Member since Nov '13

Working languages:
English to Hungarian
Hungarian to English
Dutch to Hungarian
Dutch to English
English (monolingual)

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Peter Simon
ATA cert.,EN<>HU transl.,MA,MS, Netherl.

Netherlands
Local time: 08:43 CEST (GMT+2)

Native in: Hungarian (Variant: Hungary) Native in Hungarian, English (Variant: British) Native in English
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, MT post-editing, Transcription
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Specializes in:
Business/Commerce (general)Medical (general)
Poetry & LiteratureLaw: Patents, Trademarks, Copyright
GeographyFood & Drink
Finance (general)Education / Pedagogy
Cooking / CulinaryTourism & Travel

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 307, Questions answered: 221, Questions asked: 31
Project History 16 projects entered    3 positive feedback from outsourcers

Blue Board entries made by this user  22 entries

Payment methods accepted Wire transfer, PayPal, Skrill
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 10
Translation education Master's degree - Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem, Budapest
Experience Years of translation experience: 27. Registered at ProZ.com: Feb 2013. Became a member: Nov 2013.
Credentials English (University of Cambridge , verified)
English (Eötvös Loránd University, verified)
English to Hungarian (The Presence Group)
English to Hungarian (Fordító- és Tolmácsképző Tanszék)
Hungarian to English (Fordító- és Tolmácsképző Tanszék)


Memberships ATA
Software Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS
Training sessions attended Wordfast-PRO – Level 1 [download]
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About me
I am a native Hungarian teacher of English with an MA, MEd from the university of Budapest, and a CELTA certificate. Although I haven't received specific training directed at translation (to a large part because in the 1970's there weren't any such trainings in Hungary), I did translation during most of my career as an English teacher if there was a need and I had time for it. For a year at the Budapest High School of Economics I even taught translation and Economics for would-be graduates of Economics. Afterwards I received some training and a translator's certificate at the University of Budapest (ELTE).

As I also have an MSc in Geography, that field, along with politics, Economics, Geology and related subjects as Biology and Medicine are my favourite areas. I also received informal training in Law from my ex-wife, a lawyer, early on. I'm also an amateur musician and have written and published a book about singing techniques, so music also features highly on my menu. Pedagogy is one of my most important areas not only because I'm a teacher, but also because I've worked on an English course-book for Hungarians with colleagues under the British Council for a couple of years. I can translate between English and Hungarian both ways about a wide range of other topics as well.

As I've been living in the Netherlands for several years and studied the language, I can translate common texts from that language too. I've worked here as a cook, and this is one of those areas I could translate in all directions because I am a self-trained cook in my private life as well. I've also worked as a job-coach interpreting between Hungarian industrial workers and Dutch companies. My other areas with respect to Dutch would be geography, history, literature and health-related matters.

I am a certified member of the American Translators Association in translation EN>HU (see: http://www.atanet.org/onlinedirectories/tsd_view.php?id=16829 ). I am certified by ELTE Budapest in translation HU>EN and EN>HU.
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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: 362
PRO-level pts: 307


Top languages (PRO)
English to Hungarian99
English84
Hungarian to English80
Dutch to English44
Top general fields (PRO)
Other57
Law/Patents55
Bus/Financial55
Tech/Engineering44
Art/Literary32
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Top specific fields (PRO)
Law (general)28
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters21
Human Resources18
Real Estate16
Poetry & Literature16
Mechanics / Mech Engineering16
Medical (general)16
Pts in 31 more flds >

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Keywords: Hungarian, English, Dutch, business, economics, technology, geography, tourism, education, linguistics, language teaching, music, law, general medicine, arts, films, agriculture, cooking


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