Member since Apr '07

Working languages:
German to English
Russian to English
French to English

Geoff Williams
Scientist/Researcher/Linguist PhD

Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
Local time: 15:41 GMT (GMT+0)

Native in: English (Variant: British) Native in English
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Geoff Williams, PhD. German-English / Russian-English Technical Translation
Account type Freelancer, Identity Verified Verified member
Data security Created by Evelio Clavel-Rosales This person has a SecurePRO™ card. View now.
Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Software localization, MT post-editing
Specializes in:
Computers: Systems, NetworksPhysics
Computers: SoftwarePatents
Electronics / Elect EngIT (Information Technology)

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 46, Questions answered: 22, Questions asked: 8
Project History 16 projects entered    3 positive feedback from outsourcers

Blue Board entries made by this user  11 entries

Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 1
Translation education Master's degree - SOAS
Experience Years of translation experience: 11. Registered at Apr 2007. Became a member: Apr 2007. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials German to English (Chartered Institute of Linguists)
German to English (SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies - Univ. of London))
Russian to English (A Level Grade A/A)
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, Dreamweaver, MemoQ, MemSource Cloud, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Audacity/CoolEdit, Passolo, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, SDLX
CV/Resume CV available upon request. I have taken it down as it has been stolen by a scammer: beware of a "Fabian Grün" who is posing as me.
Professional practices Geoff Williams endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
About me
I'm a native English speaker, based in SE England, with BSc in Electronics, (with technical German option), plus eight years' professional experience in electronics industry.
I also have a PhD in computational linguistics (automatic speech recognition) and 15 years' experience in academic and commercial research covering automatic speech recognition, programming in C/C++, speech perception, computer animation, linguistic theory, and acoustic phonetics. I have several publications in these fields.
I have been a Translation Tutor for German-to-English on the
University College London MSc in Technical Translation since October 2007. (Formerly at Imperial College until Oct 1st 2013)

With German to British Insitute of Linguists' Intermediate Standard and over 6 years' freelance experience all told, I offer high-quality and reliable German-English and Russian-English translation of technical reports, scientific papers, patents as well as contracts and general documents.
Specialist fields are (semiconductor) electronics, information technology incl. software localisation, electrical engineering esp. automation and control, fibre optics and lasers, telecommunications, software documentation, speech and signal processing and related fields.
References available from previous and existing clients (including RWS Group, UK) and Technical Translation GmbH, Austria.

Englisch Muttersprachler, im Südost-England basiert, mit BSc in Elektronik und acht Jahren beruflicher Erfahrung in der Elektronikindustrie. MA und PhD in Sprachwissenschaft (automatische Spracherkennung) mit 15 Jahren berufliche Tätigkeit als wissenschaflicher Mitarbeiter in sprachverwandten Bereichen, besonders der Spracherkennung, sowie akustischen Phonetik.
Ich habe einige Veröffintlichungen auf diesen Gebieten.

Seit 1983 bis "Intermediate" Niveau der britischen Institute of Linguists in deutscher Sprache qualifiziert; dann insgesamt 3 Jahre Erfahrung als freiberuflicher technischer Übersetzer, biete ich hochwertige und termintreue Übersetzungen von Studien, Patenten und technischen Berichten an, sowie Verträgen und allgemeinen Dokumenten.
Spezialistbereiche: (Halbleiter-)Elektronik, Elektrotechnik; IT inkl. Software-Lokalisierung; Sprachwissenschaft; Signal- und Sprachverarbeitung.

Unter ehemaligen Kunden zählt die RWS Group, Argos Translations, und Technical Translation GmbH, Österreich.

Bitte meinen vollen Lebenslauf ansehen.
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Total pts earned: 46
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Language (PRO)
German to English46
Top general fields (PRO)
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Computers: Software27
Electronics / Elect Eng15
IT (Information Technology)4

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

Project History Summary
Total projects16
With client feedback3
100% positive (3 entries)

Job type
Language pairs
German to English9
Russian to English3
French to English1
Specialty fields
Electronics / Elect Eng8
Computers: Software7
Engineering (general)1
Mechanics / Mech Engineering1
Printing & Publishing1
Law: Contract(s)1
Medical: Instruments1
IT (Information Technology)1
Science (general)1
Automation & Robotics1
Computers: Hardware1
Computers: Systems, Networks1
Education / Pedagogy1
Energy / Power Generation1
Government / Politics1
Other fields
Computers (general)1
Marketing / Market Research1
Engineering: Industrial1
Medical: Pharmaceuticals1
Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng1
Business/Commerce (general)1
Keywords: Micro-electronics, semiconductors, control engineering, linguistics, signal processing, acoustics, speech technology, fibre optics, lasers, speech recognition, software localisation, patents, telecommunications, telecomms, accurate reliable technical translations, contracts, German, Russian, Deutsch, Russisch

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