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Icelandic to English - Rates: 0.12 - 0.12 GBP per word / 15 - 15 GBP per hour Danish to English - Rates: 0.09 - 0.09 GBP per word / 12 - 12 GBP per hour Norwegian to English - Rates: 0.10 - 0.10 GBP per word / 13 - 13 GBP per hour Faroese to English - Rates: 0.12 - 0.12 GBP per word / 15 - 15 GBP per hour Swedish to English - Rates: 0.10 - 0.10 GBP per word / 14 - 14 GBP per hour
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Master's degree - University College London
Years of experience: 15. Registered at ProZ.com: Nov 2008.
Danish to English (University College London) Icelandic to English (University College London) Norwegian to English (University College London) Faroese to English (University College London) Swedish to English (University College London)
Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Wordfast
I am a university graduate (BA, MA) of University College London, holding two first class degrees (a Bachelors and a Masters degree) in Scandinavian language, history and culture. I am a highly competent, conscientious and circumspect translator of all five Scandinavian languages (Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic and Faroese), having studied them all as part of my two degrees. I also undertake back-translation and proof-reading of texts translated from these languages to English.
My first degree included a dedicated course in Translation from the Scandinavian Languages. I have particular experience in reading and translating often highly technical academic texts, and of colloquial language usage (both spoken and written), and am as a consequence especially confident of my ability to translate these kinds of text.
I have most in-depth experience of working with Norwegian and Danish, having spent a year or more residing in each of these countries. Norwegian was my main language as an undergraduate, I studied it for four years including a year as an exchange student at the University of Tromsø.
I subsequently lived for a period of fourteen months in Copenhagen, Denmark. I have also spent time in Sweden and Iceland, and have read extensively in their respective languages, for academic purposes. I furthermore have extensive experience with imaginative literature written in all five Nordic languages.
I studied Faroese translation and linguistics under Michael Barnes, who is recognised in the Faroe Islands as the living British expert on the Faroese language. I have been studying both Modern and Old Icelandic for the whole of my academic career, and have taught the latter subject to both undergraduate and postgraduate students.