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

Penny Hewson
I get your message across clearly

United Kingdom
Local time: 23:44 BST (GMT+1)

Native in: English 
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified site user
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading
Specializes in:
Business/Commerce (general)Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs
Cooking / CulinaryEducation / Pedagogy
General / Conversation / Greetings / LettersFood & Drink
Law (general)Law: Contract(s)
Law: Patents, Trademarks, CopyrightLaw: Taxation & Customs

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 541, Questions answered: 334, Questions asked: 32
Payment methods accepted Wire transfer
Translation education Bachelor's degree - University of Leicester
Experience Years of experience: 16. Registered at Jan 2006.
Credentials German to English (Chartered Institute of Linguists, verified)
French to English (Chartered Institute of Linguists, verified)
English (PTC Certificate in Basic Proofreading, verified)
Memberships CIOL
Software memoQ, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office Professional, Other CAT tool, Powerpoint
CV/Resume CV available upon request
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I was originally brought up in the grocery and off-licence retail trade. After university I briefly held the licence for the sale of alcohol but sold the business and moved to Germany where I taught English and did translation work. I later returned to the UK.
As as a languages teacher of 25 years experience, I have developed an excellent English style for report writing and advertising and explanatory material of all sorts. I am particularly able to explain instructions and complex material in a readable and understandable style. I have vast experience of editing language teaching materials; one of my first jobs was proofreading language teaching crossword puzzles and website for Strucc Books of Budapest and editing/proofreading answers for a German course book. I have recently translated two English teaching courses from German and regularly translate educational material.

Since taking up translation full-time, I have started to specialise in the translation of contracts and legal materials of all kinds, websites and legal letters.

I have a wide general knowledge and can tackle scientific and industrial material with information and the necessary background material; I am particularly good at advertising material and websites.

I have access to support for the translation of forensic material, particularly with regard to textiles.

I use memoQ and can therefore accept work in many different file formats.

I am happy to tackle most types of general industrial material and have experience in a wide range of registers.

Keywords: Translator German to English, contracts, legal, letters and reports, women's issues, general industrial and advertising material, crafts, clothing, education, gardening, food, language, general forensic texts, websites, editing, proofreading, teaching, educational

Profile last updated
Sep 15, 2020

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