Working languages:
Spanish to English
Portuguese to English

Elizabeth Matthews
fast, accurate and efficient

United Kingdom
Local time: 16:32 GMT (GMT+0)

Native in: English 
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified site user
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading
Specializes in:
InsuranceBusiness/Commerce (general)
Law: Contract(s)Medical: Pharmaceuticals

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Translation education Bachelor's degree - Heriot-Watt University
Experience Years of experience: 44. Registered at Nov 2008. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials Spanish to English (Heriot Watt University)
Spanish to English (Chartered Institute of Linguists)
Spanish to English (Institute of Translation and Interpreting)
Memberships ITI, CIOL
Software memoQ, Microsoft Word
CV/Resume CV available upon request
Training sessions attended Attended 24 training sessions

Professional practices Elizabeth Matthews endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.0).
I was employed for 7 years as an in-house translator with a major London insurance/reinsurance broking company. Since 1983 I have worked as a freelance translator, specialising insurance/reinsurance and, more recently, clinical trial documentation, but handling texts in a variety of fields.

I am a member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists and the Institute of Translation and Interpreting, and was granted Chartered Linguist Status in 2014.



Mainly documents to do with non-life commercial lines: property and liability, marine and aviation
Policy & Treaty Wordings, Placing Slips, Cover Notes and Clauses
Marine (Hulls, Cargo, P&I), Aviation, Fire And Allied Lines, Quota Share, Excess of Loss, Contractors’ All Risks, Terrorism, Bankers’ Blanket Bond, General Public Liability, Directors’ & Officers’ Liability, Business Package, Medical Malpractice, Personal Accidents, Death & Disability etc.
Survey Reports (pre-insurance)
Factories, warehouses, hydroelectric projects, power plants, sugar mills etc.
Adjusters’ Reports/Claim Reports
Fire, flood, machinery breakdown, hydroelectric plants, air and road accidents, shipwrecks, loss of cargo, BBB, hurricane damage claims etc.

Clinical trial agreements, approval applications and responses, forward and back translations of patient questionnaires, informed consent forms, patient information leaflets, etc.


Employment, Service, Consultancy, Public Works, Clinical Trials, Supply, Outsourcing, Property, Sale/Purchase, Leases, etc.
Portuguese legislation on insurance mediation, animal protection, zoo licensing; Spanish legislation on clinical trials, pesticides; Mozambican legislation on employment; Angolan legislation on insurance; legislation on tobacco/smoking from Spain, Argentina, Uruguay, Panama, Mexico and Brazil
Powers of attorney, witness statements, police reports, judgments etc.

For insurance/reinsurance contracts and other types of contract

Marriage, birth, divorce, marital status, criminal record

A series of 12 articles on “Great Civilisations of the Ancient World” for publication in a national UK daily newspaper
Report on Health Care in Mozambique for a major UK charity
Reports on water usage and resources in Mexico
Numerous documents for the Department of Trade & Industry and Department of Employment, and a few for the Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Food
Numerous short articles on sponsored sports events, art events, trade fairs etc. for publication in a company newsletter
Employment dispute documents
Documents for registration of reinsurance brokers in various countries
Numerous press articles and press releases
Keywords: Spanish, Portuguese, insurance, reinsurance, translation, clinical trials

Profile last updated
Oct 8

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