TRANSLATIONS THAT WON'T LOOK LIKE TRANSLATIONS!
My name is Jesús Calzado, I am a freelance translator, writer and expert on linguistics with more than 19 years of experience translating and localizing: Videogames, computers & IT (software/hardware), Web sites, automotive literature, mechanics, machinery & tools (pumps, turbines, valves & gauges, etc), electronic appliances, A/V systems, telecommunications, social sciences... I have also translated marketing and business reports, as well as different kinds of general texts. I own a vast collection of reference material in hard copy as well as on CD-ROM. I make good use of the reference tools and resources available on the Internet. As a writer, I have a historical novel, El mercenario oretano, published in 2010 and a contemporary fiction novel titled El telehipnópata already available in paper and as an e-book. You can find some references about me here.
- Freelance translator and proofreader working for several important agencies, local companies and individuals (since 1997).
- I have also worked as a Bilingual Teacher in Tyler, Texas, and as an English teacher in Madrid.
Translation output: 3000-3500 words/day Rates depend on deadlines and type of text. Minimum fee: EUR 20.00
A couple of samples of my translations on the web:
- Press release from ABB
- Siteimprove web page
- UI, Help, ad-libs, in-game and scripts for different platforms (N-Gage, PlayStation, Xbox, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Gameboy, iPhone, PC, Facebook apps): Thrillville, Elder Scrolls: Nine Divines, Guild Wars: Eye of the North, Destiny Warriors 6, Supreme Commander, Afterworld, Wanted, A-train 8, Tales of Vesperia, Gundam, Tales of Symphonia: Dawn Of The New World, Fallout 3, Fallout 3: Point Lookout, Fallout 3: Broken Steel, Fallout 3: Mothership Zeta, Decasports, Shadow Tower, Planetarium, Fallout 3: New Vegas, Fallout New Vegas: Dead Money, Natalie Brooks, Jet Car Stunts, Hunted, Fallout New Vegas: Old World Blues, Climate Change 3D, Shoot Many Robots, Get Up and Dance, Princess Case: Royal Soop, Game of Thrones, XIII, Lucius, Lollipop Chainsaw, RAD Soldiers, Everybody Sing, Getup & Dance, Volunia, Hoodwink, Rigonauts, AviNation, Clay Jam, Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, Fluxx, Rescue Rush, Deathmatch Village, Table Top Racing, StarDrive, FIFA 14, Ayakashi, Hit it Rich!, Monster Legends, Monster City, The Adventures of Van Helsing I & II, Gang of Pirates, Fish Epic, Treasure Tombs, Paris Rush, Pure Slots, Riddle Stones, Radiation Island, Final Fantasy: Record Keeper, Inside My Radio, The Adventures of Van Helsing III, Battleline Steel Warfare, Legendary Stealer, Exos Saga, Pollen, Superhot, Devils & Demons, Infinite Tanks, Sand Wards, Twaig, Star Crusade, Litchspeer, The Descendants, God Kings, Outplay games (Mystery Match, Bubble Genius, Crafty Candy, Booty Quest), Rovio games (Battle Bay, Angry Birds Blast, Angry Birds Match, Angry Birds Evolution, etc.), Endless Legend, Endless Space 2, The House of Da Vinci, Real Madrid Slam Dunk Basketball, Office Space, Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy, Smurfs Village, Questland, Another Lost Phone: Laura’s Story, RAID: World War II, Smurfs Village, Kings of Soccer, Total Soccer, The Town of Light, Hitman 2, Magic The Gathering...
- User Guides, blog articles, trailers and marketing material for different platforms (PlayStation, PSP, Nintendo DS, 3DS, Wii, Gameboy, PC, Xbox, Facebook apps): Street Fighter, Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War, The Ant Bully, Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run, Mortal Kombat: Unchained, Happy Feet, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, Blitz: The League, Blacksite: Area 51, Physmo, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends: Imagination Invaders, Game Party for Wii, Unreal Tournament 3, TNA Impact!, Chantelise, Dreamkiller, Scooby Doo: First Frights, TouchMaster 3, Scene it!, Max & the Magic Marker, LEGO Harry Potter, Public Enemies, Darkest of Days, Biology Battle, JASF, FireFighters, LEGO Batman, Learn With Pokémon: Typing Adventure, Lord of the Rings: War in the North, Scribblenauts Unlimited, Ravaged, Life is Crime, World of Tanks, World of Warplanes, World of Warships. World of Tanks: Generals, Guantlet, LEGO The Hobbit, LEGO Friends, LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, Stake7 (casino portal), Kholat, Mad Max, LEGO Jurassic, Mordheim: City of the Damned, World of Warships, Superhot VR...
- Official Strategy Guides: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Mass Effect 3, Resident Evil 6, Bioshock Infinite, Remember Me!, Tomb Raider, The Last of Us, Skylanders: SWAP Force, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Final Fantasy X-2, The Last of Us Remastered, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Far Cry 4, Witcher 3, Batman: Arkham City, Assassins Creed Syndicate, Fallout 4, Star Wars Battlefront, Dark Souls III, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Mafia III, Watch Dogs 2, Assassin's Creed Odyssey...
- Online gamepages, microsites and articles for Nintendo of Europe: The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, Sight Training - Nintendo Channel manual - Sierra's Half-Life Reviews. - Besides, I own a Xbox 360 and I am a regular PC player
Other main areas of competence (full confidentiality guaranteed):
SOFTWARE (Planday, Semagroup, Qarana Solutions, Novell, Staffware, SchlumbergerSema, Palm, Red Hat), HARDWARE (AMD), MEMORY CARDS (SanDisk), NOTEBOOKS (General Dynamics-Itronix), GAMES ACCESSORIES AND PERIPHERALS (SteelSeries), FACILITY MANAGEMENT (BlueKiwi), TELECOMMUNICATIONS (Cyberoam, Infonet, COLT Telecom, Carlo Gavazzi), COACHING (Getting Things Done), INDUSTRIAL PRINTERS (Imaje, Vutek), LIFT TRUCKS (Kalmar Industries), MODEMS (PCTEL, Lucent Technologies), CONSUMER ELECTRONICS (Hitachi, Akai, Sorell, Centurion, Hyun Won, VDO Dayton, Bang & Olufsen, Action), AUTOMOTIVE MANUALS & NEWSLETTERS (Volvo, Volskwagen Group, Skoda, Daewoo, Chrysler, Bell Equipment, Manitou, Chevrolet, Siemens VDO Automotive, Inergy, Porsche, Chevrolet, Dana Spicer), FORESTY MACHINES (John Deere), ENGINES (Siemens, Kohler), TOOLS-MACHINERY (Ashcroft, Penberthy, Asco, Magnetrol/STI, Mallard Controls, Gems Sensors, Jergurson/Jacoby-Tarbox, Stewart-Buchanan, Barstock, Clark-Reliance, Tufline, Qualitrol, Eurotherm, Weksler, Goodwin, Inferno, Rexroth, Mikrofyn, KVX Komatsu, Wagner Sprayers), COOLERS (Electrolux), FILTERS & SEPARATORS (Kaydon), BATTERIES (MTI Technologies), HEATERS (Chromalox), PASTEURIZERS (Sander Hansen A/S), TURBINES (Alstom Power, General Electric Company, Midland Combustion LTD, Micon WindPower), BEARINGS (SKF), BELT CONVEYORS (Flexlink, Skako), PUMPS (ABS, Graco Husky, Selwood, Grundfos), COFFEE MACHINES (Wittenborg), DIMMERS & ACCESSORIES (Lutron, HomeWorks), MOBILE TELEPHONY (Nokia, smartphones, Symbian OS), PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT (Kompan), MODEL TRAINS (Lehmann's web site www.lgb.com and documentacion from 06-2003), BICYCLES (Race Face, Santa Cruz), NEWSLETTERS (Medline, Norden - Top of Europe) , LIFE & HEALTH INSURANCE (Blue Cross), WATER MANAGEMENT (Canal de Isabel II), INVESTMENT FUNDS (Citibank), MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY (Medtronics), BRICKS (Rústicos La Mancha), OTHER TECHNICAL MANUALS (Motorola Lighting, Legrand Electricity, Wheelock, FLS Airloq A/S, Saab Marine Electronics AB, Philips, Tyco, Vesterby, Grafik Systems, Flexicon, Fibertex, Pressalit, SEPRO Robotique), etc.
EDUCATION - M.A. (2-year degree) in TRANSLATION, Univ. Institute of Modern Languages and Translators, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
- Four-year BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE, University of Castilla-La Mancha.
- 26-hour course on Adobe InDesign by Marlon Ceballos, Udemy (November, 2019).
- Course on Proofreading, Editing and Typograhy by Professor. J. Martinez de Sousa, Madrid (May 2006)
- Specialized course on Export Trade and Business Internationalization (500 hours), CEEI-EOI, Valdepeñas.
- Proficiency Certificate in English Language, E.O.I. (Spanish Official School of Languages).
- Proficiency Certificate in French Language, E.O.I.
TRANSLATIONS THAT WON'T LOOK LIKE TRANSLATIONS!