Member since Dec '11

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

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March 2018

Maria Folkesson
Multilingual translator and interpreter.

United Kingdom
Local time: 15:31 GMT (GMT+0)

Native in: Swedish Native in Swedish, Polish Native in Polish
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"Translation is not a matter of words only it is a matter of making intelligible a whole culture."
Account type Freelancer, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Subtitling, Training, Copywriting
Specializes in:
Government / PoliticsLaw (general)
JournalismMedical: Health Care
Medical: PharmaceuticalsMedical (general)
Poetry & LiteratureMusic
Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.

Preferred currency GBP
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, Check, PayPal, Postal Order
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 5
Translation education Graduate diploma - Department of Foreign Languages
Experience Years of translation experience: 40. 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)
Memberships ProZ
Software CafeTran Espresso, MemoQ, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, XTM
CV/Resume CV available upon request
Conference participation Conferences attended
Training sessions attended The Rules of procedure of the EU Judiciary. [download]
Charity event session: Tips for Managing Long-Term or High-Volume Projects as a Freelancer
Charity event session: Lifelong Education for Translators – Requirements & Options
Professional practices Maria Folkesson endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
About me
***** International Translation Day,September 30*****


~Anthony Burgess

Career Profile as translator/interpreter
A qualified translator/interpreter in Swedish, Polish, Russian, English, terminologist, proof reader, professional experience in the translation of business, literary, technical, and scientific documents.

Expertise in multilingual, simultaneous and consecutive interpretation. Working for many different authorities, Sport Championships, conferences and music events. Personal interpreter for Sergey Bubka - World Champion in pole-jump.

Proficient experience as a language and music teacher and researcher.

My second profession is piano teacher and musicologist. Created musicals with children and teenagers.

Career History
1976 - The 1st Junior Modern Pentathlon World Championship. It was the first sports event on such international level organized in the Region. Worked as Interpreter & Translator in three languages (17th-22nd September, Drzonków, Poland).

1978 - Modern Pentathlon European Championships, Drzonków, Poland

1981- Active participant in IXth FIT World Congress. Theme: “The Mission of the Translator Today and Tomorrow” (6th-13th May, Warsaw, Poland).

1984- Xth FIT World Congress (Vienna, 17th-23th August, Austria). Theme: “Translators and their Position in Society.” Active participant and 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 the publications collection “Traducteur et sa place dans la société” International Federation of Translators World Congress; Hildegund Bühler W. Braumüller, 1985, 446 pages

1984 – Active member of international organizations. Collaboration as a vice-President for International Organization for Unification of Terminological Neologisms IOUTN with Zygmunt Stoberski - Chairman of MOTS (International Organization for Specialized Terminology) and Chairman of The International Organizing Committee of Intellectuals for the UN.

Co-founder of Neoterm, world specialized terminology journal of the International Federation of Terminology Banks, IFTB and International Organization for Unification of Terminological Neologisms, IOUTN
1985- 1st International Symposium for Trans- nationalization of Terminology, theme: “Concept, term, definition and their significance in terminology”. (13th-14th April, Warsaw, Poland)
2001 – 2003 – Worked in the United States of America writing a scientific paper about American Female composters.

1978 – 2008 - Founder of the Translation Office “Universum” workig as the multilingual translator and interpreter for many different authorities.
2008 – now Freelance translator and interpreter.



Härmed intygas att Maria Folkesson, arbetat som uppdragstolk åt Dala Tolkservice sedan 1991-06-13.

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, noggrann och har bra samarbetsförmåga, varför jag rekommenderar henne på det varmaste.


Translation from Swedish:

I hereby certify that Maria Folkesson, worked as an interpreter for Dala Interpreter Service since 1991-06-13.

She interprets from Polish into Swedish and from Russian into Swedish.

She has interpreted for Police, Lawyers, Courts, Hospitals, City Council, and Refugee Camps. She has also helped with translations.

Maria is trustworthy, accurate and has good collaborative skills, which is why I recommend her most warmly.

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
Top general field (PRO)
Top specific field (PRO)
Mechanics / Mech Engineering4

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Keywords: Swedish, English, Polish, Russian; Aerospace / Aviation / Space, Science (general), Music, Law (general), Sports / Fitness / Recreation, Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs, Poetry & Literature, Linguistics, Medical (general), Military / Defense, Government / Politics, Human Resources, History, перевод с английского,

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