Member since Jun '11

Working languages:
Indonesian to English
Thai to English
Malay to English

Mont Redmond
Thai / Indonesian / Malay to English

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Local time: 12:24 EST (GMT-5)

Native in: English Native in English
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Software localization, Voiceover (dubbing), Subtitling, MT post-editing, Transcription
Expertise
Specializes in:
JournalismPoetry & Literature
ManagementHistory
Idioms / Maxims / SayingsPhilosophy
Religion

Rates
Indonesian to English - Rates: 0.12 - 0.15 USD per word / 40 - 60 USD per hour
Thai to English - Rates: 0.12 - 0.15 USD per word / 40 - 60 USD per hour
Malay to English - Rates: 0.12 - 0.15 USD per word / 40 - 60 USD per hour
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Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 3
Experience Years of experience: 25. Registered at ProZ.com: May 2010. Became a member: Jun 2011.
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Software Adobe Acrobat, memoQ, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint
CV/Resume English (DOC), English (DOC)
Bio
Listening

Ever since my student days, and increasingly so during my long sojourn overseas amid cultures unlike my own, I have been striving to understand how others perceive, feel, and think. Working as an interpreter in various situations (courts, hospitals, welfare agencies) demands skills in both listening and observation, as well as a high degree of cultural and interpersonal sensitivity. Sympathy, patience, and flexibility enhance these capabilities, especially in my role as husband, spiritual mentor, and father to six children. I respect people’s confidences, encourage them to be open with me and honest with themselves, and seek to incorporate their world-views into mine.

Respect for the Written Word

Due to my own love of reading, together with good practical training in secondary school, I acquired the fundamentals of a strong, polished style. My powers in prose writing have rarely been put to the test in the copywriting and translation work that I have done over the past 15 or more years, but such employment has, at least, reinforced my ability to produce clear, correct, and concise English in advertising, public relations, and corporate communications. I am frequently called upon to revise the work of other translators and writers on account of poor word choice and faulty sentence construction, not to mention matters of grammar and spelling. As for editing, my own self-published work, Wondering into Thai Culture, shows that I can discriminate between mere verbiage and solid substance. I went on to express that substance ─ the insights of over 10 years ─ in resonant, fluent, and playful language. I enjoy wit and wordplay, amply demonstrated in my essays and poetry.

Management

Management was not something I set out to learn, but came to me gradually as an outgrowth of common sense and voluminous, varied experience. After working for others for many years in Thailand, I realized that I would be better off running my own business, and proceeded to do so. Reaching across barriers of culture, language, and personal background, I was able to build up my own client base and hire a local assistant who is, after 15 years, still working with me, even though I have been away from Thailand for 11 years. The habits of accountability, independence, and sound organization that I shared with him during 1994-98 remain with him until today; consequently, my Bangkok-based business remains intact. I should add that raising a family of six children and serving as a mentor to friends younger than myself has also developed in me valuable skills of sensitivity, circumspection, perseverance, and openness I would not otherwise have learned.
Keywords: Thai, Indonesian, and Malaysian to English translations


Profile last updated
Oct 3, 2020






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