Member since Apr '20

Working languages:
English to Indonesian
Indonesian to English

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May 2021

Jonny Hidajat
Professional Linguist since 2004

Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia
Local time: 18:00 WIB (GMT+7)

Native in: Indonesian (Variant: Standard-Indonesia) Native in Indonesian
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Transcreation, Transcription, Subtitling, MT post-editing, Website localization, Software localization
Specializes in:
IT (Information Technology)Internet, e-Commerce
Business/Commerce (general)Marketing / Market Research
Automotive / Cars & TrucksEngineering (general)
Cinema, Film, TV, DramaMedical: Instruments
Law (general)Management

KudoZ activity (PRO) Questions answered: 4
Payment methods accepted Visa, Wire transfer, MasterCard, PayPal
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 2
Experience Years of experience: 16. Registered at Nov 2008. Became a member: Apr 2020. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials English (Educational Testing Service - TOEFL, verified)
Memberships HPI
Software Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Aegisub, Frontpage, memoQ, MemSource Cloud, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, OmegaT, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, Smartcat, Subtitle Edit, Wordfast
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Professional objectives
  • Meet new translation company clients
  • Meet new end/direct clients
  • Work for non-profits or pro-bono clients
  • Network with other language professionals
  • Find trusted individuals to outsource work to
  • Build or grow a translation team
  • Get help with terminology and resources
  • Learn more about translation / improve my skills
  • Get help on technical issues / improve my technical skills
  • Learn more about additional services I can provide my clients
  • Learn more about the business side of freelancing
  • Find a mentor
  • Stay up to date on what is happening in the language industry
  • Help or teach others with what I have learned over the years
  • Improve my productivity

My story in brief 

After graduating from an Indonesian public university in 1997, I was recruited by an oil service company to work in Lafayette, Louisiana, United States. I 'jumped' nonstop from rig to rig in the Gulf of Mexico for about a year, 'playing' with various nuclear and highly sophisticated tools performing my magic as a measurement and logging engineer.

I was relocated to Indonesia a year later where I spent another restless offshore year in the East Kalimantan coast, before I decided to leave my oilfield job for good to pursue my passion in IT. 

I started to build my IT career since 2000. A good friend who was also a prominent IT book writer introduced me to book writing and translation.

In no time, I found myself doing side job as a freelance translator for one of the leading book publisher in Indonesia, while maintaining my full-time job as an IT engineer. I worked with this publisher from 2004 until 2009 and had translated a total of eight books on various computer subjects. I also wrote a couple of IT books myself.   

I paused doing translation since 2010 due to the increasing workloads in my full-time job as an IT Manager. But things do not always go smoothly. Covid-19 pandemic hit the country's economy very hard in 2020. I had no choice but to quit my last office job and started doing translation and subtitling as my full-time occupation. 

With my education background in mechanical engineering and 20 years of employment as field engineer and manager for oilfield, consumer goods, textile, construction, plastic and hospitality companies, I have obtained broad practical knowledge in many fields and industries which have built, developed, and sharpened my translation expertise to cover a wide range of areas and subjects.

For any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact me via email: jonny.hidajat @ or Skype: jonnyhdj. 

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Keywords: English, Indonesian, translation, proofreading, transcription, localization, subtitling, freelance, translator, IT, ICT, computer, hardware, software, network, infosec, security, technology

Profile last updated
May 2

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