Member since Dec '11

Working languages:
English to Swedish
Swedish to English
Polish to Swedish
Swedish to Polish
English to Polish

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December 2020

Maria Folkesson
Multilingual translator and interpreter.

Local time: 00:44 GMT (GMT+0)

Native in: Swedish Native in Swedish, Polish Native in Polish
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What Maria Folkesson is working on
Oct 6 (posted via  Children with cancer - a report from one scientist about the results... ...more, + 2 other entries »
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"Translation is not a matter of words only it is a matter of making intelligible a whole culture."
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Subtitling, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Training
Specializes in:
Poetry & LiteratureGovernment / Politics
MusicMedical (general)
Law (general)Journalism

English to Swedish - Rates: 0.06 - 0.12 USD per word / 25 - 30 USD per hour
Swedish to English - Rates: 0.06 - 0.12 USD per word / 25 - 30 USD per hour
Polish to Swedish - Rates: 0.06 - 0.12 USD per word / 25 - 30 USD per hour
Swedish to Polish - Rates: 0.06 - 0.12 USD per word / 25 - 30 USD per hour
English to Polish - Rates: 0.06 - 0.12 USD per word / 25 - 30 USD per hour

Preferred currency USD
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 4, Questions answered: 6
Blue Board entries made by this user  0 entries
Payment methods accepted Visa, American Express, MasterCard, Discover, Wire transfer, Money order, PayPal | Send a payment via ProZ*Pay
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 5
Translation education Graduate diploma - Department of Foreign Languages
Experience Years of experience: 42. Registered at Sep 2011. Became a member: Dec 2011. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials English to Swedish (Graduate diploma - Department of Foreign Languages)
English to Polish (Graduate diploma - Department of Foreign Languages)
Polish to Swedish (Graduate diploma - Department of Foreign Languages)
Swedish to Polish (Graduate diploma - Department of Foreign Languages)
English to Russian (Graduate diploma - Department of Foreign Languages)
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Software memoQ, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Translation Center, Wincaps Q4, Wordfast, XTM
CV/Resume CV available upon request
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Professional practices Maria Folkesson endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
Professional objectives
  • Meet new translation company clients
  • Meet new end/direct clients
  • Work for non-profits or pro-bono clients
  • Screen new clients (risk management)
  • Network with other language professionals
  • Find trusted individuals to outsource work to
  • Build or grow a translation team
  • Get help on technical issues / improve my technical skills
  • Learn more about additional services I can provide my clients
  • Learn more about the business side of freelancing
  • Stay up to date on what is happening in the language industry
  • Help or teach others with what I have learned over the years
  • Buy or learn new work-related software
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"Translation is not a matter of words only it is a matter of making intelligible a whole culture."

 International Organization for Unification of Terminological Neologisms

Active member of international organizations. Collaboration as a Vice-President for International Organization for Unification of Terminological Neologisms IOUTN. Co-founder of Neoterm, world specialized terminology journal of the International Federation of Terminology Banks.

FIT Congress - Warsaw

FIT Congress - Vienna

Co-author of a publication: "How is it possible to measure and to show adequacy of a translation/interpretation when compared with an original text" p.349 of publications collection "Traducteur et sa place dans la societe".

Literature & Poetry

Working on a book "How to NOT translate technical texts" 


Modern Pentathlon - World Championships

Modern Pentathlon - Europe Championships

Personal Interpreter for Sergey Bubka

Dala Tolkservice


Härmed Intygas att Maria Folkesson, arbetat som uppdragstolk åt Dala Tolkservice . 

Hon tolkar från polska till svenska samt från ryska till svenska.

Hon har tolkat hos polis, advokat, tingsrätt, sjukvård, kommuner samt flyktingförläggningar, har även hjälpt till med översättningar. 

Maria är pålitlig, noggran och har bra samarbetsförmåga varför jag rekommenderar henne på det varmaste.

Dala Tolkservice

Soile Andersson



Maria Folkesson worked for four years with us as a classic piano teacher.

She is extremely gifted and was appreciated by all her pupils.

We wish her the best of luck for the future

 - and recommend her to any future employer.

Ellen Sonnenstein

As you all already know, our pianist Maria Folkesson is a real pearl.

Without her, the project would not been possible.

With patience and enthusiasm she has practiced with all of us and adjusted to the students in all situations. She has recorded songs we have been singing, listened to tapes of old recordings and made her own arrangements. 

Thank you, Maria!

Lillemor Embrey

Musical Director

To whom it may concern

During the last two years before Maria Folkesson's departure for the United States of America she served as my piano teacher, but we also developed a friendship. The sessions when we played the piano together were a very important element of my life during these years, when I had a busy life taking care of kids and working as a doctor at the general hospital in Uppsala. 

Maria has a genuine interest in music in general and piano in particular, but she also has the ability to pass this interest on the others since she is a great source of inspiration. Maria is an excellent pedagogue and is keen on that every tone is performed with precision. Having Maria as my piano teacher made me learn more about piano and music then I had ever dreamt of.

In addition to her skills as a piano teacher, Maria is also a person filled with "emotional intelligence".

This explains why she easily gets contact with other people and why she is so loved by people around her.

Maria's qualities in combination with her will to work hard makes her perfect for almost any job and excellent for jobs dealing with music and/or piano.

Dr. Helena Olofsson

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: 8
PRO-level pts: 4

Language (PRO)
Swedish to English4
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Mechanics / Mech Engineering4

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