Member since Jun '20

Working languages:
German to English
Arabic to English
English (monolingual)
French to English

Talei Lakeland
Idiomatic, elegant English

Local time: 17:41 CET (GMT+1)

Native in: English (Variants: British, UK) Native in English
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter
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Specializes in:
Law (general)Law: Contract(s)
Government / PoliticsInternational Org/Dev/Coop
MusicCooking / Culinary
Media / MultimediaPoetry & Literature
Medical: Health CarePsychology

Translation education Master's degree - Heriot-Watt University, UK
Experience Years of experience: 9. Registered at Jun 2020. Became a member: Jun 2020. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials German to English (Heriot Watt University)
French to English (Heriot Watt University)
Arabic to English (Heriot Watt University)
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Hi! My name is Talei and I am a translator and proofreader with a very sharp eye for detail. I have a keen awareness of cultural differences and pride myself on producing easy-to-read target texts that don't sound like translations.

- Currently employed as a translator for English and Arabic at the German Federal Office of Justice (since 2017).

- Experience as a freelance translator from 2011 to 2015 and as a media analyst from 2015 to 2017  

- First Class MA in Interpreting/Translating (German/French) from Heriot-Watt University (2011)

- MSc in Arabic/English Translation and Interpreting from Heriot-Watt University (2015)

- BA in Transcultural Communication (Arabic/German/English) from the University of Graz (2012)

German to English:

- English native with an almost-native command of German thanks to completing the Abitur in Germany and spending a total of almost eight years in Germany and Austria.

- Specialised knowledge of classical music terminology due to having taken exams in music theory in the UK, as well as having taken the equivalent of A level music in Germany (Leistungskurs)

- Passionate about marketing translation, keen to extend my experience to literary translation

Arabic to English:

- Specialised in the translation/analysis of media articles, particularly political opinion articles

- Excellent knowledge of Modern Standard Arabic and the Syrian dialect (Arabic course in Syria in 2009)

- Experience as an analyst of Egyptian financial media

English to English (proofreading):

- Extensive experience proofreading Master's and PhD theses for non-native speakers of English

- Particularly skilled at picking up on the typical errors made by native speakers of Arabic, German and French

- Highly skilled at checking existing translations against source texts for accuracy

French to English:

- Erasmus semester in Brussels in 2009-10

- Experience as a media analyst for the Swiss media

Keywords: arabic, german, french, translation, proofreading, editing, modern standard arabic, hocharabisch, arabe, anglais, deutsch, korrekturlesen, musik, music, musique, law,

Profile last updated
Nov 18, 2020

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