Member since Jun '20

Working languages:
Swahili to English
French to English
Hungarian to English
English to French
English to Hungarian

LINDA OUMA
Literature and Linguistics specialist,BA

Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
Local time: 14:19 EAT (GMT+3)

Native in: English Native in English
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter
Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Software localization, Subtitling
Expertise
Specializes in:
International Org/Dev/CoopGovernment / Politics
Education / PedagogyCinema, Film, TV, Drama
Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVsSocial Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.
LinguisticsEnvironment & Ecology
HistoryJournalism

Payment methods accepted Wire transfer, PayPal, MasterCard, Visa
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 1
Translation education Bachelor's degree - University of Pécs, Hungary
Experience Years of experience: 3. Registered at ProZ.com: Jan 2020. Became a member: Jun 2020.
ProZ.com Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials Swahili to English (Kenya National Examinations Council)
French to English (Alliance Français de Nairobi)
English to French (Alliance Français de Nairobi)
English to Hungarian (University of Pécs (Pécsi Tudományegyetem))
Hungarian to English (University of Pécs (Pécsi Tudományegyetem))


Memberships East Africa Interpreters and Translators Association (EAITA
Software Adobe Acrobat, memoQ, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint
Professional objectives
  • Meet new end/direct clients
  • Get help with terminology and resources
  • Find a mentor
  • Work for non-profits or pro-bono clients
  • Screen new clients (risk management)
  • Network with other language professionals
  • Learn more about translation / improve my skills
  • Learn more about the business side of freelancing
  • Stay up to date on what is happening in the language industry
  • Buy or learn new work-related software
  • Improve my productivity
Bio

I am a native of the Swahili language and I have a mastery of the English, French and Hungarian languages. I have an advanced level of German language, an Elementary level in Finnish and a beginner's level in Spanish languages. I am a linguist who is passionate about facilitating cross-cultural relations and activities through translation.

Swahili and English are official languages in Kenya. I learned French in high school in Kenya and thereafter did courses in French at Alliance Française de Nairobi, Kenya for 4 years. In addition to this, I stayed in Paris, France for a period of 5 years and attended courses at the Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle and Inalco. 

I have a BA degree in Hungarian Studies from the University of Pécs, Hungary. I translated Hungarian literature by Mándy Iván(ISBN: 9631135098) in the Hungarian-Swahili language pair at Balassi Institute, Budapest where I attended a one year of training in translation. I stayed in Hungary for a duration of 6 years.

I attained a B2 level of German language from the Goethe Institut in Budapest, Hungary. I also stayed in Germany for 9 months. I worked as an intern in translation for a church in Germany. As for the Finnish language, it was part of my studies in the University of Pécs, Hungary. Moreover, I studied in a summer language school in Finland for 3 weeks. My Spanish language is self-taught as a hobby. My other hobby is to organize French discussions on Zoom between friends in Paris and Alliance Française students in Nairobi preparing for the DALF C1 exam. 

I look forward to offering my translation services to you in the best quality possible.


Keywords: Literary, Education, Marketing, Advertising, Religion, Localization


Profile last updated
Jul 20






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