Working languages:
German to English
French to English
Czech to English

John Macmillan
Trilingual graduate, reliable, competent

London, London, United Kingdom
Local time: 08:45 GMT (GMT+0)

Native in: English (Variant: British) Native in English
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, MT post-editing
Specializes in:
Art, Arts & Crafts, PaintingPoetry & Literature
Cinema, Film, TV, DramaFood & Drink
HistoryEngineering (general)
Law (general)Medical (general)

German to English - Rates: 0.07 - 0.12 EUR per word / 25 - 36 EUR per hour
French to English - Rates: 0.07 - 0.12 EUR per word / 25 - 36 EUR per hour
Czech to English - Rates: 0.07 - 0.12 EUR per word / 25 - 36 EUR per hour
Danish to English - Rates: 0.07 - 0.12 EUR per word / 25 - 36 EUR per hour
Payment methods accepted PayPal, Visa
Translation education Bachelor's degree - SSEES London
Experience Years of experience: 4. Registered at Jun 2016. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials N/A
Memberships N/A
Software Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
CV/Resume English (DOCX)

I was born in 1973 in West Germany, of mixed Danish and Scottish parentage, and was brought up trilingual. In 1983 my family moved back to the United Kingdom, from where we regularly visited Germany and Denmark, and I also studied French and German at school up to the age of eighteen.

In 1997 I enrolled at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) in London to study Czech Literature, largely out of frustration at the paucity of Czech writing available in English. As a result I am competent in written Czech generally, and I am currently engaged in translating several Czech poets (Karel Hlaváček, Jindřich Štyrský, František Halas among others). While living in Prague in the course of my degree I also earned a TEFL qualification and worked as an English teacher.

After graduating I worked in a number of jobs; from 2006 to 2016 I owned and managed two online booksellers (Renegade Books and Healthy Planet Books), while continuing to do literary translations, such as the aforementioned poetry from Czech. In the last few years I have also done many jobs of translation from German and Danish, such as cvs, job applications, legal documents, and architectural articles. I have recently also been working on technical and engineering projects, including a long-term media review project for Microsoft, language overview for Google Translate, and a lengthy series of translations of engineering texts from German on emissions testing for the German car industry, medical texts, sales contracts, as well as post-editing and MTPE. I have also undertaken literary translations from German, recently of Paul Celan and Unica Zürn, and French, of early texts by Antonin Artaud and Joe Bousquet's Black Notebook, which are due to be published by Infinity Land Press: I have recently started translating other texts from French, particularly legal and media texts.

Keywords: German, Danish, Czech, general competence

Profile last updated
Sep 25, 2020

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