Member since Jan '18

Working languages:
Dutch to English
Russian to English
English (monolingual)

James Duncan
Wide experience in IT and business

Worcester Park, United Kingdom
Local time: 15:57 BST (GMT+1)

Native in: English (Variants: British, US, UK) Native in English
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Software localization, MT post-editing, Transcription
Specializes in:
Law (general)Law: Contract(s)
General / Conversation / Greetings / LettersIT (Information Technology)
Computers: SoftwareBusiness/Commerce (general)
RetailGovernment / Politics
Art, Arts & Crafts, PaintingHistory

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 57, Questions answered: 38
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 3
Translation education Bachelor's degree - University of Portsmouth
Experience Years of translation experience: 6. Registered at Oct 2017. Became a member: Jan 2018. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials Russian to English (University of Portsmouth)
Memberships N/A
Software MateCat, memoQ, MemSource Cloud, Microsoft Word, Transifex, Smartling, Transifex
CV/Resume English (DOCX)
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In the 1990's I was a full-time freelance translator. My main project (> 750,000 words) during this period was translating Cap Volmac's (now Cap Gemini) System Development Workbench software manuals from Dutch to English. There is a Wiki article on this software at:

I then worked for some 20 years in commercial IT as an Oracle database administrator until August 2017. During this period I kept up my language skills through extensive reading. 

In November 2017, I returned to full-time translating and since then have translated various tasks for 17 different agencies in both my language combinations (NL>EN, RU>EN), including employment regulations, data processor agreement, contract for sub-contractor, guide for new employees, staff handbook, commercial cooperation agreement, guide for foreign internships, deed of sale for a ship, tender documents, pension scheme, company car scheme rules, telecoms contract, office furniture website, holiday home rental website, medical information leaflet, articles of association document, part of website for a transport group, medical survey answers, asylum application, marriage certificate, visa support letters. I have also carried out a number of proofreading tasks for 5 agencies.

The majority of my translation experience has been in Dutch to English (market influence) but I am equally at home in Russian to English. On a personal note, my wife is Russian and grew up in Russia only leaving recently. Why mention this? These days, every translator can research the internet to get answers to all those potentially baffling acronyms or background societal questions that give you the key to a translation difficulty but there is no substitute for native knowledge. So, if I encounter something in Russian I haven't seen before, I turn to my wife for the answer. For clients, that means no Russian source misunderstandings.

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Total pts earned: 65
PRO-level pts: 57

Top languages (PRO)
Russian to English41
Dutch to English16
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General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters12
Medical: Pharmaceuticals6
Education / Pedagogy4
Finance (general)4
Medical: Health Care4
Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs4
Transport / Transportation / Shipping4
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Keywords: dutch, russian, English, IT, software, financial, business, editing, translating, proofreading, legal, contracts, tenders

Profile last updated
May 4

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