Member since Dec '08

Working languages:
Spanish to English
French to English
French (monolingual)
Spanish (monolingual)

Peter Cummings
"Such smooth translations!"

Skipton, United Kingdom
Local time: 17:37 GMT (GMT+0)

Native in: English Native in English
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Account type Freelancer, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, MT post-editing, Transcription
Expertise
Specializes in:
Business/Commerce (general)International Org/Dev/Coop

Rates
Spanish to English - Standard rate: 0.13 EUR per word / 35 EUR per hour
French to English - Standard rate: 0.13 EUR per word / 35 EUR per hour
French - Standard rate: 0.13 EUR per word / 35 EUR per hour
Spanish - Standard rate: 0.13 EUR per word / 35 EUR per hour
Preferred currency EUR
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 12, Questions answered: 9
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 4
Translation education Master's degree - Leeds University, England
Experience Years of translation experience: 7. Registered at ProZ.com: Dec 2008. Became a member: Dec 2008.
ProZ.com Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials French (University of St Andrews, verified)
Spanish (University of St Andrews, verified)
Spanish to English (University of Leeds)
French to English (University of Leeds)
Memberships ITI, Syndicat national des traducteurs professionels (sft), ASETRAD
Software Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, SDL TRADOS, STAR Transit
Website http://www.plctranslation.com
CV/Resume English (PDF), Spanish (PDF), French (PDF)
Training sessions attended Official translations - contracts, certificates and court documents [download]
Professional practices Peter Cummings endorses ProZ.com's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
About me
Comment of recent ongoing client:- “I was reading the translation by Peter again on Mo… and it was so smooth. I love it.”
In December 2009, I graduated in Applied Translation Studies at the University of Leeds (England) and have been operating as a freelance translator since that time. This follows a career as a qualified accountant which was itself preceded by studying French and Spanish and extensively visiting countries that speak these languages.
TEXT TOPICS AND TYPES TRANSLATED
I have three main specialisms (in both French and Spanish into English):-
1. International issues:-
This includes translation of reports, articles, press releases, interviews, presentations, minutes etc. dealing with social, political and public health matters.
Clients are principally charities and NGOs.
Examples of my work include a series of reports I have translated over two years for a Human Rights NGO.
2. Business documents:-
This includes translation of commercial contracts, accounts, business letters, company websites, administrative practices and procedures, promotional material, etc.
My work in this area has been mainly supplied to me by translation agencies.
Examples include contractual terms and conditions for service provision, employment, leasing, construction, house sale/purchase; minutes of company meetings; presentation slides; statements and notes to accounts; accounting procedures; texts destined for use on the websites of some well-known companies; letters of complaint.
3. Tourism
In 2014, I began working via one translation agency on the translation of many documents destined for use by French Tourist Offices and businesses in the holiday and leisure sector. I find such material both challenging and interesting and I now consider it another field in which I have some specialist knowledge to offer potential clients.
To further broaden and deepen my skills and experience, I would welcome literary, journalistic, and academic pieces, especially if dealing with international affairs, politics, or history. On a pro-bono basis I have translated from French to English the biography entitled "Louis Dalle - Un Homme Libre".
Besides translation, I also do proof-reading, English to English transcription, and editing of documents written in English by non-native speakers.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
• M.A. (Hons) in French and Spanish at the University of St Andrews (Scotland);
• M.Phil. in Latin American Studies at the University of St Andrews (Scotland);
• M.A. in Applied Translation Studies at the University of Leeds (England);
• Qualified as an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants with more 30 years’ experience as an accountant working in auditing (4 years), transport (2 years), telecommunications (12 years), and school management (18 years);
MEMBERSHIP OF TRANSLATION BODIES
I aim to provide you with translations delivered on time and of a quality that abides by the professional standards of the industry as set out by the translation body of which I am a member, namely the Institute of Translation and Interpreting.
I am also a “membre correspondent” of the Syndicat national des traducteurs professionels (France) and a “socio profesional” of the Asociación Española de Traductores, Correctores, e Intérpretes (Spain)
RATES PER WORD
Likely lowest £0.063 €0.085 $0.10
Likely highest £0.095 €0.130 $0.145
RATES PER HOUR
Likely lowest £16.00 €22.00 $25.00
Likely highest £25.00 €35.00 $38.00
WORDS PER DAY
1500 – 3000 (dependent on nature of text and availability of glossaries / reference material available)
SPECIALIST CAT SOFTWARE USED
SDL Trados Studio 2014; STAR Transit NXT.
OTHER EXPERTISE
Writing reports in good English is a skill I have acquired over many years as a manager.
I have learned both Quechua and German although I do not offer these as part of my translation service.
I am acquainted with Bolivian as well as peninsular Spanish.
Keywords: Spanish, French, English, translation, transcription, business, finance, commerce, accounts, charities, development, South America, Spain, Bolivia, France, education, biography, history, tourism, international affairs, politics, history


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Apr 6



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