Member since May '13

Working languages:
German to English

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Ben Harrison
Specialising in financial translations

United Kingdom
Local time: 02:44 GMT (GMT+0)

Native in: English (Variant: British) 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, Website localization, MT post-editing
Expertise
Specializes in:
Advertising / Public RelationsEnvironment & Ecology
Finance (general)Business/Commerce (general)
Tourism & TravelGeneral / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
Journalism

Preferred currency GBP
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 31, Questions answered: 26, Questions asked: 34
Payment methods accepted PayPal
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 1
Translation education Master's degree - University of Westminster
Experience Years of translation experience: 7. Registered at ProZ.com: Jun 2012. Became a member: May 2013.
ProZ.com Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials German to English (University of Westminster, verified)
Memberships ITI
Software Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, SDL TRADOS
Training sessions attended Attended 10 training sessions

Professional practices Ben Harrison endorses ProZ.com's Professional Guidelines.
Bio

I have a lifelong interest in languages and an excellent command of written English, which was forged during my studies and by my time spent teaching English as a second language. My first degree was in French, German and Spanish at the University of Wales, followed by a Master's in Technical and Specialised Translation (German and Spanish) at the University of Westminster, and I have also attended summer schools in Germany and Guatemala.

I have a long-standing personal interest in the financial markets and have taken classes in Economics both at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and before starting as a translator I worked at a financial magazine reporting on credit derivatives, so my main specialisation is in financial translations. In 2016 I also spent a period of time working in-house at Audi translating the annual financial report. 

Another of my areas of interest is sustainable construction and passive house technology. I am a supporter of the Passivhaus Trust in the UK and have completed a course in the fundamentals of passive house technology from the Passive House Institute.

I have also translated a great deal of corporate literature and marketing texts, particularly in the tourism sector, which I enjoy as this allows me a freer rein to get the creative juices flowing. Some of my previous work in the tourism sector includes translating brochures and press releases for a major international airline.

Keywords: German, French, Spanish, finance, economics, accountancy, localisation, translation, proofreading, marketing, advertising, websites, tourism


Profile last updated
Aug 29



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