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Working languages:
French to English
Russian to English
Spanish to English

Paul Hirsh
The Human Translator

France
Local time: 17:17 CEST (GMT+2)

Native in: English 
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Website localization
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Specializes in:
Art, Arts & Crafts, PaintingGeneral / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
JournalismMusic
Poetry & LiteratureSlang
OtherReligion


Rates
French to English - Rates: 0.07 - 0.09 EUR per word / 22 - 30 EUR per hour
Russian to English - Rates: 0.12 - 0.14 EUR per word / 22 - 30 EUR per hour
Spanish to English - Rates: 0.06 - 0.08 EUR per word / 22 - 30 EUR per hour
Japanese to English - Rates: 0.06 - 0.07 EUR per character / 22 - 30 EUR per hour
Chinese to English - Rates: 0.06 - 0.07 EUR per character / 22 - 30 EUR per hour

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 652, Questions answered: 701, Questions asked: 228
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 12
Experience Years of translation experience: 60. Registered at ProZ.com: May 2005.
ProZ.com Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
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Software AutoCAD, Microsoft Word, Adobe Indesign, Flash, HTML and Javascript editing, Microsoft Word, Rhinoceros, Sibelius 4
Website http://improvise.free.fr/
CV/Resume CV available upon request
Contests won Third ProZ.com Translation Contest: Russian to English
1st Annual ProZ.com Translation Contest: Chinese to English
1st Annual ProZ.com Translation Contest: French to English
Professional practices Paul Hirsh endorses ProZ.com's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
Bio
Traduire du français vers l'anglais, c'est aussi facile que transformer une tarte aux cerises en rôti de bœuf - sans perdre le goût. Dès qu'il y aura un logiciel pour faire ça, je prendrai ma retraite.



End clients include Patek Philippe, Cartier and other high end watch brands, Movment magazine, the Centre Pompidou, the 104, Musée du Quai Branly, Toulouse-Lautrec museum, Picasso museum at Vallauris, Festivals and Tourist Offices from all over France, the Quebec fair, PPR Group and a host of artists and cultural institutions.



Born in 1948, I started learning French, Spanish, Russian and German alongside the obligatory Latin and Greek at school, and pursued the Russian and French at New College, Oxford. I also started a course in Chinese and Japanese at SOAS. I then worked for a year as in-house Japanese to English translator at C.Itoh Trading Company in London. As a musician in a Brazilian band I absorbed Portuguese. I have always been greedy for foreign languages, but some I can forget as quickly as I learnt them. One of the many rejection letters earned by my four unpublished novels praises my seldom-seen flair for writing English, for what that's worth. For the last 18 years I have been resident in Spain (where I became an honorary Catalan) and France. I have taught music in three languages but thanks to Proz.com I made the switch to freelance translating, which keeps me busy full time. You can find out about me (and see my paintings) on my website http://improvise.free.fr. In between translating jobs I am using 3d technology and rapid prototyping to develop the perfect panpipe for jazz - which you can buy on Shapeways.

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: 814
PRO-level pts: 652


Top languages (PRO)
French to English246
English to French196
Chinese to English139
Spanish to English44
Russian to English12
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Other238
Art/Literary202
Bus/Financial69
Social Sciences46
Tech/Engineering43
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Top specific fields (PRO)
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters121
Music99
Business/Commerce (general)50
Poetry & Literature47
Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting31
Government / Politics28
Photography/Imaging (& Graphic Arts)20
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Keywords: haute horlogerie, watchmaking, luxury watches, watches, montres, art translation, contemporary art, modern art, art moderne, art contemporain, traductions musique, music translation, modern music, musique contemporaine, lutherie, musicology, music internet, literature translation, dialogue, dialog, film scripts, scénarios, screenplay, guitar, jazz, littérature enfantine, LEJ, children's books, contemporary art reviews, translate your novel, traduire roman, review translation,


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Jul 20, 2016






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