Member since Nov '06

Working languages:
Portuguese to English
Spanish to English
English (monolingual)
English to Portuguese
French to English

Carla Selyer
Portuguese, French & Spanish specialist

Local time: 01:16 SAST (GMT+2)

Native in: Portuguese Native in Portuguese, English Native in English
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Dec 28, 2020 (posted via  Working on a set of veterinary service HR guidelines, 30,000 words. No rest for the wicked! ...more »
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Software localization, Transcription, Training, Desktop publishing, Project management, Operations management, Copywriting
Specializes in:
Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVsComputers: Systems, Networks
Construction / Civil EngineeringInternational Org/Dev/Coop
IT (Information Technology)Law (general)
Law: Contract(s)Psychology
Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.Tourism & Travel

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 383, Questions answered: 326, Questions asked: 186
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 6

Translation education Bachelor's degree - University of Zimbabwe
Experience Years of experience: 32. Registered at Jan 2004. Became a member: Nov 2006. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials Portuguese to English (University of Zimbabwe)
French to English (UN Advanced Language Proficiency in French)
French to English (South African Translators' Institute / Suid-Afrikaanse Vertalersinstituut)
Portuguese to English (South African Translators' Institute / Suid-Afrikaanse Vertalersinstituut)
French to English (University of Zimbabwe)
Memberships SATI / SAVI
Software Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, OmegaT, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, SDLX, Wordfast
CV/Resume CV available upon request
Events and training
Professional practices Carla Selyer endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
I have over 25 years of experience as a translator, proofreader, transcriber, back-translator, editor and localisation expert, working particularly in English (UK), Portuguese (Europe/Africa/Brazil), French (Africa/Canada/Belgium/France) and Spanish (South America).

My language qualifications include a BA Dual Honours degree in French and Portuguese, a Diplôme de Traducteur Commercial (Commercial Translators Diploma), UN FAO Certification of Advanced Proficiency in French, Spanish DELI diploma and proofreading certificate. I have a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA). Furthermore, I have qualifications in computer network administration, counselling, personnel management, project administration, finance, accounting and procurement.

I have worked extensively on several large projects, such as the translation of business development manuals, as well as all the promotional materials, which included posters, videos and brochures (over 1 million words in total).
The most recent translations I have done are: Pension Plan - 13,716 words; Food Standards Act - 8,219 words; Financial Institutions Act - 6,216 words, Women of Hope radio series - 20,958 words, the Natural Resources Act - 17,501 words, Poverty Alleviation Strategy - 17,170 words and Telecommunications Licence - 7,069 words.

I have translated all types of materials, ranging from websites, to books, training manuals, videos, brochures, accounting documents and software.

My main areas of expertise are:
- legal
- technical, construction, manufacturing, processing, mining
- political science and sociology and
- business management.

I am interested in lexicology and the development of terminologies and to this end have an extensive database of terminologies which I have compiled over the years.

Major accomplishments:
-Translation of sets of courses in business management, from beginners to advanced - marketing, pricing, customer management, budgeting, stock control, planning, bookkeeping.
-Official translator for 2 diplomatic missions.
- My portfolio of clients includes various national and international non-governmental organisations and specialised agencies, as well as business enterprises.
- Translation of several websites
- Proofreading and editing of various publications (English)
- Translation of several books, the most recent one being the FAO "HIV and Gender Training Manual for Project Beneficiaries".

Software: Trados, MemoQ

Excellent skills in DTP, Excel, MS Publisher and MS Word.
This user has earned KudoZ points by helping other translators with PRO-level terms. Click point total(s) to see term translations provided.

Total pts earned: 414
PRO-level pts: 383

Top languages (PRO)
Portuguese to English291
French to English62
Spanish to English22
English to Portuguese4
Top general fields (PRO)
Social Sciences28
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Top specific fields (PRO)
Law (general)116
Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs38
Law: Contract(s)36
Business/Commerce (general)32
Finance (general)16
Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.11
Construction / Civil Engineering10
Pts in 21 more flds >

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