Member since Apr '09

Working languages:
Spanish to English
French to English
Catalan to English

Peter Taylor
Spanish, French and Catalan to English

Girona, Cataluña, Spain
Local time: 16:10 CET (GMT+1)

Native in: English (Variant: UK) Native in English
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TRANSLATION OF SPANISH, FRENCH AND CATALAN INTO ENGLISH
* I am a British-born translator based in Girona (Spain), but also regularly spend time in southern France.
* I have 11 years' intensive experience as a full-time translator for the above language pairs, working in a very wide range of subject fields.
* My main fields of specialization include:
- Business, Accountancy and Auditing, Advertising and Public Relations, Finance, Law, Contracts and Patents;
- Technology and Innovation, Mechanical, Medical, Pharmaceutical and Veterinary, Boats and Shipping;
- Tourism, Food and Wine, History, Art, Literature and Culture.
* My priority in my translations is to produce accurate content in language which is both clear and natural.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
* M.A. Degree in Modern Languages from the University of Cambridge, with specialization in French, Spanish and Catalan.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AS A TRANSLATOR
* Since starting to work as a full-time translator in June 2006, I have translated an average of about 45,000 words per month, giving a total of more than 5,000,000 words translated during this period.
Since January 2009: Freelance Translator (Spanish/French/Catalan to English)
Documents translated recently include:
* Full company detailed annual Statement of Accounts and Balance Sheet, together with accompanying management and auditors' reports;
* Contracts for the entry of new partners into a limited liability company;
* Publicity and public relations material for a brand of clothing.
June 2006 - Dec. 2008: Idiomatic Language Services, S.L., Girona (Spain)
Principal In-house Translator (Spanish/French/Catalan to English)

Extremely wide range of subject fields, including the following:
* Business, Luxury Products, Administrative, Accountancy, Audits, Statistics, Legal, Contracts, Property, Journalism, Cultural, Tourism, Food, Wine, Sailing;
* Legalized translations of certificates and diplomas;
* Scientific, Technical, Mechanical, Innovation, Information Technology, Medical, Pharmaceutical and Veterinary.

PREVIOUS PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
* I have lived between Spain and France for over 20 years, working at different times as a translator, as a language teacher or as an administrative and commercial manager.
* I also spent several years in northern Italy, and plan to refresh my Italian in the near future to resume translating from Italian into English.
* After university, I initially worked in London for the British civil service before working for a container shipping company in both London and Paris.
Keywords: Spanish, French, Catalan, commercial, contracts, accountancy, audits, patents, tourism, wine, food, medical, pharmaceutical, veterinary, technology, innovation, boats, transport, shipping, journalism, culture, history


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