency in English
Experience Years of experience: 18. Registered at Nov 2011. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials Greek to English (National and Capodistrian University of Athens)
Greek to English (Ministry of Education English Teaching license)
Greek to English (Military Investigations License G.S.I.)
Greek to English (Federal Aviation Administration S.E.L.)
Greek to English (Federal Aviation Administration General Rotorcraft)

Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, Abbyy Finereader 9.0, Microsoft Access, SDL Trados Studio 2017, XTM, Powerpoint, SDL Online Translation Editor, SDL TRADOS
Professional practices Vasilis D. Simos endorses's Professional Guidelines.

I have been a translator for 17 years.

I specialize in financial and legal material.

Both Greek and English are native languages for me, having resided and worked in both Greece and the United States for 20 years respectively.

Among other things I've earned a Proficiency in English from the University of Cambridge.

I also studied Finance at the University of San Francisco.

Prior work experience includes having worked in the financial sector, contracting with large law firms and serving as an active duty helicopter pilot.

My specialization in financial material is enhanced by the fact that I worked for stock brokerage firms for 7 years.

Contracting as a paralegal assistant for both American and Greek law firms for 8 years, I became specialized in legal material as well. 

I hold two different pilot's licenses, an S.E.L. license for airplanes, and a General Rotorcraft license for helicopters.

In Greece, I also obtained an English teaching license.

Over the past 17 years, I have translated countless court cases, vast financial material and a host of general legal material. 

Although I also hold a language diploma in French (DELF), I do not translate in French.

In addition, I am a fully certified Microsoft Office Professional, specializing in Access, Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.

Lastly, and most importantly, I would like to offer my viewpoint, following nearly two decades of experience in the industry.

Translations reflect both one's writing skills as well as their proficiency with both the source and target languages.

The truth is that especially with regards to technical material, such as legal or financial subjects, there can simply be no substitute for true native speakers.

And in order for one to become a genuine native speaker in any language, studying at a University or obtaining a diploma is simply not enough.

To become an outstanding translator, one must both reside and work for many years at nations where their chosen translation languages are widely spoken.

Furthermore a true professional translator, must also hone their writing skills through practice, over an elongated period of time. 

I am a true native speaker of both designated languages.

Yet even more importantly, I am a proficient writer, well versed in my areas of specialization.

Experience cannot be bought, it must be earned.

As such, I offer meticulous work and pristine quality.

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Aug 4

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