Profile

Experience in Polish to English translation
  • I have worked for hundreds of translation companies, enterprises and institutions in Poland, the UK, Germany, France, Spain, the US and several other countries.
  • I have worked for many leading institutions, including the Polish foreign ministry, defence ministry, labour ministry and culture ministry; EU institutions such as the European Commission and the European Parliament; and UK institutions such the Department of Work and Pensions, Inland Revenue and the Ministry of Justice.
  • I have worked on thousands of projects involving millions of translated words from just a few lines up to several hundred pages.
Qualifications related to translation, language and writing
  • Post-graduate Diploma in Translation awarded by the Institute of Linguists in London for Polish to English translation, with semi-specialisations in commerce and law.
  • Post-graduate Certificate and Diploma in Applied English Linguistics.
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Polish language, awarded by the European Consortium of Languages – proficiency level C2.
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Polish language, awarded by the European Consortium of Languages – advanced level C1.
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Polish language, awarded by the European Consortium of Languages – upper intermediate B2.
  • Bachelor’s degree with honours, Politics and Economics, University of East Anglia.
Cultural and language knowledge 
  • English – I am a native speaker of UK English. I went to school in Harrogate in North Yorkshire and university in Norwich in East Anglia. I worked in London and Yorkshire in publishing and the Ministry of Defence for 5 years.
  • Polish –  I have been living and working as a translator in Warsaw, Poland, since 2003. When I am not translating, I am reading Polish literature and non-fiction, watching Polish films and documentaries and attending talks, courses and walks conducted in Polish language.

 If you want a free, non-binding quote for your translation project, please call me on +48 507664021, or email me at stuart@stuartdowell.pl.