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Attila Piróth
PhD, ATA-certified En-Hu, sci-tech-IT

France
Local time: 07:54 CEST (GMT+2)

Native in: Hungarian Native in Hungarian
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The Hungarian translation of
Franck Pavloff's masterpiece,
Matin brun – Barna hajnal –
finally published!

Barna hajnal


Translation, Transcreation, Localization.
Editing, Proof-Reading, Quality Assessment.
Terminology Management, Project Management.
Training, Consultancy.


I am an ATA-certified translator providing high-profile translations in various scientific and technical fields. I hold a PhD in theoretical particle physics and an MSc in scientific translation. With an in-depth knowledge of my specialty fields and my expertise in terminology, I am fully aware of the importance of the precise choice of words. My translations are pleasant-to-read and have a naturally polished style, not in the least because of my long-standing cooperation with several publishers.

I enjoy working in a team, and have the necessary skills to manage even large teams. I made good use of my communication skills as a ProZ.com moderator, conference speaker, and instructor.

I use various CAT tools, including Trados, Transit, Wordfast, Deja Vu, MetaTexis, and SDLX.



Specialization


With a solid scientific background, I specialize in various scientific and technical fields.

ScienceEngineeringIndustrial solutions
Physics (> 700,000 words)

Chemistry
  • Laboratory equipment
  • Analytic chemistry software
  • MSDS documents
  • Industrial cleaning solution brochures

Electronics/Semiconductors
  • Substantive editing of two 150-page PhD theses
  • Journal articles

Mathematics

Statistics

Astronomy


etc.
Automotive (> 1M words)
  • User manuals
  • Product brochures
  • Repair management software for workshops
  • Accessories: oils, tires, etc.

Power generation
  • Gas turbines: OSD menus and manuals
  • Reports on oil and gas industry
  • Executive summaries on renewable energy
  • Brochures on clean energy solutions

Telecommunication
  • User manuals for telephones, faxes, etc.
  • OSD menus and manuals for mobile phones

Consumer electronics (> 1M words)
  • Audio and video systems
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Air conditioners and purifiers
  • Fire detection systems
Patents

Industrial machinery
  • Industrial inspection solutions
  • Printing presses
  • Glass tempering systems
  • Concrete extruders
  • Injection molding machinery
  • Machine tools
  • Submersible pumps

Agricultural machinery
  • Tractors
  • Household gardening machinery
  • Broilers

Food industry
  • Food belt systems
  • Food broilers
  • Food packaging systems

ITMedical instrumentsMarket research
Hardware
  • Computer components brochures
  • Component testing systems
  • Printers, document output systems

Software
  • Marketing brochures
  • White papers
  • Executive summaries
  • Magazine articles

Systems and networks
  • Users manuals
  • Product brochures
  • White papers
In vitro diagnostic devices
  • User manuals
  • Product brochures

Medical devices and materials
  • Defibrillators
  • Stent delivery systems
  • Catheter systems
  • Graft systems
  • Suture systems
  • Bandages, dressings

Hospital equipment
  • Care supply units
  • Surgical lighting systems
Translation of diverse MR materials
  • Employee research surveys
  • Customer satisfaction questionnaires
  • Open enders

Project management on regular basis

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Translations for publishers
English to Hungarian Klasszikus elektrodinamika         Einstein csodálatos éve         Arkhimédész         Einstein         Madame Curie         Newton        

  • J. D. Jackson, Klasszikus elektrodinamika (Classical Electrodynamics).
    The authoritative textbook in classical electrodynamics, used all over the world. 900 pages, with extensive index. Published at Typotex kiadó. Sample page
  • J. Stachel, Einstein csodálatos éve (Einstein's Miraculous Year).
    200 pages, containing Einstein's 5 revolutionary articles from 1905–on the determination of molecular sizes, Brownian motion, special relativity and the photoelectric effect–along with detailed introductions. Preface by Roger Penrose. Published at Akkord kiadó. Click on the Portfolio tab for samples.

  • 4 volumes of P. Strathern's Big Idea series, Arkhimédész (Archimedes & the Fulcrum), Einstein (Einstein & Relativity), Madame Curie (Curie & Radioactivity), and Newton (Newton & Gravity).
Hungarian to English Fundamentals of the Physics of Solids - part 1         Fundamentals of the Physics of Solids - part 2 French to Hungarian Barna hajnal         Barna hajnal         Internet
  • Franck Pavloff, Barna hajnal (Matin brun).
    Franck Pavloff's powerful short dystopia is a literary masterpiece that became a blockbuster in France in 2002.
  • André Brahic, A Nap gyermekei (Les enfants du Soleil).
    The fascinating history of our solar system, told by the well-known French astronomer A. Brahic.
    340 pages + compilation of a 16-page appendix with beautiful images of the universe. Published at Typotex kiadó.
    Typotex's best translator of the year 2001.
  • A. Dufour, S. Ghernaouti-Hélie, Internet (Internet).
    One of the first volumes of the translation project of the 3,600-volume series Que sais-je ?, launched by Palatinus kiadó. 135 pages.
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To be published: English-Hungarian Dictionary of Physics
12,000 headwords, 45,500 compounds, 91,500 translations, 13,500 pronunciations (including approximately 1,200 proper names). Written in LaTeX. To be published at Akadémiai kiadó, Budapest; Hungarian-English version to follow. Sample page available here.Top

Substantive editing, copy-editing, proof-reading
  • Substantive editing [En>En] of two PhD theses (150 pages each) in semiconductor technology for the University of Delft, the Netherlands. See "Project History" for details
  • Copy-editing the Hungarian translation of Stephen Hawking & Leonard Mlodinov's new classic, A Briefer History of Time for Akkord kiadó
  • Editing [En>Hu] and correcting scientific and other factual errors in Dan Brown's two blockbusters, Digital Fortress and Deception Point for Gabó kiadó
  • Editing and proof-reading [En>Hu] over 1,000,000 words of manuals for major manufacturers of electric, electronic and IT appliances
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Surveys


To prepare conference talks and webinars, I have conducted a number of surveys. Over 100 translators participated in each, providing insightful comments from many different angles. Feel free to download and share the detailed summaries of the survey results:
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Project management


Pro bono management of a pool of 60 translators for a French NGO, Solidarités. See details in the Solidarités tab, and colleagues feedback in the in the "Project History" section of the present page.

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ProZ.com moderator


I worked as a volunteer moderator at ProZ.com between September 2008 and March 2009.

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Studies
  • PhD with honors in theoretical particle physics at Eötvös University, Budapest, 2000
  • Degree (MSc) with honors in physics at Eötvös University, Budapest, 1997
  • Erasmus exchange semester at the National Technical University of Athens (Greece), 1996/97
  • Degree in scientific translation with honors (En-Hu, Hu-En) at Eötvös University, Budapest, 1996
  • Summer practice in reactor physics in Ljubljana (Slovenia), 1996
  • Summer practice in experimental solid state physics in Reykjavík (Iceland), 1995
  • Participation in the construction of Hungary’s once-most-powerful supercomputer, PMS
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Certificates
ATA certified for translation from English into Hungarian Winner of the fifth ProZ.com translation contest, English>Hungarian Winner of the first annual ProZ.com translation contest, English>Hungarian Winner of the ninth ProZ.com translation contest, English>Hungarian Top

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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: 4675
PRO-level pts: 4149


Top languages (PRO)
English to Hungarian2671
Hungarian to English697
French to English222
French to Hungarian212
English184
Pts in 8 more pairs >
Top general fields (PRO)
Tech/Engineering1868
Other887
Science322
Medical316
Bus/Financial310
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Top specific fields (PRO)
Electronics / Elect Eng478
Mechanics / Mech Engineering252
Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng153
Other131
Mathematics & Statistics112
IT (Information Technology)112
Medical: Instruments82
Pts in 88 more flds >

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This user has reported completing projects in the following job categories, language pairs, and fields.

Project History Summary
Total projects8
With client feedback6
Corroborated6
100% positive (6 entries)
positive6
neutral0
negative0

Job type
Translation6
Editing/proofreading1
Project management1
Language pairs
English to Hungarian4
Hungarian to English2
English1
French to English1
Specialty fields
Physics4
Electronics / Elect Eng2
Mechanics / Mech Engineering2
Materials (Plastics, Ceramics, etc.)1
IT (Information Technology)1
Computers: Software1
Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng1
Other fields
Government / Politics1
Other1
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