Working languages:
German to English
Dutch to English
Italian to English

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February 2020

Cillie Swart
Finance, Legal, Business Texts

Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Local time: 12:32 SAST (GMT+2)

Native in: English 
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Jul 13, 2019 (posted via  Just finished a maritime shipping translation of just over 4000 words. It was awesome! ...more »
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German and Dutch to English specialist in Finance, Economics, and Business
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter
Data security Created by Evelio Clavel-Rosales This person has a SecurePRO™ card. Because this person is not a Plus subscriber, to view his or her SecurePRO™ card you must be a Business member or Plus subscriber.
Affiliations Employer: Transkaroo Communications
Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Training, Copywriting
Specializes in:
Finance (general)Economics
Business/Commerce (general)Transport / Transportation / Shipping
Cooking / CulinaryGovernment / Politics
Law (general)Marketing / Market Research
PsychologyShips, Sailing, Maritime

German to English - Rates: 0.08 - 0.12 USD per word / 30 - 60 USD per hour
Dutch to English - Rates: 0.08 - 0.12 USD per word / 30 - 60 USD per hour
Italian to English - Rates: 0.08 - 0.12 USD per word / 30 - 60 USD per hour
Preferred currency EUR
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 180, Questions answered: 333, Questions asked: 30
Blue Board entries made by this user  5 entries

Payment methods accepted Wire transfer, PayPal, MasterCard
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 2
Translation education Bachelor's degree - Harvard University
Experience Years of translation experience: 13. Registered at Oct 2014. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials German to English (University of Florida)
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, Google Translator Toolkit, MateCat, memoQ, MemSource Cloud, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, Passolo, Plunet BusinessManager, Powerpoint, Protemos, Translation Center, SDL TRADOS, STAR Transit, Wordfast
CV/Resume English (PDF)
Professional practices Cillie Swart endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
Professional objectives
  • Meet new translation company clients
  • Meet new end/direct 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 with terminology and resources
  • Learn more about translation / improve my skills
  • Learn more about interpreting / improve my skills
  • Get help on technical issues / improve my technical skills
  • Find a mentor
  • Stay up to date on what is happening in the language industry
  • Help or teach others with what I have learned over the years
  • Improve my productivity
I have a degree in Economics and Linguistics (BA, Harvard) and an MBA from Kuehne Logistics University in Hamburg, Germany where I wrote my thesis on Ship Finance. I also have extensive financial industry experience, having worked for the Financial Sector Policy Unit at the National Treasury of South Africa for almost four years, as well as an investment bank (a South African subsidiary of Barclays Capital). I also have 3 years of top-tier management consulting experience during which time I worked on a number of projects in the financial and logistics industries.

I have extensive experience in a variety of financial documents, including annual reports, investor documentation, marketing prospectuses, and cost-benefit analyis reports. In total I have 8 years of translation experience, of which 1 year is full time. I am now working full time in translations with an excellent internet connection and a number of CAT tools including Trados, Wordfast, and Passolo.

Rush Translation Rates: 0.10 EUR per word
Regular Translation Rates: 0.08 EUR per word
Payment: Paypal or Wire Transfer
Languages: German to English, Dutch to English
Specialties: Finance, Economics, Business

Selected Previous Clients:
• Heute (
• LatticeBridge (
• Biogen Idec GmbH (
• Textcase (
• Transperfect Translations (
• Lexitech (

Selected References:
• Magdelena Hajduk, Executive Project Manager at Transperfect, +44 (0) 207 061 2177
• José-Luis Buigues Martínez, Owner at Traducciones Oficiales Costablanca, +34 965 840 560
• Nardina Alongi, Owner at Globale Kommunikation, +49 (0)89 72609739
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: 192
PRO-level pts: 180

Top languages (PRO)
German to English119
Italian to English42
Dutch to English19
Top general fields (PRO)
Social Sciences10
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Top specific fields (PRO)
Law: Contract(s)28
Law (general)12
Mechanics / Mech Engineering12
Medical: Pharmaceuticals12
Medical (general)8
Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs8
Construction / Civil Engineering8
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Keywords: strategy, supply chain, value chain, logistics, economic, rfid, e-commerce, e-marketplace, toyota, just-in-time, production, economics, economic impact, regulatory impact, real estate investment trust, reit, pension fund, hedge fund, retirement, due diligence, commercial due diligence, innovation, consumer insights, loyalty programme, alternative energy, wind turbine, FMCG, retail, sip, strategic infrastructure programme, strategic infrastructure project, presidential infrastructure coordinating commission, presidential infrastructure coordinating committee, picc, business model, turnaround

Profile last updated
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