Working languages:
German to English
Swedish to English
Danish to English

Derek Taylor
German - Swedish - Danish - Technical

United Kingdom
Local time: 13:32 GMT (GMT+0)

Native in: English 
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter
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Services Translation
Specializes in:
Transport / Transportation / ShippingMetrology
Forestry / Wood / TimberElectronics / Elect Eng
Construction / Civil EngineeringEngineering (general)
Metallurgy / CastingEngineering: Industrial
Mechanics / Mech EngineeringManufacturing

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Experience Registered at Jan 2014. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials N/A
Memberships N/A
Software MemSource Cloud, SDL TRADOS
Training sessions attended Trainings
Danish - German - Norwegian - Swedish into English

Engineering - Fluid Power - HVAC - Import/Export - Manufacturing - Metals
Operating Manuals - Product Specifications - Brochures - Websites

Institute of Translation & Interpreting (AITI)
SFÖ (Swedish Association of Professional Translators) Qualifications:
BA (Hons) German & Scandinavian Studies, Hull University
Diploma in Export Management, Institute of Export
Advanced Certificate in Overseas Trade, Institute of Export
German Language, Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel
Swedish Language, Sundsgårdens Folkhögskola, Helsingborg

Industry experience:
In-house technical translator, DE->EN, Kiel, Germany
Export sales manager, metals industry, responsible for clients in Central Europe & Scandinavia
Experience of forgings, castings, stockholding, machining, transport and quality assurance

Typical projects:
Product brochures for a hydraulic systems manufacturer
Operating manuals for heating and air conditioning equipment
Documentation for electronic components in the railway industry
Ventilation units datasheets and product specifications
Hydraulic equipment manual and parts lists
CAD specification for an automotive manufacturer
Technical specifications for conveyor belt equipment
Analysis reports for machinery failures
User guide for Customs declaration software
Emergency response plan for an industrial port area

CPD and training:
YTI Chemistry for Translators workshop
Hydraulics & Pneumatics webinar
Drives & Controls webinar
Safety & Productivity in Industry webinar
Simplified Technical English webinar
YTI Protect Your Business workshop
Technical Writing for Translators webinar
Practical Steel Metallurgy webinar

Exhibitions and conferences:
Northern Manufacturing and Electronics, Manchester
Subcon Trade Show, NEC Birmingham
Sheffex, Sheffield
International Trade Expo, Liverpool
Advanced Engineering UK, NEC Birmingham

Services offered:
Consultation (language/translation services)
Specialist technical and commercial translation
Project management
Subject research
Quality assurance (spelling/grammar/consistency)
Revision of our translations by an independent proofreader
Translation memory (ensure consistency within/between texts)
Termbase creation (terminology glossaries)
Revision/proofreading of your existing English texts
Keywords: german, swedish, danish, norwegian, mechanics, iron, steel, metallurgy, engineering, manufacturing, hvac, export, international, sales, business, website, brochure, marketing, operating, manual, product, specification, forging, casting, hydraulics, heating, air conditioning, electronics, ventilation

Profile last updated
Aug 9

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