Translator #1893
Wierzyce, Polska
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A PhD in applied linguistics, M.A. in English philology and M.A. in Spanish philology. Over 15 years of experience in translating business, legal, financial, marketing, medical and technical texts. Native Polish speaker with the near native command of English and Spanish, and a very good knowledge of French. Expert user of Computer Aided Translation tools such as SDL Trados Studio, as well as other office software (Microsoft Office 2016, ABBYY FineReader, dictionaries, style guides and many more).

Highlights

Last Login
9/5/16
Samples
8

Language Projects

  • English (US) to Polish1,000+
  • Spanish (EU) to Polish1,000+
  • French (EU) to Polish1,000+

Summary of Language Experience

English (US) to Polish

Wojciech started his translator's career in 1998, while still being a student. He first worked for local language service providers and in 2000 started his own translation services business which he co-owns until present day. In 2000 he was appointed a sworn translator of English by the District Court in Katowice, and then in 2006 by the Minister of Justice of Poland. In the course of over 15 years working as a full-time translator he accumulated substantial experience in such fields as: law, contracts, notarial deeds, accountancy, real estate, banking, legal regulations, legal opinions, IT, user manuals for household appliances, high-tech devices and industrial machinery.

Spanish (EU) to Polish

Wojciech started his translator's career in 1998, while still being a student. He first worked for local language service providers and in 2000 started his own translation services business which he co-owns until present day. In 2000 he was appointed a sworn translator of English by the District Court in Katowice, and then in 2006 by the Minister of Justice of Poland. In the course of over 15 years working as a full-time translator he accumulated substantial experience in such fields as: law, contracts, notarial deeds, accountancy, real estate, banking, legal regulations, legal opinions, IT, user manuals for household appliances, high-tech devices and industrial machinery.

French (EU) to Polish

Wojciech started his translator's career in 1998, while still being a student. He first worked for local language service providers and in 2000 started his own translation services business which he co-owns until present day. In 2000 he was appointed a sworn translator of English by the District Court in Katowice, and then in 2006 by the Minister of Justice of Poland. In the course of over 15 years working as a full-time translator he accumulated substantial experience in such fields as: law, contracts, notarial deeds, accountancy, real estate, banking, legal regulations, legal opinions, IT, user manuals for household appliances, high-tech devices and industrial machinery.

Industry Projects

  • Legal1,000+
  • Business1,000+

Summary of Industry Experience

Legal

Wojciech started his translator's career in 1998, while still being a student. He first worked for local language service providers and in 2000 started his own translation services business which he co-owns until present day. In 2000 he was appointed a sworn translator of English by the District Court in Katowice, and then in 2006 by the Minister of Justice of Poland. In the course of over 15 years working as full-time translator he has provided service on a regular basis to Courts of Law, Prosecutor's Offices, Notary Public offices, legal counsels, as well as business entities that needed their contracts or other legal documentation translated.

Business

Wojciech started his translator's career in 1998, while still being a student. He first worked for local language service providers and in 2000 started his own translation services business which he co-owns until present day. In 2000 he was appointed a sworn translator of English by the District Court in Katowice, and then in 2006 by the Minister of Justice of Poland. In the course of over 15 years working as full-time translator he has provided service on a regular basis to Courts of Law, Prosecutor's Offices, Notary Public offices, legal counsels, as well as business entities that needed their contracts or other legal documentation translated.

Product Projects

  • Article1,000+
  • Product Description1,000+
  • Annual Report500+

Summary of Product Experience

Article

Since May 2008, Wojciech has been working on a daily basis (5 days a week) translating scientific articles for the general public, published by the Community Research and Development Information Service (CORDIS) – the gateway to European research and development. The subject matters vary from technology to physics, to biology, IT and many more. This type of work requires very good Internet search skills, as the descriptions can require quite advanced knowledge of the given subject and - needless to say - one translator cannot be an expert in all of them.

Product Description

Since 2001, Wojciech has regularly worked for such brands as American Power Conversion, Bobcat, GEA Farm Technologies, Mothercare, Severin, Toys R Us or Yamaha, translating product descriptions, user manuals, marketing texts, technical specifications and other documents related to product offered by these brands. Texts are often addressed to the general public (users), so they are not very technical, however, clarity, precision and simplicity require from a translator care and attention to every detail. Another typical problem with such texts is a relatively high risk of producing loan translations instead of employing customary phrases (e.g. for such sentences as "Keep away from children"). Fortunately, Wojciech has managed to work out his own technique for avoiding such pitfalls.

Annual Report

As a sworn translator, Wojciech translates on a regular basis financial annual reports and statutory auditors' opinions for SMEs as well as international corporations and capital groups. The translations are certified by Wojciech, and then submitted at the relevant government controlling bodies in accordance with the applicable legislation.