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Member since Jan '05

Working languages:
English to Hungarian
Hungarian to English

Istvan Barkanyi
Routine and reliability with fastness

Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Local time: 00:35 CET (GMT+1)

Native in: Hungarian Native in Hungarian
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Software localization
Specializes in:
Advertising / Public RelationsMechanics / Mech Engineering
Law: Contract(s)Government / Politics
Engineering (general)Electronics / Elect Eng
Computers: SoftwareBusiness/Commerce (general)
Automotive / Cars & TrucksMedical: Instruments

Translation education Other - Translation Faculty, ELTE Budapest University
Experience Years of translation experience: 43. Registered at Jan 2002. Became a member: Jan 2005. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials English to Hungarian (Faculty of Translation and Interpreting, Budapest )
Memberships ATA, ITI
Software Adobe Acrobat, MemoQ, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, Memoq, SDL Trados Studio 2011, Wordfast Professional 3, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, SDLX, Wordfast
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About me

My name is István BARKANYI. I am a native Hungarian. I have been a freelance translator in Hungary for about twenty-five years by now while doing HUNGARIAN<>ENGLISH translation jobs in technical fields including first of all electronics, computers and related subjects. I am also authorised to issue certified true translations in technical, economic and scientific fields and I am a sworn interpreter, too.
I am a qualified technical, scientific and economic translator-interpreter with a diploma from ELTE University in Budapest.
Recently, I was involved in putting into English of several hundreds of Hungarian patents for the Hungarian Patent Office plus translating the website of this agency (field of industrial/intellectual property).

In the meantime I have worked for BIO-RAD HUNGARY and MED-ELPHO and also other companies, all engaged in laboratory diagnostics, reagents plus test kits etc. (this actually means some 5 million characters) for several years.

DELL, practically the biggest hardware-producing company in the world, has also joined the list of my clients and provided me with Instruction Manuals, User Guides etc. for translation.

I have excellent references from German referees. One of them, Warburg Dillon Read, is a member of Union Bank of Switzerland AG group for which I translated Hungarian privatisation materials for a long time and the other, Paul Hartmann Papierwaren, made me translate different kinds of documents several times.
I also have the certificate from the National Office for Translations and Attestations which is the only (and also the biggest) translation agency in Hungary, awarded with ISO 9001.
Again, I carry a letter of reference from another reputed translation agency in Hungary for translating thousands of pages of law harmonisation papers from European Union, European Parliament and European Commission for years. Moreover I have been given about 500 miscellaneous documents (several thousands of pages) to translate for European Commission, by a Bruxelles-based translation agency.
I accomplished translation tasks for different banks e.g. Raiffeisen, HVB Bank (Hypobank), CIB Bank Hungary etc. References concerning all this bank involvement are available.
There is a thankful letter from Translation Management Ltd. in England concerning my job that involved the translation of a General Electric annual report.
Instruction manuals were translated by me for JVC, SONY etc. appliances like TV sets, CD players, decks and similar equipment.
I am a member of ITI (Institute of Translation and Interpreting) in London and also of ATA (American Translators Association) in USA plus an associate of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hungary.
References available if required.
E.g. I have been engaged in translating EU regulations concerning law harmonisation for different ministries in Hungary for about two years (Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Economy and Transport, Ministry of Justice).
In addition, dozens of books in wide diversity of fields were translated by me.
I also speak some German but I do actually understand everything in this language since it has been often so that I have had to use aid materials e.g. in banking which were not written in English.
Capacity: up to 2500 words a day if I am available at the time when a particular job is offered.
I have and use SDL TRADOS 7.5 Freelance and Wordfast 2.2.4.

I have wireless internet connection (7.5 Mbit/sec), too.

Yours sincerely,

Bárkányi István

Fax: +36/1/383-6077

Address: Bárkányi István
1145 Budapest.
Jávor u. 5/B

Union Bank of Switzerland, General Electrics
Member of ITI in England and of ATA in US.
Also member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hungary.
Keywords: EU law harmonization, electronics, computers, contract law, medical, life science, clinical diagnostics, psychology, laboratory equipment, literature, agricultural machinery, heavy equipment, apostilles, study synopsis, motor cars, bikes, chemical industry, chemistry.

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Mar 9

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