Working languages:
Dutch to English

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Native in: English Native in English
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified site user
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Software localization, Project management
Specializes in:
Aerospace / Aviation / SpaceAdvertising / Public Relations
Automation & RoboticsBusiness/Commerce (general)
Computers (general)Energy / Power Generation
Electronics / Elect EngEngineering (general)
Military / DefenseFinance (general)

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Translation education Other - Int. Diploma (Chartered Institute of Linguists): Distinction in Dutch
Experience Years of experience: 41. Registered at Jul 2007. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials Dutch to English (ACIL:Associate of the Chartered Inst. of Linguists)
Memberships FISTC: Fellow of the lnst. of Scientific & Techn. Communicators
Software DejaVu, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint
Events and training
Powwows attended
Professional practices leading edge endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
Born and bred in the U.K., Melvyn is a qualified native English TRANSLATOR / EDITOR / TECHNICAL AUTHOR / COPYWRITER who has acquired significant pan-European experience in a wide range of sectors of industry.

His extensive in-depth technical expertise and training gained within the aerospace sector provided him with the ideal background to pursue a career as a Technical Author/Translator in the defence and aerospace industries, and subsequently as a Senior Engineer/Author in the space and oil/gas industries, in the Netherlands. After working as a Technical Manager in the aerospace sector in France, he subsequently moved to Belgium where he worked as a Technical Publications / Quality Assurance Manager in the software sector, before starting up his own agency on a consultancy basis. He also works as a Senior Editor for a leading magazine in the banking and finance sector.

Melvyn constantly focuses on supplying quality bespoke work, interlaced with creativity, style, and attention to detail, in order to optimally satisfy the specific needs of his international clients.
Melvyn specializes in high-quality translations from Dutch into English (more than 20 million words translated during the past 31 years). Translation subjects include:
- Technical Translations: aerospace, automation and robots, automotive engineering, building and construction, civil engineering, domotics, electrical and electronic engineering, electronic payment systems, energy and power generation, environmental legislation, hardware, health and safety, household appliances, insurance reports, logistics, maintenance procedures and manuals, mechanical engineering, military and defence (including systems onboard Dutch naval frigates), nuclear, packaging, patent applications, railway infrastructure, software, standards, satellite and space systems, trademarks, training courses, telecom(munications), tender applications, user manuals, etc.
- Commercial Translations: advertising, company presentations and corporate image, education, e-commerce, fashion and design, immigration, human resources management, insurance reports, newsletters, marketing, press releases, recreation/leisure, speeches, tourism and travel, websites, etc.
- Legal Translations: articles of association, employment contracts, rental contracts, wills, etc.
- Software Localization: Successfully managing a team of Dutch translators who localized/translated a major financial software documentation project (circa 800,000 words including software strings) from American English into Dutch for a leading software company in the United States.
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Mar 23, 2012

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