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Working languages:
Hungarian to English
English to Hungarian
Hungarian (monolingual)
English (monolingual)

Tamas Elek
Translator, lawyer, engineer

Preston, United Kingdom
Local time: 01:23 GMT (GMT+0)

Native in: English Native in English, Hungarian Native in Hungarian
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Translator, lawyer, engineer
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Software localization, Voiceover (dubbing), Training
Specializes in:
Law (general)Law: Contract(s)
Law: Patents, Trademarks, CopyrightComputers: Hardware
Computers: SoftwareTelecom(munications)
Transport / Transportation / ShippingEngineering (general)
Electronics / Elect EngMechanics / Mech Engineering

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 483, Questions answered: 224, Questions asked: 67
Blue Board entries made by this user  12 entries

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Translation education Other - Postgraduate Diploma in Translation (DipTrans), Chartered Institute of Linguists
Experience Years of translation experience: 6. Registered at ProZ.com: Jan 2013. Became a member: Mar 2014.
ProZ.com Certified PRO certificate(s)
Credentials Hungarian to English (Chartered Institute of Linguists, verified)
English to Hungarian (Chartered Institute of Linguists, verified)
English to Hungarian (Certificate of Public Service Interpreting)
Hungarian to English (Certificate of Public Service Interpreting)
Hungarian to English (ELTE - Specialised technical translator)

Memberships ITI
Software Adobe Acrobat, AutoCAD, Dreamweaver, memoQ, MemSource Cloud, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS
Website http://tamas-elek.uk
Conference participation Conferences attendedProZ/TV Credential
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Qualified freelance translator and interpreter (Hungarian – English and English – Hungarian) in the specialisms of law and technology. Significant experience involving a wide range of clients including various authorities, courts and supermarket chains. A qualifying law degree in English law and a comprehensive engineering degree ensure that experience does not only extend to the languages, but also to the fields of expertise. Member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists and the Institute of Translation and Interpreting.

Why trust me
  • Qualified linguist:
    • Chartered Institute of Linguists: Postgraduate Diploma in Translation, DipTrans
    • Eötvös Loránd University: Certified Technical Translator and Reviser
  • Several years' experience​
  • MemoQ and Trados Studio CAT software - lower costs with increased translation quality, consistency and format
  • Comprehensive engineering degree covering mechanical, electrical engineering as well as IT - completed in English, but in Hungary
  • Qualifying law degree in English law with first class honours classification - completed in English
  • Native Hungarian and close to native level of English (Two degrees in English and have been living in the UK for over 10 years)
  • Comprehensive professional liability insurance
  • Enhanced CRB disclosure
  • Professional Memberships:
    • Institute of Translation and Interpreting
    • Chartered Institute of Linguists
  • ProZ.com Certified Pro both in English-Hungarian and Hungarian-English

As the structures of the Hungarian and English languages are completely different, the same text uses about 10-15% more words in English than in Hungarian. Accordingly, I charge different rates for each language pair:
  • Hungarian into English: GBP 0.06/word, EUR 0.07/word, USD 0.08/word (+VAT, if applicable)
  • English into Hungarian: GBP 0.05/word, EUR 0.06/word, USD 0.07/word (+VAT, if applicable)

I can take repetitions and fuzzy hits into account, which can result in significantly lower costs, depending on the text and volume.

My company has a UK bank account for payments in GBP, and also two accounts in Hungary (in HUF and in EUR), so payment by bank transfer to any of these accounts is preferred.

IMPORTANT! The above prices are for bank transfer only. As PayPal is very expensive on my side, if the client wants to pay by PayPal, there is a 10% surcharge to cover the costs. If you do not accept this, please do not contact me.

My company is VAT registered, therefore I need to charge 20% UK VAT in the following two cases:
  • Client is registered in the United Kingdom; or
  • Client is registered in the European Economic Area, and does not have a valid EC VAT number.
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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: 499
PRO-level pts: 483

Top languages (PRO)
English to Hungarian251
Hungarian to English212
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Law (general)115
Mechanics / Mech Engineering68
Law: Contract(s)34
Electronics / Elect Eng24
Transport / Transportation / Shipping24
Education / Pedagogy20
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Keywords: translation, interpreting, legal, contract, employment, property, transportation, legislation, technical, mechanical, electric, software, hardware, telecommunication, Applied Mathematics, Banking and Financial, Business General, Civil Engineering, Computer and Information Sciences, Computer Engineering, Computer Games and Gambling, Electronic Games, Games of Chance, Data Communications, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Finance, Food Sciences, General, Information Sciences and Systems, Internet, Law and Legal, Manufacturing (Metal Working and Products, Instruments, Furniture, Printing, Clothing, etc.), Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Patent Translation, Physics, Science (General), Software Engineering, Taxation, Telecommunications, Transportation, Hungarian translation, angol fordítás, műszaki fordítás, jogi fordítás, szerződés fordítása, angol-magyar fordítás, magyar-angol fordítás, English-Hungarian translation, Hungarian-English translation, Hungarian interpreter, angol tolmács

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Sep 25

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