Working languages:
Arabic to English
German to English

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Maureen Millington-Brodie
33 years of experience

United Kingdom
Local time: 18:09 GMT (GMT+0)

Native in: English Native in English
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading
Expertise
Specializes in:
ManagementMedical (general)
Medical: Health CareMilitary / Defense
Government / PoliticsHistory
Art, Arts & Crafts, PaintingCinema, Film, TV, Drama
Cooking / CulinaryFood & Drink

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 1098, Questions answered: 1109, Questions asked: 423
Glossaries employment, medical
Translation education Master's degree - University of Westminster
Experience Years of translation experience: 36. Registered at ProZ.com: Nov 2004. Became a member: Jun 2006.
ProZ.com Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials Arabic to English (University of Westminster)
German to English (BA Hons, Wales)
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, memoQ, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, SDLX, XTM
CV/Resume CV available upon request
Professional practices Maureen Millington-Brodie endorses ProZ.com's Professional Guidelines (v1.0).
Bio
Formerly a staff translator in government service with 30 years of experience, I was offered early retirement by the Ministry of Defence in October 2010 due to "a downturn in the requirement for Arabic" ; ) and am now a full-time freelance translator. During my time as a staff translator in the civil service, 11 years were spent as a German & Arabic translator for the Ministry of Defence in Whitehall where I had to tackle most subject areas but was particularly experienced in defence matters (high level ministerial correspondence, reports on military equipment/exercises) & Middle East politics, translating high level documents (memoranda of understanding, treaties, NBC declarations to UN etc.), historical documents (First and Second World War) and those to do with medical matters (medical reports from German hospitals & specialists on British armed forces personnel stationed in Germany). The last 10 years of my civil service career were spent as an Arabic lecturer teaching the language to armed forces personnel.

As horse riding has been my hobby for over 40 years (I own a Connemara x thoroughbred and compete in dressage and le trec), I also undertake equestrian translations eg. a horseowner's guide to equine anatomy, import papers, a farrier's handbook etc.. I'm also interested in cooking and have translated cookery books. Travel is also a great passion.

I have now been a full-time freelancer for seven years and spend 25% of my time on clinical trials (from both German and Arabic). Other frequent subject areas are ski resort/hotel info for various tourism offices, recipes for a Swiss cookware manufacturer, educational certificates, birth certificates, employment references, wills and divorce decrees.

I have translated 16 books, 4 of which have been cookery books for the same publisher and 3 biographies.



£90 per thousand words of Arabic (general text)
£60 per thousand words of German (general text)
£70 per thousand words of medical/legal German
£35 per hour for proofreading
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: 1194
PRO-level pts: 1098


Top languages (PRO)
German to English918
Arabic to English172
English to German4
French to English4
Top general fields (PRO)
Tech/Engineering263
Other255
Bus/Financial134
Medical111
Social Sciences90
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Top specific fields (PRO)
Medical (general)71
Law (general)60
Construction / Civil Engineering57
Idioms / Maxims / Sayings36
Education / Pedagogy36
Sports / Fitness / Recreation36
Food & Drink35
Pts in 65 more flds >

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Keywords: travel, defence, military, equestrian, history, archaeology, politics, cookery




Profile last updated
Jul 28, 2018



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