Member since Jan '18

Working languages:
Dutch to English
English (monolingual)

James Duncan
Wide experience in IT and business

Worcester Park, United Kingdom
Local time: 10:53 GMT (GMT+0)

Native in: English (Variants: UK, British, US) 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, Software localization, 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: 96, Questions answered: 62, Questions asked: 1
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 3
Translation education Bachelor's degree - University of Portsmouth
Experience Years of experience: 8. Registered at Oct 2017. Became a member: Jan 2018. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials N/A
Memberships N/A
Software MateCat, memoQ, MemSource Cloud, Microsoft Word, Transifex, Smartling, Transifex
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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 totalling over 860,000 words for 32 different agencies (8 of which have become regular customers) in the language combinations Dutch to English, including such topics as 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 8 agencies.

In addition to original translations, I have also proofread/revised some 600,000 words of (human) translations, mostly legal-related and post-edited some 200,000 words of machine translation, mainly for IT-related materials and Tenders. 

All revisions are carried out firstly by a sight comparison to check accuracy and completeness of translation plus grammar and style, followed by a software-driven QA and spellcheck. Where possible, I use memoQ which has full compatibility with SDL Trados so I am able to work with SDLXLIFF and SDLPPX files and return them as SDLXLIFF or SDLRPX files. Files are returned to client agencies with tracked changes so they can appreciate what has been corrected/changed.

I am also able to translate Russian to English but have decided not to pursue this combination any more but specialize in Dutch to English only.

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Total pts earned: 116
PRO-level pts: 96

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Russian to English41
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General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters12
Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting8
Medical (general)7
Medical: Pharmaceuticals6
Construction / Civil Engineering4
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Keywords: dutch, russian, English, IT, software, financial, business, editing, translating, proofreading, legal, contracts, tenders

Profile last updated
Jun 26, 2020

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