Working languages:
Dutch to English
Portuguese to English

Richard Purdom
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Local time: 22:32 WEST (GMT+1)

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, Transcription
Specializes in:
AgricultureAutomotive / Cars & Trucks
Cinema, Film, TV, DramaElectronics / Elect Eng
Tourism & TravelMedia / Multimedia
Science (general)Engineering (general)
Law: Contract(s)Marketing / Market Research

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 673, Questions answered: 540, Questions asked: 211
Payment methods accepted Wire transfer, PayPal
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 3
Experience Years of experience: 14. Registered at Jan 2013. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
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Hi there! I am a British national, although I have been in Portugal 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 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 50,000 to 60,000 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; 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: 715
PRO-level pts: 673

Top languages (PRO)
Portuguese to English482
Dutch to English163
English to Portuguese12
Spanish to English4
Italian to English4
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Business/Commerce (general)54
Construction / Civil Engineering53
Law: Contract(s)28
Law (general)28
Sports / Fitness / Recreation24
Electronics / Elect Eng24
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Profile last updated
Nov 27, 2019

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