Date Of Birth:
00500 CS, Nairobi. KE
Everything you need to know about me:
I love nature, I’m a fan of extreme crosswords, I come from where the landscapes in the movie “Lion King” were based on. So yeah – HAKUNA MATATA
BUT IMPORTANTLY: I am a Certified Swahili Translator, Editor, Transcriber and Subtitler. I have been in freelance translation industry for 7 years – dedicated and meticulous. I have exceptionally accurate translation skills. Diverse translation work includes but not limited to; translation of legal document, Christian material, Educational material, Web content and Landing pages. I can also be relied upon for verification and correction of translated materials.
I look forward to having a long-term cordial relationship with you!!
What I'm Awesome at!
As a professional freelance Swahili –English translator with a decade of experience, I combine the art of words with attention to detail to maximize the impact of translated material. I specialize to perform the translation according to the original text, accurately, without any deviation; that is, to transform the original text into the target language without any changes.
Wrong translation of the meaning, misunderstanding or having a biased comprehension regarding the meaning of the original text|Fuzzy meaning of the translation, the use of fuzzy and vague words|Grammatical error of the translation. Simplification or colloquialization during the translation|Not understanding or an inaccurate understanding of the original text thereby leading to mistakes
Documentaries are much more than just interviews. The real meat of many documentary films is found in the coverage and B-roll which merely uses the interviews as narration. Go ahead and conduct all your interviews in Swahili. I will sort you out: The time stamps + the final transcript in English.
I am a fast and efficient transcriber- always striving to deliver 98% accurate transcript. Accents that I am well-versed include: African, American, U.K and Australian accent. I also combine the skills of web research in order to get the exact names of places, organizations or people.
Bible Pathway Adventures
2014 to present
I have been working as a Swahili translator for Bible Pathway Adventures for the past few years. I have translated many eBook stories and Lesson Plans for teachers.
BPA‘s mission is to help parents and teachers around the world teach children more about the Bible. They do this by providing free Bible storybook app, printable activities, Teacher Packs, and books. All designed to help children everywhere learn God’s truth in a fun creative way.
Visit their website today. Bible Pathway Adventures
2017 to Present
Transcriber for CrowdFire webinar interviews for “Fire Starters”
These interviews range from musicians, bloggers, web designers, business coaches… etc
2010 to Present
University of Nairobi
2015 to 2017
Certificate of Translation
Awarded a certificate of interpretation and translation (Swahili- English)
2012 to 2016
B.A (Economics & Sociology)
Graduated with B.A Econ sociology.
“You have to be willing to outsource tasks even if you think no one can do it as well as you do…”
What do I consider most important?
Business ethics – meeting deadlines, following instructions and Improving the general output.
What makes me happy?
I very much treasure cordial and long-term relationship with my clients.
Legal • Interviews • Teleconference • Webinars
SWAHILI – ENGLISH TRANSLATION:
Legal documents • Articles • Web contents • Apps
Attention to details 95%
Active Listening 80%
Communication Skills 78%
Time coding 85%
I am a native Swahili Speaker from Kenya, East Africa. But still learning other languages.
- F4 Transcription
- Web Research
- LinkedIn Marketing
- SDL Trados Studio
- Customer service
- Google Docs
How I spend my time
- Nature Walk
- My Cat
I strongly believe in Work-Life Balance concept and that one should do what they love and desire. You will never feel truly satisfied by work until you are satisfied by life.
Here's what they had to say!
“Many thanks to Susan for her great job translating our educational materials into Swahili. Excellent freelancer to work with – always on time, good quality, and great communication!”
Pip ReidCo-Founder @ Bible Pathway Adventures
I hired Susan to transcribe Swahili interviews and apart from a few typos she did a really great job and actually delivered way before the deadline. I would definitely recommend her. Thank you so much for your help, Susan.
"Very professional and easy to work with SUSAN. Polite and very helpful. I would definitely recommend her for Swahili translations!”
Diana AndronoicCofounder at FunEasyLearn
Susan was such a pleasure to work with. I contacted her (after having some unfortunate experiences with other transcribers). Susan has been working with us since the beginning of November and made herself available and very flexible to work around our deadlines. I would definitely work with Susan again and highly recommend her.
Rose Kangco-founder of co-pilot
On a scale of 1 - 10, she is an 11. I gave Ms Susan transcription job with some background noise but she managed to do a great job. She was professional and awesome all through. I will obviously hire her again in future. Thank you!!!
Susan is an outstanding transcriptionist. She is extremely courteous and professional, and she promptly delivered exactly what was requested. Communication was also top-notch throughout the duration of our project. I highly recommend Susan!