Member since Nov '05

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

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October 2018

David Koppel
The quality you want

Local time: 11:31 CEST (GMT+2)

Native in: Danish Native in Danish
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20 positive reviews
Account type Freelancer, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Voiceover (dubbing)
Specializes in:
Automotive / Cars & TrucksLaw (general)
Science (general)Medical (general)
IT (Information Technology)Medical: Instruments
Medical: PharmaceuticalsMarketing / Market Research
AgricultureAstronomy & Space

Project History 100 projects entered    16 positive feedback from outsourcers

Payment methods accepted Wire transfer
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Translation education Bachelor's degree - Copenhagen Business School
Experience Years of translation experience: 13. Registered at Sep 2005. Became a member: Nov 2005. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials Danish to English (Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark, verified)
English to Danish (Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark, verified)
Russian to Danish (Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark, verified)
Danish to Russian (Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark, verified)
Memberships N/A
Software Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office, SDL Studio 2014, SDL Studio 2015, Subscriptions to specialised online dictionaries, Windows 10, Windows 8, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS
CV/Resume English (DOC)

Please note: I am contacted by many new companies throughout the world regarding project requests. At the moment, it may not be possible to reply to all of such inquiries as I am already working on many existing long-term projects with several translation teams.

Danish is my native language and I am a VAT registered translator specialising in English and Danish technical, medical, legal, and economic texts as well as small Russian legal, economic, and cultural texts.
I have been a freelance translator since 2005.

The purpose of this service is to provide translations that convey the meaning correctly down to comma level. Also, I pay much attention to ensuring that the language flow in the translated text is flawless and powerful - using a style that is suitable to the relevant target audience.
I have much experience with many Word features. For example, manual creation of complex table structures of numbers or other data.

Preferably, I translate:
English < > Danish
Russian > English, Russian > Danish (small to mid-sized projects at a time)
Norwegian ('bokmål' language version) > Danish (small to mid-sized projects at a time)
Norwegian ('bokmål' language version) > English (small to mid-sized projects at a time)

To see some examples of completed projects, please click on the Project History button above. More information is also found in the CV.

I work with SDL Trados Studio 2017

2005: Bachelor's degree in international business communication. (Major subject: English. Minor subject: Russian).
1987: General Certificate of Education. (Line: Maths and physics).

I have worked as a freelance translator since September 2005.

During my bachelor study, I have been taught and examined in translations of:
- Technical, legal, and economic texts English-Danish, Danish-English
- Economic and legal texts: Russian-Danish, Danish-Russian.

During this study, I have also been taught and examined in international economics; intercultural business communication; Internet and databases; subtitling; text production; language revision; writing of business letters in English; summaries of texts; oral and written communication; Danish, English, and Russian grammar; British pronunciation.

Please feel free to contact me for a non-binding offer regarding any specific project.
Payments can be made in several currencies.
Payments in currencies other than euro (EUR) will be calculated on the basis of my rates in EUR in accordance with the current exchange rates stated on

Depending on certain circumstances, a VAT fee of 25% may be added to the rates stated below in accordance with the tax legislation.

For a full list of rates (and discount rates for Trados matches), please see page 2 of the CV. Some of the rates are also stated below:

English < > Danish: €0.12 EUR per source word for translation. €0.06 EUR per source word for proofreading if the translation is of acceptable quality.

Russian > English, Russian > Danish: €0.17 EUR per source word for translation.

USD dollars:
English < > Danish: $0.15 USD per source word for translation. $0.07 USD per source word for proofreading if the translation is of acceptable quality.

Russian > English, Russian > Danish: $0.21 USD per source word for translation.

Test translations: Charged according to agreement.

If the project can be carried out using Trados, and the text includes repeated segments, the rate of such repetitions is reduced to 15% of the ordinary price. The Trados software can calculate the number of repeated words. If you are a recurring customer, any translation memory that I used for your previous project(s) will also be used for the discount calculation. In this way, the price will be reduced significantly for segments of your new text that match content of the translation memory by a similarity of down to 85%.

This user has reported completing projects in the following job categories, language pairs, and fields.

Project History Summary
Total projects100
With client feedback16
100% positive (16 entries)

Job type
Language pairs
English to Danish81
Danish to English8
Russian to Danish7
Specialty fields
Business/Commerce (general)18
Mechanics / Mech Engineering15
Law (general)14
Medical: Instruments14
Medical (general)12
Finance (general)9
Engineering (general)9
Human Resources8
Automotive / Cars & Trucks7
Medical: Pharmaceuticals7
Law: Contract(s)4
Transport / Transportation / Shipping4
Marketing / Market Research3
IT (Information Technology)3
Electronics / Elect Eng3
Medical: Cardiology2
Computers: Software2
Government / Politics2
Mathematics & Statistics2
Biology (-tech,-chem,micro-)2
Automation & Robotics2
Medical: Dentistry2
Computers: Systems, Networks2
Computers (general)1
Tourism & Travel1
Environment & Ecology1
Aerospace / Aviation / Space1
Food & Drink1
Ships, Sailing, Maritime1
Medical: Health Care1
Forestry / Wood / Timber1
Textiles / Clothing / Fashion1
Science (general)1
Engineering: Industrial1
Investment / Securities1
Other fields
Advertising / Public Relations16
Internet, e-Commerce4
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