Working languages:
Danish to English
Norwegian to English

Hugh Matthews
Denmark and Scandinavia a speciality

Nykøbing Sj., Denmark
Local time: 17:38 CEST (GMT+2)

Native in: English 
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified site user
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Services Translation
Also works in:
Telecom(munications)Tourism & Travel
Computers: SoftwareComputers: Hardware
Automation & RoboticsCooking / Culinary
IT (Information Technology)Science (general)
Environment & EcologyTransport / Transportation / Shipping
Engineering (general)Livestock / Animal Husbandry
AgricultureSocial Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.
Danish to English - Rates: 0.90 - 1.50 DKK per word / 300 - 450 DKK per hour
Norwegian to English - Rates: 1.10 - 1.60 NOK per word / 300 - 450 NOK per hour
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Experience Years of experience: 37. Registered at Jun 2003. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials Danish to English (University of East Anglia)
Norwegian to English (University of East Anglia)
Memberships N/A
Software Microsoft Word, Dragon Naturally Speaking, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS
Professional practices Hugh Matthews endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
I have a degree in Danish, but am a practical linguist, not an academic. I have an intimate knowledge of Denmark and its culture. I also speak speak fluent Norwegian, German and reasonably good Swedish. My favourite language is Brazilian Portuguese, which I am working on. I play samba in my spare time.
I started life as a freelance translator in the mid-80s, working for the Copenhagen correspondent of the FT and The Economist. Moved on the to the national press agency Ritzau and Reuters.
I translated [Danish statistician] Bjorn Lomborg's book The Skeptical Environmentalist and other clients have included central government, the Danish state railways, a mojor music publisher (music tutors), craftsmen, and the tourist industry. I have translated a book on traditional painting and decorating methods and a play (absurd theatre).
I work for several agencies and have numerous individual clients.
Keywords: General, politics, technology, copywriting, mobile communications, hotel and catering, advertising

Profile last updated
Sep 27, 2015

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