Working languages:
French to English
Spanish to English

Neil Coffey
Specialist IT translator

United Kingdom
Local time: 20:56 BST (GMT+1)

Native in: English (Variant: UK) Native in English
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified site user
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Services Translation, Website localization, Software localization, Transcription
Specializes in:
Computers (general)Computers: Hardware
Computers: SoftwareComputers: Systems, Networks
Internet, e-CommerceIT (Information Technology)

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 150, Questions answered: 97, Questions asked: 92
Payment methods accepted Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Wire transfer, PayPal, Skrill
Translation education Master's degree - Cambridge University (UK)
Experience Years of experience: 22. Registered at Jul 2000. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials French to English (University of Oxford, verified)
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS
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Professional practices Neil Coffey endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
As a professional translator and software developer, I offer specialist French/Spanish-English translations in the field of IT, as well as translations in a range of other subjects, to a variety of direct clients and agencies.

IT/business background: I am Sun-certified Java programmer. I have been programming on a freelance basis for over 20 years and have several years' "industry" experience working as a developer for UK software firms, giving me real-life knowledge of business processes within commercial organisations in addition to my highly specialist knowledge of IT and software development. In addition to technical protocols, I therefore provide accurate, idiomatic translations of marketing materials, internal communications, contracts etc.

In addition to my development work for a UK software firm and my translation activities, I also run the Javamex web site focussed towards Java performance information and tutorials. I have also written various pieces educational and language-oriented software and have a number of apps live in Apple's App Store.

Linguistic background: I hold a degree in Modern Languages from Oxford University, UK and an MPhil in Linguitsics from Cambridge University, UK. For over 15 years, I have been developing the French Linguistics web site, one of the most used French dictionary sites on the web, from where I also offer a more general French/Spanish-English translation service.

I have translated for a full spectrum of companies over the past two decades, from major banks and retailers to academic institutions. I also regularly translate material such as 'compromis de vente' for individuals purchasing properties in France.

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To protect the confidentiality of my clients, I do not generally disclose client names or confidential details of individual projects.

However, I maintain a list of the types of projects I have undertaken recently, and various of my translations have been published with ISBNs for you to locate and/or in academic journals available on line. Please ask me for more examples if required. On request, I can also supply a small sample of translations that publishers have agreed for me to reproduce.
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Total pts earned: 175
PRO-level pts: 150

Top languages (PRO)
French to English118
Spanish to English16
English to French8
Spanish to French4
French to Spanish4
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IT (Information Technology)52
Computers: Systems, Networks16
Education / Pedagogy8
Computers (general)8
Construction / Civil Engineering8
Computers: Software8
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Keywords: French translator, French translation, French dictionary, IT translation, technical translation, traduction anglais francais, traduccion espanol ingles, traduccion informatica

Profile last updated
Jan 3, 2018

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