Member since Dec '11

Working languages:
Swedish to English
Norwegian to English

Michael Ellis
Extensive experience in industry

United Kingdom
Local time: 22:37 BST (GMT+1)

Native in: English (Variants: British, US) Native in English
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This person is a top KudoZ point holder in Swedish to English, Norwegian to English
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I will bring practical industrial experience to your translation requirements.
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
Affiliations This person is not affiliated with any business or Blue Board record at
Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading
Specializes in:
Telecom(munications)Electronics / Elect Eng
Ships, Sailing, MaritimeMilitary / Defense
Science (general)IT (Information Technology)
Engineering: IndustrialBusiness/Commerce (general)
Construction / Civil Engineering

Preferred currency GBP
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 689, Questions answered: 345, Questions asked: 14
Payment methods accepted PayPal, Bank Transfer
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 1
Translation education Bachelor's degree - UK CSC
Experience Years of experience: 50. Registered at Sep 2008. Became a member: Dec 2011. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials Swedish to English (UK Civil Service Commission 1st Class Swedish Inte, verified)
Norwegian to English (Admiralty Linguist UK)
Norwegian to English (The University of Oslo)
Memberships Institution of Engineering and Technology, CIOL
Software Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, OmegaT, TStream, Powerpoint
Professional practices Michael Ellis endorses's Professional Guidelines.
I worked for many years in the British Royal Navy and then in an Information Technology company as an engineer and manager. During both these careers, I was also a part-time translator and interpreter in Swedish and Norwegian. I lived and worked in Sweden for months at a time (once 2.5 years) and made shorter business visits to Norway.

This experience has proved extremely valuable to my clients since I set up as a freelance translator and occasional interpreter. I know how industry and business work and how these environments affect people.
I can thus bring long practical experience in science-based industries and commerce to your translation requirements.

Lighter note: The newspaper Stockholms-Tidningen once awarded me a "Humorist-diplom" for a contribution in Swedish.
This user has earned KudoZ points by helping other translators with PRO-level terms. Click point total(s) to see term translations provided.

Total pts earned: 729
PRO-level pts: 689

Top languages (PRO)
Swedish to English389
Norwegian to English296
English to Norwegian4
Top general fields (PRO)
Social Sciences20
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Top specific fields (PRO)
Construction / Civil Engineering268
Engineering (general)79
Electronics / Elect Eng68
Business/Commerce (general)43
Transport / Transportation / Shipping34
Ships, Sailing, Maritime33
Medical (general)21
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Keywords: Swedish, Norwegian, Science, Technology, Business

Profile last updated
Apr 28

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