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    Zsolt Seszták, your Hungarian engineering linguist

    Expert of service manuals, user instructions and e-learning materials.

    Software and website localization expert.

     

    Hundreds of documents localized and millions of words translated.

    Full-time freelance Hungarian translator since 2004.

     

    Focus areas:

    • Machinery, construction equipment and power tools
    • Automotives, HVAC and car diagnostics
    • Woodworking and farm machinery
    • Mechanics, hydraulics and pneumatics
    • Electronics, IT and handheld devices
    • Oil industry and high voltage equipments
    • Control systems, diagnostic and measurement equipment
    • Software and website localization

    Your key to the Hungarian market

    Whatever device, power tool, piece of machinery or industrial equipment you are willing to sell on the Hungarian market, chances are high that I will play my part in the preparation of its technical documentation - this way or the other, as a Hungarian translator or a proofreader. So why not make the shortcut, saving time and money, and deal directly with the actual linguistic professional working with your documents?

    You are a professional, so work with professionals

    This is serious business. Your engineering team made a terrific job designing and building your product. When it comes to the documentation handed over to your customers, you should not aim for anything less professional. Trust the translation industry professional to handle your Hungarian product documentation and software localization projects.

  • Numbers are my friends

    Let them speak for themselves

    12 years

    In a highly competitive business

    11%

    of translators surviving their very first year

    10M+

    Words translated

    220+

    Clients served

    7.5M+

    Words proofread

    70M+

    Keystrokes

    4

    Hungarian keyboards worn off and sent to recycling

    14

    Translation software environments mastered

    1

    Power PC purpose built for translation

    0

    words translated with Machine Translation

    23

    Customer-specific dictionaries built

    280

    Liters of coffee converted into translated text

    0.00%

    Deviance from quality standards

    13M

    Hungarian speakers

    92%

    of Hungarian translators lacking the necessary knowledge and refusing to work on automotive projects

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  • 23,540

    Terms in my largest technical English-Hungarian vocabulary ever built

    5,000

    Words translated a day

    1,200

    kW power output of the largest piece of equipment I delivered translation to

    50%

    average cost save when working directly with the translator

    100%

    Communication efficiency when working directly with the translator

    50%

    Average self-repetition rate of technical texts

    100%

    of products sold in Hungary must be supplied with a localized manual

    82%

    of translation projects do not need an agency between you and the translator

    4M

    Hungarian speakers living out of Hungary

    0%

    Surcharges and hidden fees

    65%

    of the Fortune 500 companies I worked with

    100%

    of my resources dedicated to hungarian translation

  • “I do not spend my time pontificating about high-concept things; I spend my time solving engineering and manufacturing problems.”

    Elon Musk

  • Skills

    How did I get ahead the rest of the crowd as a translator

    Translation

    Translator agencies say that a client can choose two out of speed, quality and price. Since now you can deal directly with the translator, the actual linguist working with your document, you can pick any three of these.


    5,000 words translated a day. Perfect quality and a price without intermediary surcharges. All in one package, for you, directly from the Hungarian translator.

    Proofreading

    Grammar nazi is an annoying thing in social media and one of the most frequent genre of troll, but in the translation industry this is actually a great advantage.

    When talking about coherence and grammar, I aim no less than perfect quality. The Hungarian translation of your documents should be as flawless as your products are.

    Localization

    This process is the adaptation of your product to meet the needs of the language and culture of your target audience..

    Avoid common potholes of the process by trusting localization to a graduated and practicing engineer, who is working local technicians every day; someone, who can actually build a CNC from a broken bicycle and a pair of scissors.

    CAT expert

    Reuse your bits and pieces of text translated earlier, saving time and money. Given the fact that technical documentation tends to be 50% self-repetitive, you can easily do the math how much this can save you.

     

    Being an advanced Computer Aided Translation (CAT) user allows me to handle your complex language requirements efficiently, while maintaining consistency and uniform terminology through the whole text.

    DTP expert

    You have your documents in some old and odd file format, what all linguist refused to touch? The layout seems to be broken and hopeless to work with? You have no idea how to edit a text document?

    Give it a chance and let my hands put on it, the text processing nerd. I am sure I can prepare it and proceed with the Hungarian translation.

    Oil stained

    My hands alternately touch keyboard and WD40, mouse and torque wrench, spellchecker and laser engraver. I also come from a family of engineers. Does it run on air, oil or electricity? Fine. You name it. I build it. Just for fun, what else?

     

    My technical and engineering geekiness is not just a theoretical knowledge, but something used every single day to recharge my translation batteries.

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  • Highlighted projects

    During the past decade of working as a freelance Hungarian translator I participated in a vast number of great projects, These are the selected ones I am most proud of.

    Magneti Marelli

    Magneti Marelli is an Italian company which deals with development and manufacturing of systems, modules and high-technology components for the automotive industry.

    I am working for this company since 2008, handling and updating the Hungarian content of the hardware interface of their handheld car diagnostic devices and HVAC maintenance equipment.

    Nissan

    Nissan Motor Company Ltd is a Japanese multinational automobile manufacturer headquartered in Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Japan. Nissan is the sixth largest automaker in the world, and sells its cars under the Nissan, Infiniti, and Datsun brands.

    I translated a vast array of service and user manuals for Toyota, as well e-learning documents and car navigation interfaces. The total volume of work I delivered to this company is more than 3 million words.

    Shutterstock

    Shutterstock is an American stock photography, stock footage and stock music provider headquartered in New York. Shutterstock maintains a library of over 50 million royalty-free stock photos, vector graphics, and illustrations, and 2 million video clips and pieces of music for license.

    I delivered the Hungarian localization of their website, shutterstock.com, using a cutting-edge online translation platform. This was a challenging and high-profile project, and its result is seen and used by thousands of graphic designers and artists every single day.

    Jive Software

    Jive Software is a provider of communication and collaboration solutions for business. Jive enables employees, partners and customers to work together.

    I delivered the Hungarian translation of www.jivesoftware.com, helping Jive Software to reach many new enterprise clients by starting its activities in Hungary.

    Harley-Davidson

    Harley-Davidson, or Harley, is an American motorcycle manufacturer, founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1903. As one of two major American motorcycle manufacturers to survive the Great Depression, it became the world's fifth largest motorcycle manufacturer and an iconic brand widely known for its loyal following.

    I translated e-learning leaflets and brochures for HD, as well e-learning materials used by their technicians.

    Daikin

    Daikin Industries is a Japanese multinational air conditioner manufacturing company headquartered in Osaka. Daikin is the inventor of Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) air conditioning systems and an innovator in the Split System Air Conditioning Market.

    Daikin asked me to translate technical documentation for more than twenty of their large-scale industrial air conditioners.

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  • Lexus

    Lexus is the luxury vehicle division of Japanese automaker Toyota, Japan's largest-selling make of premium cars, and has ranked among the ten largest Japanese global brands in market value.

    I have been translating navigation and HVAC system manuals for Lexus since 2009.

    Atlas Copco

    Atlas Copco is a Swedish industrial company that was founded in 1873. It manufactures industrial tools and equipment, air compressors (of which it is the world's leading producer), construction and mining equipment such as rock drills, assembly systems, and offer related service and equipment rental.

    My range of projects delivered for this company covers documentation of GPS-controlled rock drills, heavy duty compressors and rock crushers.

    eBay

    eBay is an American multinational corporation and e-commerce company, providing consumer-to-consumer and business-to-consumer sales services via the internet. eBay was founded in 1995, and became a notable success story of the dot-com bubble. Today it is a multibillion-dollar business with operations localized in over 30 countries.

    eBay entered to the Hungarian online marketplace in 2009, where I delivered their localized website.

    TripAdvisor

    TripAdvisor is an American travel website company providing reviews of travel-related content and interactive travel forums.
    TripAdvisor was an early adopter of user-generated content.

    I translated thousands of reviews to Hungarian, helping TripAdvisor to tap into the Hungarian market and letting Hungarian tourists use the site more effectively.

    Isuzu

    Isuzu Motors Ltd. is a Japanese commercial vehicles and diesel engine manufacturing company headquartered in Tokyo. Its principal activity is the production, marketing and sale of Isuzu commercial vehicles and diesel engines.

    Since 2006 I regularly translate truck and light commercial vehicle service and user manuals for this company, having delivered at least one million translated words so far in this ongoing project.

    Toyota

    Toyota Motor Corporation is a Japanese automotive manufacturer headquartered in Japan. It is the 13th-largest company in the world by revenue. Toyota is the largest automobile manufacturer ahead of the Volkswagen Group and General Motors. In 2012 July the company reported the production of its 200-millionth vehicle.

    My range of documents delivered to this company covers service manuals, user manuals, e-learning documents, car sale education materials for dealerships, as well as leaflets, brochures and press releases for the general public.

  • Thoughts of a technical translator

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  • Scientist dream about doing great things.

    Engineers do them.

    James A. Michener

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