Member since May '19

Working languages:
French to English
Spanish to English
English (monolingual)
Spanish (monolingual)

Robert Brown
Earth Observation/Int'l Development

Local time: 05:54 CEST (GMT+2)

Native in: English (Variants: UK, British) Native in English
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What Robert Brown is working on
May 19 (posted via  Translating training web pages for quality standards ...more, + 29 other entries »
Total word count: 46360

Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Editing/proofreading, Software localization, Translation, Transcription
Specializes in:
Environment & EcologyAgriculture
International Org/Dev/CoopGeography
IT (Information Technology)Sports / Fitness / Recreation
Computers: Software
Volunteer translations

Volunteer professional humanitarian translation services-

Translators without Borders

Words translated: 2,027
KudoZ activity (PRO) Questions answered: 1, Questions asked: 5
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 2
Translation education Other - Alliance Francaise/Instituto Cervantes
Experience Registered at Sep 2018. Became a member: May 2019. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials French (DALF C1 Ministère de l'Education Nationale, verified)
Spanish (Instituto Cervantes DELE C1, verified)
Memberships N/A
TeamsEnvironmental translators
Software Amara, CafeTran Espresso, MateCat, memoQ, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, SDL TRADOS
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I am a native English speaker from the United Kingdom, qualified to the European C1 level in
both French (DALF) and Spanish (DELE). Since September 2018 I have been translating
from French and Spanish into English, using technical knowledge gained from a long
international career in land resources and agriculture. So now I translate on
the technical areas I am familiar with - environment, agriculture, international
development, earth observation and geographic information - in addition to
general translation. I also translate in the field of outdoor leisure, based on
personal experience of running, mountaineering, skiing and cycling. See some of
the jobs I have been working on above.

For more than 30 years I have been
working in applications of satellite Earth Observation for environmental
monitoring and mapping – specialising in agriculture and land use. Much of this
has involved international development experience working in English, French
and Spanish – including Mali, Niger, Argentina and Peru. Whilst working as a
Technical Development Specialist at the African Union (2013-17) I was
responsible for translations of core documents and environmental bulletins from
English into French and Portuguese. For my technical background see:

Current work in translation, reviewing and post-editing of machine translation includes:

- freelance translator with Translated S.r.l.: website localisation, software manuals, general documents.

- tasks for Translators without Borders: documents for NGOs working in international cooperation (e.g. Action Contre le Faim), I am a Kato verified translator for both my language pairs. * See my TWB profile here:

- scientific documents with a Spanish translation agency

- technical translation of project materials from English into Spanish for an earth observation project with a technical consultancy.

*Note that the TWB badge above only refers to the TWB Workspace, most of my translations were done on their Kato system! See my TWB profile link above.

This user has reported completing projects in the following job categories, language pairs, and fields.

Project History Summary
Total projects23
With client feedback0
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French to English12
Spanish to English9
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Keywords: English, French, Spanish, earth observation, remote sensing, GIS, international development and cooperation, outdoor leisure

Profile last updated
May 13

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