Working languages:
Polish to English
English to Polish

Robert Platek
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Namysłów, Opolskie, Poland

Native in: Polish 
What Robert Platek is working on
Jun 15, 2017 (posted via TM-Town):  Translating railway-related powerpoint slides.  Glad to help Polish railways to get upgraded! ...more, + 1 other entry »
Total word count: 9850

Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified site user
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Services Translation, Transcription
Specializes in:
Engineering: IndustrialOther
Computers (general)Computers: Software
Computers: HardwareMathematics & Statistics
PhysicsMedical: Cardiology
IT (Information Technology)Religion

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 124, Questions answered: 52, Questions asked: 13
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Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 2
Experience Years of experience: 10. Registered at Dec 2011. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
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Software memoQ, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS

My name is Robert Platek. I am an ex-mathematics teacher skilled in computer programs*. I became a freelance translator, as I believed this would be my professional fulfillment. By the way, maths is a language itself, its objects are defined based on another objects' definitions (but that's another story).

Before I started working as a freelance translator, I tried to make a living through wide range of professions: data entry clerk, maths teacher, poultry farm worker.
Then, in 2008, for half a year I've been working as an English interpreter for iron-workers in Sweden, which is practical training for English-Polish-English translation in technical, financial and legal scope.

Since 2011 I translate full-time. Over that time I have come to realize that translation involves more than just words. It requires the translator to cross the division of cultures so that the words make sense to the reader. 

The most relevant last 6 months' experiences:

1) half-time translation in automotive field (truck service facility) for two months (July-August). This job involved translation of fault descriptions’ parts' names and description of repair process (Polish--> English).

2) translation of 120-page long philosophical (general) book (August - November)

3) in September and October full-time in-house translation of contractual, technical, IT and medical texts for aircraft manufacturer - about 180 standard pages (I worked for the government in a secret room)

4) December: 60 pages on neurological hammers, sphygmomanometers, stethoscopes; 40 pages an iOS app for floor plan capturing

Currently I'm translating 50 page manual of a massage system.

I think that I am the right person for this job because I have spent many hours working (talking to) native English** people but remain culturally Polish. It would be my goal to not only translate your words but also your meaning in a way that connects to my people.

*such as InDesign, Flash, Illustrator, DreamWeaver, etc.
**Since beginning of 2012 I have also been teaching Polish to an American doctor, who is also helping me with proofreading and explains to me the subtlety of American English.
In the process of teaching an American the Polish language, I have come to realize that translation involves more than just words. It requires the translator to cross the divide of cultures so that the words make sense to the reader.
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Total pts earned: 124
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Top languages (PRO)
English to Polish67
Polish to English57
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Medical (general)23
Computers (general)12
Medical: Cardiology12
Mechanics / Mech Engineering10
Law (general)8
Construction / Civil Engineering7
Transport / Transportation / Shipping5
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Keywords: polish english engineering, technology, dentistry, finance, taxation

Profile last updated
Jan 18

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