Working languages:
English to Hungarian
Hungarian to English

Dávid Galántai
Intellect, Talent, Skill & Expertise

Győr, Győr-Moson-Sopron, Hungary
Local time: 20:12 CET (GMT+1)

Native in: Hungarian Native in Hungarian
User message
If you think the sooner a translation job is done the better -- think again...
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Training
Specializes in:
Law: Contract(s)Law (general)
Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVsLaw: Taxation & Customs
Business/Commerce (general)Poetry & Literature
Real Estate

KudoZ activity (PRO) Questions answered: 1
Translation education Master's degree - Centre for Translator and Interpreter Training, ELTE Budapest, Hungary
Experience Years of translation experience: 18. Registered at Feb 2004. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials N/A
Memberships N/A
Software Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, SDL TRADOS
CV/Resume CV available upon request; please also view my LinkedIn profile for more details
At a glance

Qualified English-Hungarian / Hungarian-English translator and consecutive interpreter

More than 13 years' experience in the translation industry (both as a freelancer and as an employee)

Near-native English proficiency (Cambridge CPE Grade A)


Specialized in Legal Translation, Social Sciences, Economics and EU Legal Terminology

Working in my own business as a freelancer since 2003 I have translated legal, technical, IT/telecom, financial, business, marketing and promotional documents including contracts, agreements and official resolutions, technical specifications for structures, machinery and equipment, tender documents, grant application materials, and business correspondence.

Six Years as an In-house Translator at "Hungary’s Number One Translation Agency"

As a full-time employee from 2007 to November 2013 at the National Office for Translation and Attestation Ltd. (OFFI Zrt.), the state-owned company exclusively authorized to issue attested (certified) translations in Hungary, my task was to produce attested translations, revise translations for attestation, as well as to produce (or revise) non-certified specialist translations, covering such diverse fields of expertise as contract law, civil law, corporate law, criminal law, family law, international business and commerce, and more.

Wide Experience in Literary Translation, Both Prose and Poetry -- Substantial Experience in Editing, Revision and Proofreading of Publications

Between 2001 and 2007 I translated, revised, edited or proofread more than a dozen very different books.
As part-time lecturer I taught seminars on literary translation (from 2000) in the framework of the Literary Translation Programme at the Department of Foreign Languages, Faculty of Arts, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE). From 2004 I also taught English to Hungarian consecutive interpreting.
I was series editor of the Department’s series of university textbooks on literary translation.


Postgraduate degree: Translator and Interpreter in the Social Sciences and Economics in English and Hungarian - Centre for Translator and Interpreter Training, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest, Hungary (2003)

MA in English Language and Literature with TESOL Qualification - Eötvös Loránd University (2002)

Translation Studies Course - English Dept., University of Copenhagen, Denmark (2001)

Literary Translation Programme - Dept. of Foreign Languages, Eötvös Loránd University (2000)
Keywords: Legal translation, Social sciences, Economics, Law, Legal, IT translation, Telecom, Contracts, Software license agreements, Techical specifications, Business, Promotional, Prose, Poetry, Children's literature, Editing, Website translation, History

Profile last updated
Nov 25

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