Working languages:
Dutch to English
Portuguese to English

Richard Purdom
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Native in: English 
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Transcription
Specializes in:
AgricultureScience (general)
Media / MultimediaMarketing / Market Research
Law: Contract(s)Engineering (general)
Electronics / Elect EngCinema, Film, TV, Drama
Automotive / Cars & TrucksTourism & Travel

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 613, Questions answered: 470, Questions asked: 184
Payment methods accepted Wire transfer, PayPal
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 3
Experience Years of translation experience: 11. Registered at Jan 2013. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
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Software memoQ, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint
Hi there! I am a British national, although I have lived in Portugal with my Dutch wife for the last twenty years. Before moving here, I lived in Holland for six years, so I am totally fluent in both Dutch and Portuguese.

In addition, I am a qualified TEFL teacher and I have a great interest in linguistics.

Over the years I have worked in a wide range of environments with both Dutch and Portuguese nationals, principally in broadcast TV and building renovation. Between 2004 and 2012, I carried out a number of translation jobs from Dutch and Portuguese into English, as well as some teaching work. Since 2012, I have worked as a translator full-time, averaging around 50,000 words a month. My work has covered websites, HR documents, tender specifications, accident reports, literature and minutes of meetings.

My educational background is in engineering and I have a degree from King's College London, so I am well equipped to take on technical translations.

Flexibility and intelligent use of technology mean that I can accompany your projects accurately and swiftly, and I will go that extra mile to translate a tricky word.

I understand the need for cost control and the necessity to meet deadlines, and I will not let you down!
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: 655
PRO-level pts: 613

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Portuguese to English450
Dutch to English143
English to German4
English to Spanish4
English to Portuguese4
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Business/Commerce (general)50
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Law (general)24
Law: Contract(s)20
Finance (general)20
Electronics / Elect Eng20
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May 24

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