Member since Nov '13

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

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April 2021

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

Local time: 03:12 CEST (GMT+2)

Native in: Hungarian (Variant: Hungary) Native in Hungarian, English (Variant: British) Native in English
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This person is a top KudoZ point holder in Hungarian to English, Dutch to Hungarian
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, MT post-editing, Transcription
Specializes in:
Poetry & LiteratureBusiness/Commerce (general)
Cooking / CulinaryEducation / Pedagogy
Tourism & TravelFood & Drink
Medical (general)Finance (general)
Law: Patents, Trademarks, CopyrightMarketing / Market Research

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 356, Questions answered: 258, Questions asked: 51
Project History 17 projects entered    3 positive feedback from outsourcers

Blue Board entries made by this user  39 entries

Payment methods accepted Wire transfer, PayPal, Skrill
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 9
Translation education Master's degree - Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem, Budapest
Experience Years of experience: 31. Registered at 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, verified)
Hungarian to English (Fordító- és Tolmácsképző Tanszék, verified)

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Software Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS
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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. My translation of a Hungarian book (called Angela) has been published in English by Amazon (under the title 'The Good, the Bad and the Beast').

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, also 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: ). 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: 423
PRO-level pts: 356

Top languages (PRO)
English to Hungarian124
Hungarian to English80
Dutch to English44
Dutch to Hungarian24
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Poetry & Literature31
Law (general)28
Sports / Fitness / Recreation24
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters21
Human Resources18
Real Estate16
Finance (general)16
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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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