Member since Jun '18

Working languages:
Estonian to English
English to Estonian

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December 2018

Merike Kaljura
Native-like English at academic level

Argyll, Scotland, United Kingdom
Local time: 05:21 GMT (GMT+0)

Native in: Estonian Native in Estonian, English (Variant: British) Native in English
User message
Scientific, Medical and Legal Translations
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
Data security Created by Evelio Clavel-Rosales This person has a SecurePRO™ card. Because this person is not a Plus subscriber, to view his or her SecurePRO™ card you must be a Business member or Plus subscriber.
Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Interpreting
Specializes in:
Biology (-tech,-chem,micro-)Cooking / Culinary
GeneticsEnvironment & Ecology
General / Conversation / Greetings / LettersScience (general)
Medical (general)Education / Pedagogy
Law (general)Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs

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Words translated: 5,186
Estonian to English - Rates: 0.07 - 0.07 EUR per word
English to Estonian - Rates: 0.06 - 0.06 EUR per word
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 4, Questions answered: 2
Payment methods accepted PayPal, Wire transfer
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Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 1
Experience Registered at Feb 2018. Became a member: Jun 2018. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials English (The Open University, verified)
Estonian to English (The Open University)
English to Estonian (The Open University)
Memberships N/A
Software MateCat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, OmegaT, Powerpoint
CV/Resume CV available upon request
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I am a native Estonian speaker, however, for the past 12 years I have been living, working and studying in the UK. This summer I have been awarded a BA (Hons) in English Language and Literature (2:1) by The Open University. I have thus reached a native-like proficiency in academic and literary English as well as in day-to-day spoken and written communication. In the past I have also completed the majority of modules towards a BSc in Gene Technology in University of Tartu in Estonia. From this I gained an understanding of scientific terminology and concepts in English as well as Estonian - knowledge that is essential in translating scientific texts with accuracy.

I have experience in translating and editing medical, legal, technical and general texts, and in interpreting for Scottish court system. I am honest, reliable, punctual and hard-working. Furthermore, I work with precision and utmost attention to detail, whilst ensuring the fluidity of the target language text. However, since at present I am embarking on my career in translation, then my rates are competitive!

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Total pts earned: 7
PRO-level pts: 4

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Keywords: Estonian, English, Science, culinary, Biology, Literature, Life Science

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