Member since Jun '18

Working languages:
Arabic to English
Spanish to English
Portuguese to English
Pashto (Pushto) to English

Iain McFarlane
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Local time: 01:32 GMT (GMT+0)

Native in: English (Variants: US, British, UK) Native in English
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This person has translated 46,596 words for Translators without Borders
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading
Specializes in:
International Org/Dev/CoopMilitary / Defense
Government / PoliticsSports / Fitness / Recreation
Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.Tourism & Travel

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Words translated: 46,596

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Words donated: 4,835
Preferred currency GBP
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 16, Questions answered: 4
Blue Board entries made by this user  0 entries
Payment methods accepted Wire transfer, PayPal
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 9
Translation education Bachelor's degree - University of Westminster
Experience Years of experience: 14. Registered at Jun 2017. Became a member: Jun 2018.
Credentials Arabic to English (Chartered Institute of Linguists, verified)
Spanish to English (Chartered Institute of Linguists, verified)
Arabic (University of Westminster, verified)
Memberships Translators Without Borders, CIOL
Software Adobe Acrobat, MateCat, Microsoft Office Pro, OmegaT, Wordfast
CV/Resume CV available upon request
Professional practices Iain McFarlane endorses's Professional Guidelines.
Professional objectives
  • Meet new translation company clients
  • Meet new end/direct clients
  • Get help with terminology and resources
  • Learn more about translation / improve my skills
  • Get help on technical issues / improve my technical skills
  • Learn more about additional services I can provide my clients
  • Help or teach others with what I have learned over the years
  • Improve my productivity

I have extensive experience translating in multiple environments from Modern Standard, Iraqi and Levantine Arabic, as well as Latin American Spanish into English, with a portfolio of in excess of 900,000 words. I also have many years of experience translating Pashto and Portuguese documents into English. I am a native English speaker but have lived abroad in Latin America and worked in the Middle East, which has provided real-life language immersion and a high level of knowledge and professionalism when approaching my work. I have worked with organisations such as:

UK, U.S. and Middle Eastern Government and Intelligence Organisations

International Military Organisations 

Bloomberg LP and the Financial Markets

International Oil and Gas Companies

American Red Cross and multiple NGOs

I am a full member of the CIOL security cleared, and a member of the Proz PRO Certified Network.

My passion for languages has taken me around the world with travel and work, and after primarily carrying out in house translation, I am now focused on my freelance career, using my experience and expertise to add value to future projects. To further evidence my ability and motivation, I have been a volunteer translator for Translators without Borders and have so far completed 46,000 words approximately in various fields such as social sciences and medical translation. 

My areas of specialism are government, defence and military documents, oil and gas, sports, in addition to proficiency in travel and tourism, business, and social science subject areas. Please feel to contact me with any questions you may have and I look forward to providing a professional and high-quality approach to every project.

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: 16
(All PRO level)

Top languages (PRO)
Spanish to English8
Portuguese to English8
Top general fields (PRO)
Top specific fields (PRO)
Law: Patents, Trademarks, Copyright4
Law (general)4
Medical (general)4
Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs4

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Keywords: modern standard Arabic, Arabic, Spanish, Spanish sports translation, current affairs, politics, sports, world cup, football, cinema, international relations, military and defence, government documents, security cleared

Profile last updated
Mar 25, 2020

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