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Swahili to English
Swahili to French
Hausa to English

Kai Vogt
Africa-Focused Translator/Interpreter

London, United Kingdom
Local time: 19:55 GMT (GMT+0)

Native in: French Native in French
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Software localization, Voiceover (dubbing), Subtitling, MT post-editing, Transcription, Training, Desktop publishing, Copywriting, Transcreation
Specializes in:
Games / Video Games / Gaming / CasinoTransport / Transportation / Shipping
Tourism & TravelReligion
Advertising / Public RelationsEnergy / Power Generation
PhilosophyPetroleum Eng/Sci
Media / MultimediaMining & Minerals / Gems
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 1
Translation education Bachelor's degree - SOAS
Experience Years of experience: 12. Registered at Jan 2018. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials Swahili to English (SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies - Univ. of London))
Swahili to French (SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies - Univ. of London))
Hausa to English (SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies - Univ. of London))
Hausa to French (SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies - Univ. of London))
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, memoQ, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, SDL TRADOS, Wordfast

A dual-national
of the Netherlands and Scotland, my upbringing in East and West Africa has
given me the chance to learn two of the continent's major Lingua Franca from an
early age, a skill which I later developed and consolidated whilst studying at
the world-renowned School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), part of the
University of London. 

My translation
experience stretches back nearly 10 years, working with a combination of Hausa
and my native languages (French, English and Dutch) since my teenage years.
Since graduating with distinction in 2016 (with a 1st Class BA in Swahili
and Development Studies) I have expanded client base considerably with my
experience growing in tandem, focusing in particular on the African continent.

To date I have
helped several International brands (G-Star RAW, Ontex, Grupo Barcelonesa) with
their marketing materials and internal communications, I've assisted famous
media companies (Fulwell73, Flickr Productions) with the translation of their
documentary films shot on location in West Africa, and most recently I've been
involved in a high-profile litigation in Kenya, assisting a law firm with field
trips and client communications.

Whilst I
continue to translate on a regular basis, my knowledge and experience of the
African market have led to my consulting for a number of entities ranging from
start-ups to law firms and private individuals, assisting with large scale data
collection projects, organising filed visits and travel logistics and putting
together teams of linguists for particular tasks.

Starting in
2019 I will be based out of West Africa as I assist the International Committee
of the Red Cross (ICRC) as an Interpreter, working to alleviate the ongoing
humanitarian crisis there.

Keywords: Swahili, Kiswahili, Hausa, Haoussa, English, French, Francais, Anglais, African, Language, Languages, Media, Translator, Interpreter, African Languages, Dutch,

Profile last updated
Nov 24, 2020

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