Working languages:
Swedish to English

Roger Vaughn
Literary & scientific specialist

Local time: 22:01 CET (GMT+1)

Native in: English (Variants: British, UK) Native in English
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I'm a Swedish to English translator with a diverse background. I have experience of writing and editing in English and while I'm comfortable with calling myself a generalist, I lean towards literary, engineering and scientific fields, since these are the areas in which I have the greatest experience.

I have a degree in physics and I've worked in a range of jobs. Following my studies, I worked within the utilities sector as a CAD technician and GIS specialist. I moved from there into oil and gas, where I worked on gathering chemical data and producing safety data for a huge range of oil-derivative products.

Following this stint, I moved into freelance work as a media analyst, studying media content of various kinds and assisting in the production of reports used by marketers. It was during this period that I developed my writing skills to an even higher level, due to the demands of writing reports for senior executives at some of the largest companies in the world, including media and publishing businesses.

It was during this period that I moved to Sweden and began to learn the language. I've lived in several parts of the country and am now fluent in Swedish. I've been here long enough to have obtained my citizenship and I reside permanently in Skåne today.

I moved on a few years ago from media analysis into both freelance translation and design. Today, I run a print design and illustration business alongside my freelance translation and copyediting business. I've accumulated a lot of knowledge through the twists and turns of my career, which allows me to work comfortably within a very broad number of fields as a translator. The curiosity which has driven me forwards serves me well in this field, as it means I'm very comfortable with research and happy to get acquainted with the demands and specific terminology of new fields. I'm as happy with literary and poetic work as I am with the technical or formal.



"Roger helped me translating parts of my latest book from Swedish to English. I was stunned when I read the text from Roger, I was really impressed with the way he interpreted my words and made the text even better than the original. I look forward to working with Roger again and will definitely recommend him to friends and colleagues looking for an outstanding translator."

Ingrid Skarp, freelance writer and novelist

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Top languages (PRO)
Swedish to English36
English to Swedish8
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Medical: Health Care7
Mechanics / Mech Engineering5
Medical: Instruments4
Cinema, Film, TV, Drama4
Education / Pedagogy4
Energy / Power Generation4
Law: Contract(s)4
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Keywords: Swedish, English, British, translation, copywriting, transcreation, editing, literature, books, science, physics, engineering, marketing, fluent, accurate, slang, idioms,

Profile last updated
Jul 13, 2020

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