Member since Jan '09

Working languages:
Norwegian to English
Danish to English
Swedish to English
Norwegian (Bokmal) to English
Norwegian (Nynorsk) to English

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Charles Ek
Your meaning, from your words and mine

Duluth, Minnesota, United States
Local time: 14:09 CDT (GMT-5)

Native in: English Native in English
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading
Expertise
Specializes in:
Law (general)Law: Taxation & Customs
Law: Contract(s)Insurance
Medical: PharmaceuticalsGovernment / Politics
Environment & EcologyGeography
Tourism & Travel

Preferred currency USD
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 2240, Questions answered: 871, Questions asked: 250
Project History 40 projects entered
Project DetailsProject SummaryCorroboration

Translation
Volume: 45000 words
Duration: Jul 2012 to Feb 2013
Languages:
Swedish to English
Norwegian (Nynorsk) to English
Food travel blog and magazine

Swedish to English and Norwegian to English translations for the "Mat Langs Nasjonale Turistveger"/"Taste of National Tourist Routes" project: http://www.matlangsnasjonaleturistveger.no/?lang=en . The project promotes food tourism along designated routes in Norway as part of a national tourism initiative. The English version of the project's magazine (204 pages) can be seen at http://issuu.com/juniorreklambyr/docs/taste_of_national_toutrist_routes

Tourism & Travel
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 152000 words
Duration: Mar 2010 to Nov 2011
Languages:
Norwegian to English
Documents in multiparty lawsuit

Documents used in a multiparty lawsuit, including financial reports and presentations, auditor's reports, legal opinions, news reports and other items (in both Bokmål and Nynorsk).

Law (general)
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 8847 words
Completed: May 2011
Languages:
Danish to English
Court judgment in commercial case



Law: Contract(s), Business/Commerce (general)
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 8964 words
Completed: Apr 2011
Languages:
Danish to English
Commercial lease



Real Estate
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 3459 words
Completed: Apr 2011
Languages:
Norwegian to English
Proposal for postdoctoral project



Poetry & Literature
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 236 pages
Completed: Apr 2011
Languages:
Norwegian to English
Book translation of "FRISK MED LAVKARBO"

This book by a Norwegian physician deals with the benefits from eating a low carbohydrate diet, particularly for persons with various health problems including diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, migraine, etc. The original publication in Norwegian was one of the most popular titles published in Norway in 2010. The English translation is due to be released on 3 March 2012 as "The Scandinavian Diet -- Healthy With Low Carbs".

Medical (general)
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 5769 words
Completed: Feb 2011
Languages:
Danish to English
Fungicide approval documents



Environment & Ecology
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 4376 words
Completed: Jan 2011
Languages:
Norwegian to English
Articles of association



Law (general)
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 988 days
Completed: Dec 2010
Languages:
Swedish to English
Agreement for manufacture of machinery part



Mechanics / Mech Engineering
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 5330 words
Completed: Nov 2010
Languages:
Norwegian to English
Email messages regarding payments due



Petroleum Eng/Sci
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 2764 words
Completed: Oct 2010
Languages:
Danish to English
Backtranslation of pharmaceutical leaflet



Medical: Pharmaceuticals
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 2829 words
Completed: Oct 2010
Languages:
Swedish to English
Backtranslation of pharmaceutical leaflet



Medical: Pharmaceuticals
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 2987 words
Completed: Oct 2010
Languages:
Norwegian to English
Backtranslation of pharmaceutical leaflet



Medical: Pharmaceuticals
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 1708 words
Completed: Jul 2010
Languages:
Swedish to English
Contract for data warehouse design and implementation



Computers (general)
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 13021 words
Completed: Jul 2010
Languages:
Norwegian to English
Annual report for large food wholesaler



Accounting
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 26126 words
Completed: Jun 2010
Languages:
Swedish to English
Tender documents for highway bridge project



Construction / Civil Engineering
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 29173 words
Completed: Jun 2010
Languages:
Norwegian to English
System administrator manual for pension administration



Computers: Software
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 6326 words
Completed: May 2010
Languages:
Swedish to English
Framework agreement for establishing data storage system

Framework agreement for establishing a data storage system for a large retailer in Sweden.

Computers (general)
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 33 pages
Completed: May 2010
Languages:
Swedish to English
Lease agreements for commercial premises



Real Estate
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 1092 words
Completed: Feb 2010
Languages:
Danish to English
Supply agreement in plastics industry



Law: Contract(s)
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 2470 words
Completed: Feb 2010
Languages:
Norwegian to English
Supply agreement for railway



Transport / Transportation / Shipping
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 1373 words
Completed: Feb 2010
Languages:
Swedish to English
Pension agreement



Law: Contract(s)
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 2606 words
Completed: Feb 2010
Languages:
Swedish to English
Product review in magazine



Computers: Hardware
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 4970 words
Completed: Feb 2010
Languages:
Swedish to English
Fire protection handbook for pipe penetrations



Construction / Civil Engineering
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 7189 words
Completed: Feb 2010
Languages:
Norwegian to English
Code manual for railway system



Transport / Transportation / Shipping
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 1238 words
Completed: Jan 2010
Languages:
Swedish to English
Employment contract



Law: Contract(s)
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 7365 words
Completed: Jan 2010
Languages:
Danish to English
Tender documents for supply agreement



Law: Contract(s)
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 2375 words
Completed: Jan 2010
Languages:
Norwegian to English
Norwegian court pleading



Law: Contract(s)
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 7402 words
Completed: Dec 2009
Languages:
Norwegian to English
Government proposal for shipping routes

Government proposal for establishing new shipping routes

Ships, Sailing, Maritime
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 1009 words
Completed: Jul 2009
Languages:
Swedish to English
Submission to Swedish court in estate dispute

Submission to Swedish district court by a party's legal representative in an estate dispute

Law (general)
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 36000 words
Duration: Jul 2009 to Aug 2009
Languages:

Danish to English
Background report for climate change conference

Danish to English translation of report to be presented at an international climate change conference

Energy / Power Generation
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 17713 words
Completed: Apr 2009
Languages:
Norwegian to English
61 pages of medical records

Norwegian to English translation of medical records for a patient

Medical (general)
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 10500 words
Completed: Jun 2009
Languages:
Swedish to English
28 pages of commercial insurance policy forms

Translation from Swedish to English of commercial insurance policy forms for contractors and installers

Insurance
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 6117 words
Completed: Jul 2009
Languages:

Swedish to English
Medical research documents

Documents submitted for approval of a surgical device trial on human subjects

Medical (general)
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 1116 words
Completed: Jul 2009
Languages:
Danish to English
Translation of commercial agreement

Translation from Danish to English of a commercial agreement

Law: Contract(s), Business/Commerce (general)
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 2055 words
Completed: Jun 2009
Languages:
Norwegian to English
Notice of Appeal to Norwegian Court of Appeals

Norwegian to English translation of notice of appeal to the Court of Appeals (lagmannsrett) from a judgment in the District Court (tingrett), regarding adjudication of a will.

Law (general)
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 1333 words
Completed: May 2009
Languages:
Norwegian to English
Translation of Writ of Summons to Norwegian District Court

Norwegian to English translation of a writ of summons regarding adjudication of a commercial dispute

Law (general)
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 523 words
Completed: Jun 2009
Languages:
Swedish to English
Articles of association for private firm



Law (general)
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 3042 words
Languages:
Danish to English
Articles of association for nonprofit organisation

Danish to English translation of articles of association for affiliate of international nonprofit organisation

Business/Commerce (general), Law (general)
 No comment.

Translation
Volume: 500 words
Completed: Jun 2009
Languages:
Norwegian to English
Translation of forms for medicinal trial

Backtranslation of forms to be used in medicinal trial

Medical: Pharmaceuticals
 No comment.


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Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 3
Glossaries Swedish finance
Translation education Bachelor's degree - University of Minnesota -- Scandinavian Languages and Geography (Norwegian as major language)
Experience Years of experience: 11. Registered at ProZ.com: Dec 2008. Became a member: Jan 2009.
ProZ.com Certified PRO certificate(s)
Credentials Norwegian to English (University of Minnesota, verified)
Norwegian (Bokmal) to English (University of Minnesota, verified)
Norwegian (Nynorsk) to English (University of Minnesota, verified)
Memberships ATA
TeamsScandinavian Language Services
Software Adobe Acrobat, DejaVu, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, OmegaT, MyWorld, NeoOffice, OmegaT, OpenOffice.org, QuantumGIS, RapidWeaver, Powerpoint
Forum posts 33 forum posts
Website http://www.cxtranslations.com
CV/Resume CV available upon request
Training sessions attended Trainings
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Bio
My family roots are in Norway, Sweden, and Finland. My father's mother emigrated from Eidsvoll Verk in Norway, my father's father was a Swedish American, and my mother's parents emigrated from western Finland. I have a B.A. in Scandinavian Languages and Geography and a J.D. cum laude, both from the University of Minnesota. I taught Norwegian for one year at the University while a student and for several years as an adult education instructor in local schools. I worked for several years as a commercial insurance underwriter and then as a corporate risk manager. I practiced law for five years in employment law, environmental law, and criminal defense. Prior to becoming a full-time translator, I was the executive director of a nonprofit organization providing environmental education, environmental service learning, and outdoor recreation programs to local schools.

With the widespread availability of Internet streaming services, I am able to watch and listen to television and radio broadcasts daily from NRK (the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation) and SVT (the Swedish Television Company), as well as read several national and local newspapers from Denmark, Norway and Sweden. This is very helpful in maintaining my language skills and in keeping current on events. As a student I spent a great deal of time reading Norwegian source materials from the era when written Norwegian and written Danish were very similar. This experience makes translating from Danish almost as easy for me as working from Norwegian.

Like many Norwegians, Swedes, and Finns, I have a strong interest in outdoor pursuits. I was a search-and-rescue dog handler for seventeen years, and I am a lifelong nordic skier, canoeist, and backpacker.
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: 2276
PRO-level pts: 2240


Top languages (PRO)
Norwegian to English809
Swedish to English710
Danish to English444
Norwegian (Bokmal) to English245
Norwegian (Nynorsk) to English20
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Top general fields (PRO)
Tech/Engineering658
Other488
Bus/Financial437
Law/Patents341
Medical116
Pts in 4 more flds >
Top specific fields (PRO)
Construction / Civil Engineering227
Law (general)195
Law: Contract(s)106
Finance (general)106
Medical (general)84
Insurance76
Ships, Sailing, Maritime72
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This user has reported completing projects in the following job categories, language pairs, and fields.

Project History Summary
Total projects40
With client feedback0
Corroborated0
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positive0
neutral0
negative0

Job type
Translation40
Language pairs
Norwegian to English16
Swedish to English15
Danish to English9
3
Norwegian (Nynorsk) to English1
Specialty fields
Law: Contract(s)7
Law (general)7
Medical: Pharmaceuticals4
Business/Commerce (general)3
Transport / Transportation / Shipping2
Construction / Civil Engineering2
Real Estate2
Tourism & Travel1
Insurance1
Environment & Ecology1
Other fields
Medical (general)3
Computers (general)2
Computers: Hardware1
Ships, Sailing, Maritime1
Energy / Power Generation1
Computers: Software1
Accounting1
Petroleum Eng/Sci1
Poetry & Literature1
Mechanics / Mech Engineering1
Keywords: Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, bokmål, bokmal, Bokmål, Bokmal, nynorsk, Nynorsk, English, law, legal, contracts, contract, patents, patent, insurance, risk management, geography, tourism, travel, courts, court, norsk, dansk, svensk, svenska, oversetter, oversettelse, oversætte, oversætter, oversættelse, översätta, översättning, översättare


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