Member since Oct '18

Working languages:
German to English
French to English
Russian to English

Daniel Williams
French/German/Russian > English

Aberfeldy, United Kingdom
Local time: 00:14 BST (GMT+1)

Native in: English Native in English
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Apr 14, 2020 (posted via  Translating part of a book on pre-war Grand Prix racing. Really enjoying this one, and it's a great excuse to post a photo of this legendary machine. Would you believe me if I told you it could do over 300 km/h?! ...more, + 6 other entries »
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, MT post-editing, Transcription, Editing/proofreading, Interpreting
Specializes in:
Sports / Fitness / RecreationBusiness/Commerce (general)
Marketing / Market ResearchLaw (general)
Advertising / Public RelationsGovernment / Politics
Automotive / Cars & TrucksHistory

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 8, Questions answered: 3
Payment methods accepted Wire transfer
Translation education Master's degree - Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
Experience Years of experience: 14. Registered at Sep 2017. Became a member: Oct 2018. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials German to English (University of Oxford, verified)
Russian to English (University of Oxford, verified)
French to English (Heriot Watt University, verified)
Memberships ITI, CIOL
Software Across, Adobe Acrobat, Aegisub, memoQ, MemSource Cloud, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, OmegaT, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS
Events and training

I am an experienced translator and transcriber currently
based in Scotland. I translate and transcribe from German,
French and Russian into English (my native language), as well
as proofread English-language material.

I recently completed an MSc in Interpreting and Translation from
Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, from which I graduated with distinction. I also hold a First Class
Honours degree in German and Russian
from Oxford University, as well as a Masters degree in
European History.

In addition to my academic qualifications I can also draw on
extensive professional experience. Having first worked as a translator
in 2006 (when I translated much of the German source material for James
Allen's biography of Michael Schumacher, The Edge of Greatness) I
have been freelancing full-time since the summer of 2017 and have
experience of handling a wide range of text types, including legal,
technical, marketing and sports-related material. Prior to returning to
freelance translation, I worked as a media analyst for the UK government
between 2013 and 2017, a role in which I was
required to translate, transcribe and summarise foreign
language material into English on a daily basis, and to
provide cultural and subject-specific expertise to readers as
required.  My particular specialisms in this role were
politics and Current
Affairs, Economics and Finance and Defence. I have a track record of delivering high-quality work in both
my professional and academic careers, and of doing so to tight
deadlines where necessary.

I am proficient in a range of CAT tools, including Trados Studio, MemoQ, OmegaT and
MemSource, and hold my own licences for all of these tools. I am also familiar with Across and the localisation program
Alchemy Catalyst.

Keywords: Translation, Transcription, Editing, Machine-translation post editing, Politics, Economics, Marketing, Technical, Sport, French, German, Russian, motorsport, football, soccer, automotive

Profile last updated
Feb 17